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Biden is currently leading in the polls, and as a Bernie supporter this concerns me. I mean, I get they're skewed to voters 50+, but it's by such a wide margin I'm convinced this will be tough race, even though I remain confident a progressive candidate can pull through. But the fact still stands that Biden is still in the lead, and as the grassroots there is something we must do to sway those voters to our side.
How do we do this? Personally, I don't think pointing out Biden's record will change a thing. These people don't care much about policy, they're only concerned about beating Trump (and they will parrot this over and over). So what we should focus on to sway people is not attacks on Biden's record or disregard for personal space and instead on whether or not Biden is the Democrats' best bet to beat the Orange-in-Chief.
To do this is simple. We just need to explain why Bernie can beat Trump and Biden cannot. Their key difference is this:
Biden is a candidate focused on the past and Bernie is a candidate focused on the future.
Biden has talked consistently of restabilizing US politics and returning to a pre-Trump America. This resonates with people nostalgic for the Obama era, especially because of his role as Obama's VP. But at the same time, this also leads people into the trap of thinking a return to the Obama era is what the American people want.
Remind people that it was under the Obama presidency that Trump was elected. Remind people that Trump voters voted for Trump specifically for their dissatisfaction with the status quo. Remind them that if we choose another "Obama successor" like Hillary Clinton was in 2016, it will bring us right back to the last election, which was where Trump was victorious.
Whether you like Obama or not, Donald Trump was a direct result of the Obama presidency.
We can't let history repeat itself. We can only beat Trump with a candidate promising real change, regarding healthcare, regarding wealth inequality, and regarding climate change.
And that is NOT Joe Biden.
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