As campaign slogans go, “Settle for Biden” isn’t exactly “Hope and Change,” but supporters of Democratic presidential nominee Joseph R. Biden are pushing the less-than-inspiring hashtag to drum up progressive votes, if not enthusiasm.
“You can vote for someone without supporting them. #SettleforBiden,” tweeted Jon Munitz, head of the Democratic media cooperative The Hill of Roses, in a message summing up the online campaign.
Backers of Democratic Sens. Bernie Sanders of Vermont and Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts have even set up a “Settle for Biden” account on Twitter, saying they are “working to unite our party around an imperfect candidate so we can get Trump out of office.”
One reason: “Because a C+ is better than an F,” says a Settle for Biden meme.
The effort comes with high-profile progressives such as Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, New York Democrat, increasingly lining up behind Mr. Biden in what Republicans have characterized as a “Trojan horse” strategy.
Because a C+ is