Joe Biden may be the presumptive nominee for the Democrats in 2020, but that certainly doesn’t mean that the left has their ducks in a row.
Biden isn’t a very popular candidate among the more enthusiastic voting blocs that the Democrats call their own. On social media, young leftists have repeatedly provided evidence that they believe suggests the former veep is suffering from dementia, and Biden’s long list of questionable moments on the campaign trail hasn’t exactly shored up confidence in his abilities.
This week, as Biden’s mental acuity remains very much in the spotlight, the candidate himself seems to be pushing for a path forward in which he won’t have to participate in another debate.
Former Vice President Joe Biden on Wednesday said it’s time for the Democratic primary to draw to a close and signaled a disinterest in participating in a final debate against Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.).
“My focus is just dealing with this crisis right now,” Biden said at a virtual press conference. “I haven’t thought about any more debates. I think we’ve had enough debates. I think we should get on with this.”
The remarks come a day after the Sanders campaign reiterated its intention to participate in the 12th debate of the primary cycle. Biden and Sanders are the only remaining candidates in the race.
The Democratic establishment is likely fond of this plan, as they’ve been working overtime in order to force Biden into the nomination despite the desperation of their younger voters.
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