Without a doubt, he would be the most qualified candidate in a crowded sea of Democratic hopefuls running in 2020. From his 30-plus years in the Senate, chairing the Foreign Relations and Judiciary Committees, to his eight years as vice president, few could (accurately) boast of more experience in government.
The question is, who cares?
Of course, qualifications probably should be a major metric by which we elect our leaders, but leave it to the American people to decide in recent years that experience can be disqualifying. From a slew of inexperienced Tea Party candidates in 2010 to Donald Trump to another round of newcomers in 2018, we just aren’t into long records of accomplishment these days.
He and any other candidate running against Trump in 2020 should care only about one thing: Can they beat him?