Biden serves notice: This is all about Trump

Four years of Trump? Biden says that’s an “aberrant moment in time.” Eight years? A forever altering of our nation’s moral fabric.

That may seem an uncharitable summary of Biden’s launch message, but it’s what he says — literally. His launch video also makes almost no mention of policy or what issues he’s running on. It’s all highflying rhetoric about who we are as a country.

It’s a striking departure from his foes for the 2020 Democratic nomination — and from how Democrats ran in the 2018 midterm elections. Even as Trump was broadly unpopular, their campaign messaging really wasn’t about Trump, at least in the general election.