A Dignified Quasi-Exit

The questions Are you senile yet? Are you sure? have no dignified answer—which is why Biden should consider an option midway between resignation and denial, and persist in a way that is not, to my knowledge, being considered.

Having harvested enough delegates for the nomination, he now has sole authority to release them and let them choose another nominee at or before the Democratic National Convention in August …

The dignity-preserving option is to release the delegates and run in an open convention. Asking the country to trust him is no longer a credible option ….

Graeme Wood

July 8, 2024

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