Yet somehow, the Biden campaign has decided to abandon Biden’s greatest advantage: his promise of a sedated interregnum. Instead, according to The New York Times, Biden’s campaign will embrace radical proposals. “With Mr. Biden leading President Trump in the polls, the former vice president and other Democratic leaders are racing to assemble a new governing agenda that meets the extraordinary times — and they agree it must be far bolder than anything the party establishment has embraced before,” The Times reported.
Some of the new proposals are directly from the Sanders campaign: forgiving student loans, a Green New Deal, expansion of government health care, a government jobs plan, a ban on stock buybacks and compulsion toward profit sharing for corporations. Meanwhile, former President Barack Obama explained over the weekend that the coronavirus has merely underscored deep-seated American racism that requires a complete remaking of our society. Equating disparate health and incomes between black Americans and white Americans due to COVID-19 with the shooting of black Georgian Ahmaud Arbery — and citing both as legacies of America’s historic racism — Obama stated, “No generation has been better positioned to be warriors for justice and remake the world.”