In a primary full of socialists, President Joe Biden clinched the Democratic nomination and rode his way to the White House on the appearance of a supposed moderate, a pragmatist who promised an American “return to normalcy” in a 21st-century digital version of the early front-porch campaigns.
To those paying attention, however, Biden’s radicalism was clear from the start, with normal nowhere in sight. He ran on a platform cloaked in centrism only by virtue of what others were proposing on stage. Even McClatchy wrote in September 2019, “Biden’s current set of policy prescriptions would likely be considered radical if they had been proposed in any previous Democratic presidential primary.”
The following summer, Biden’s platform was taken over by California Sen. Kamala Harris joining the ticket and Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders dominating the discussions for the “Unity Task Force Recommendations” to unite Democrat support after a highly fractured primary. Harris accepted the vice-presidential nomination as a senator with the