Charles Fain Lehman – MARCH 11, 2020 5:00 AM / The Washington Free Beacon
Joe Biden’s astonishing reversal of electoral fortune, which culminated Tuesday in primary victories in Michigan, Missouri, and Mississippi, has depended on his reputation as the “moderate” choice for Democrats.
That reputation comes by way of comparison to opponents like self-identified democratic socialist Sen. Bernie Sanders (I., Vt.), who has promised an enormous, unfundable expansion of the federal government. Moderate compared to Sanders, however, is not moderate per se. A closer look at Biden’s platform reveals that by comparison to past Democratic nominees, and to his own past views, Biden is far from “moderation.”
Rather, Joe Biden’s seeming moderation only reflects the standards of an increasingly radical Democratic Party. As the former vice president closes in on the nomination and prepares for a general election, the left turn he has taken in the primary may make it more difficult for him to defeat President Donald Trump.
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