It’s no secret that Joe Biden was not my favorite Democratic candidate for President. I’ve criticized his long history of coddling the Republicans and his gung ho support for the Iraq War. But if you’re looking for saints of unblemished purity, you won’t find them in the political arena. I don’t care who your hero is—FDR, JFK, Obama—you will find a few skeletons in all of their closets. That’s because politics is the art of compromise, which means all effective politicians are compromised to an extent.
But Joe Biden, at this moment, may be the perfect man to put the Trump nightmare behind us and move this country forward again. He’s no radical, like AOC and Bernie Sanders, so the fire-breathers on the Right can put their pitchforks down. We’ve had our fill of enduring a divisive clown as President—an overfed, narcissistic ignoramus with no concern for the world that we must all inhabit together.