A leftover from yesterday that I missed amid the latest round of coronavirus madness. She said a few days ago that “I will be supporting the Democratic nominee in November,” but her enthusiasm had been … restrained, let us say. In that same interview she made a point of saying that party unity is a “process” and that it “should be uncomfortable for everyone involved,” starting with Joe Biden. A day later she allowed that Tara Reade’s sexual assault allegations against Biden are absolutely fair game, which is correct. If she was supporting Biden, she was clearly supporting him reluctantly.
But check her out in the clip below from “The View” yesterday morning. She doesn’t seem as reluctant. Backing Biden is clearly a lesser-of-two-evils thing for her but she was more urgent here in saying it’s “really important” that we — which means you, DSAers — get behind him. Maybe she’s following Bernie’s lead? He’s sounded pretty urgent lately as well:
Sanders said his supporters have a simple choice now that Biden has emerged as the presumptive nominee: “Do we be as active as we can in electing Joe Biden and doing everything we can to move Joe and his campaign in a more progressive direction? Or do we choose to sit it out and allow the most dangerous president in modern American history to get reelected?”
He continued: “I believe that it’s irresponsible for anybody to say, ‘Well, I disagree with Joe Biden — I disagree with Joe Biden! — and therefore I’m not going to be involved.’”