Victor Davis Hanson // American Greatness
Some polls put 76-year-old Joe Biden as the Democratic front-runner for the 2020 presidential election. There is certainly some logic to that reckoning.
Biden has far more experience than any of his likely party rivals—36 years in the Senate, eight years as Barack Obama’s vice president and two past presidential runs.
He may be the only Democratic candidate who could likely win back some of the “deplorables,” “irredeemables” and “clingers” of the critical Midwestern swing states.
But all of that said, the folksy Biden is hardly the sober and judicious alternative to a supposedly reckless Donald Trump.
In many ways, Biden has been far wilder in his speech and decorum—despite nearly a half-century in politics.