If the Democrats really want to double down on the corporatist/crony capitalist party thing they should go the Biden route.
Former Vice President Joe Biden told the TODAY show on November 13 that he hasn’t ruled out running for President in 2020, inciting further speculation that he will be touted as the Democratic Party’s best hope against Donald Trump next presidential election. “No, I’m not closing the door. I’ve been around too long, and I’m a great respecter of fate, but who knows what the situation is going to be a year-and-a-half from now,” Biden said.
Biden’s appearance was to promote his new book, “Promise Me, Dad: A Year of Hope, Hardship, and Purpose.” His book tour has earned him substantial media coverage, where his rhetoric is elevating him to a leadership role in the Trump Resistance. The Democratic Party is desperate for leadership, widely considering Bernie Sanders an outsider causing trouble within the party’s ranks.
Rather than focusing on developing a policy based message to resonate with voters or working to develop a more diverse pool of candidates, many establishment Democrats are pushing for a Biden 2020 run to recycle the former Vice President into a contemporary voice for the party.