There was a concerted effort within the Joe Biden campaign to appear as non-offensive as possible. The team believed it important for their candidate to play the role of Donald Trump’s antithesis, characterizing the election as a choice between Trump and Not Trump as opposed to Trump and Biden. The reason: Joe Biden was not a terribly popular choice for the Democrats, particularly those who align themselves with the more radical ideologues of the party.
And so Biden spent a lot of time perfecting his soundbite about being a President “for all Americans, not just those who voted for me”.
His campaign team, now unburdened by the need to convince any more voters, appears to have a far different opinion of the situation.
O’Malley Dillon was responding to a comment from Glamour reporter Glennon Doyle in the interview published Tuesday about redefining “compromise,” saying Biden “rejected” the idea that he could not work with the GOP.
“The president-elect was able to connect with people over this sense of unity,” O’Malley Dillon said. “In the primary, people would mock him, like, ‘You think you can work with Republicans?’ I’m not saying they’re not a bunch of f—ers. Mitch McConnell is terrible. But this sense that you couldn’t wish for that, you couldn’t wish for this bipartisan ideal? He rejected that.”
The news will only serve to deepen the political divide in this country, and at a time in which partisan violence is becoming all the more frequent.
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