It’s Fear of Sanders, Not Support for Biden that Changed the Race

From The American Prospect:

What drove that consolidation is no mystery. It wasn’t a sudden enthusiasm for Biden. It was a deep fear of Sanders becoming the presidential nominee and dividing and dragging down the entire party.

The Democratic Party desperately needed a candidate who could transcend the party’s divisions and bring its diverse constituencies together. Neither Biden nor Sanders can do that. The party needed a candidate with the energy, flexibility, and imagination to address the new crises we are facing, from the coronavirus to climate change to new technologies that are disrupting communications and the economy. But as different as Biden and Sanders are, they are both figures from our past, with ideas formed in another era.

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