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Over the past few years, finding agreement between Democrats and Republicans has been a mostly futile exercise. One exception is the strange and mistaken bipartisanship when it comes to Joe Biden. From the moment Biden announced his candidacy for president in April 2019, Democrats in-the-know believed his presidential quest would implode – just as it had in 1988 and 2008.
But Biden’s rivals underestimated him. From the start, Biden led in the polls, a lead many dismissed as based merely on name recognition. Many saw Biden as a castaway of an outdated and romanticized past. Then-Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) criticized Biden for collaborating with Senate segregationists James Eastland and Herman Talmadge, describing it as “hurtful” and “misplaced.” Meanwhile, others saw Biden as representing the status quo in a country longing for change. Biden himself gave credibility to the charge, saying “nothing would fundamentally change” in a Biden administration.
But Biden had strong backing from African Americans, a base of support premised upon his civil rights record and association with Barack Obama. The two African American senators in the race, Harris and Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.), failed to gain traction. In December 2019, Harris ended her campaign, saying she had “no path forward,” and Booker followed a month later. Biden’s first campaign manager, Greg Schultz, always believed his candidate would accumulate enough delegates to win the nomination thanks to Biden’s ardent black support, particularly among older southern voters. Further powering Biden’s candidacy was the overwhelming desire of Democrats to find someone who could beat Donald Trump. Thinking like the old-time party bosses, Democratic voters cast ideological compatibility aside in their search for a winner. Given Biden’s sizable seven million vote lead over Trump last November – along with the razor-thin results Arizona, Georgia and Wisconsin – it’s hard to make the case that they were wrong.