Joe Biden had one heck of a 2020. He started the year off as a Democratic primary before becoming the frontrunner, eventual nominee, and finally President-elect.
His victory over Donald Trump is one that’ll go down in history as America’s most voted in election ever, as well as one of its most significant. It’s fair to wonder if Biden is the right president for our time, though, and we’ve done just that all year long.
It’s not that we don’t like the guy—it’s more that he represents the careerist, corporatist, establishment politics that disaffected voters for decades and ultimately led to the Trump nightmare we’re just beginning to wake from. Plus, since he won by crushing his progressive challengers and alienated those voters throughout the primary and general election process. It’s very likely he feels no need to capitulate to them in any, shape, or form once he’s in the White House. Other than that, though, he seems like an okay guy!
Biden was never the perfect candidate and he certainly won’t be the perfect president, but here’s to holding out a shred of hope he’ll stay open to leftists’ voices and organizations. Maybe he can make it his new year’s resolution.
Anyway, thanks for the content these last 12 months. Here are some of our favorite Biden pieces from this year.
Beto, Amy and Pete made it onto some Joe merch. But Biden had other people to thank for winning the nomination, too.
We’ve been dubious of this promise for months. It won Biden the primary and the presidency, but it’s never going to actually work.
The former VP isn’t changing his tune on universal healthcare, even as COVID-19 overwhelms America’s healthcare system.
If he wins the White House, all the policy shifts he’s supposedly planning won’t mean anything.
The former VP needs to hang militia violence and civil unrest around the president’s neck.
A Democrat finally playing actual politics has the media and Republicans in a frenzy.
Books and betting markets favor Biden. Can a longshot bet on Trump pay off?