Much ink has been spilled over why Joe Biden’s lead in the Democratic primaries is holding. Some rightly point out that he’s a weak frontrunner. That’s definitely true. Another theory on Biden’s lead holding is that each time a new ‘flavor-of-the-month candidate’ pops up, they put in a poor debate performance.

Let’s be realistic, though. There are only 4 candidates with any sort of a shot at winning the nomination. That short list is Biden, Warren, Bernie and Kamala Harris. The rest are pretenders, potential cabinet secretaries or unserious people. Marianne Williamson, Pete Buttigieg, Corey Booker, Amy Klobuchar, Seth Moulton, Tim Ryan, Bill de Blasio and Tom Steyer fit into that category.

Kamala Harris’s campaign is virtually dead. She had a strong first debate, which caused her stock to rise briefly. By the time of the Detroit debates, she’d lost her momentum. Then Tulsi Gabbard utterly demolished her:

Right now, Elizabeth Warren has some momentum. Will her apology to Native-Americans stop that momentum? I think it will. She’s the so-called ideas lady but her ideas are far outside the mainstream. And who can forget this moment?

If I were asked what word or term I’d use to describe that cringe-worthy moment, I’d say “Almost life-like.” Like she’s gonna come off as a regular Jane with legitimate blue collar credentials? Right!

The truth is two-fold. Biden is a weak frontrunner. Still, he’s the strongest candidate in a weak class. The rest of the candidates are essentially pretenders.

2 Responses to “Why Biden’s lead is holding”

  • eric z says:

    Trump may be hoping Biden does not fade. But hope vs actuality needs months to show a trend. Say, middle of next year, after some primaries.

    Have you any thought about a Biden-Klobuchar ticket. It seems Amy is running for second spot.

  • Gary Gross says:

    Amy is a nobody nationally. No, I haven’t given her a split-second of thought.

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