If Joe Biden were really that progressive of a candidate, he would step down, remove himself from the race, and give his full endorsement to one of the female Democratic candidates (I don’t care which, Joe, just pick one for fuck’s sake). I mean, just look at what Uncle Joe says here:
“The fact of the matter is, the vast majority of the members of the Democratic Party are still basically liberal to moderate Democrats in the traditional sense.” [. . .] “Show me the really left-, left-, left-wingers who beat a Republican. So the idea that the Democratic Party has kind of stood on its head, I don’t get.”
Show me the centrist moderates who galvanize progressive voters as much as someone like Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez does, and then you might have a point. There is simply no one out there with a centrist message who is going to animate the base as much as our socialist contingency does. (Why do you think Fox News spends more time talking about AOC than Joe Biden, when AOC isn’t even a presidential candidate?) Honestly, when I look at Democrats like Joe Biden and Nancy Pelosi, all I can see are privileged rich people who want to preserve the status quo for their own private benefit. “Fighting for the old soul” of the Democratic Party is not the answer here, because the old way of doing things never really worked in the first place. (Hence the position we are in right now.)
That being said, I will vote for Biden if it comes down to just him and Trump during the election. But I hope we can get a much more progressive candidate on the ballot instead.