Biden’s Strategic Error Presents Trump with Opportunity

Although many see Joe Biden’s predictably as an asset in his attempt to unseat President Donald Trump, Biden’s flaws will likely become apparent the more he is forced to campaign on the stump and defend radical proposals embraced by his party. (Fox News)

In national polling, former Vice President Joe Biden is the clear 2020 front-runner. He’s up nearly five points in the RealClearPolitics polling average; he’s up in Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, Florida and Arizona.

That’s because Biden campaigned as the anti-Bernie Sanders: a “return to normalcy” candidate rather than a transformational one. His entire pitch relied on his high name recognition, the general perception of his likability and his unthreatening demeanor.

Yet somehow, the Biden campaign has decided to abandon Biden’s greatest advantage: his promise of a sedated interregnum.

Instead, according to The New York Times, Biden’s campaign will embrace radical proposals. “With Mr. Biden leading President Trump in the polls, the former vice president and other Democratic leaders are racing to assemble a new governing agenda that meets the extraordinary times — and they agree it must be far bolder than anything the party establishment has embraced before,” The Times reported.

Knowing that a clear majority of Americans don’t want a radical transformation of government presents Trump with his clearest opportunity yet to regain momentum in this unprecedented presidential election season.