He's bad at campaigning and he's running on people's fond memories of Obama
But Obama—whether or not he disappointed you—was capable of making people believe he was with you.
Biden's message is "Hi! I'm friends with the people who are hurting you!"
I'm also aware of the narratives building around them.
And I notice how Warren connects with people. She's good at it.
I look forward 9 months and I see a front-runner.
Maybe wishful thinking. We'll see.
People believe what they hear.
Listen to the narratives.
Biden is the Safe One
Bernie is the Big Change
Harris is the hard-nosed career pol
Pete stole Beto's 'exciting newcomer' lane
Warren's smart—she's got a plan for that.
Everybody else isn't actually running. Nobody's had the heart to tell them.
He's not only failing to energize the base. He's actively trying to cool them down.
When has that worked? Name the time please.
Find me what they were saying about a first-term Senator with the name "Barack Obama" in June 2007.
Nobody knows anything.
Bernie's got that. Trump's got that, too—it set him apart in a Republican field. I see it a bit with others.
Candidates who people love tend rather than seem to win, don't they.
Ask Bob Dole or Mitt Romney or John Kerry
Sure, they *say* they don't want Trump, but they do. Trump's got 90% approval with Republicans.
So sure, say you'd vote for a centrist Democrat.
Once Biden's running for a weaker version of what you want, you're free to vote for the stronger version of what you want.
You'll find your excuse.
I don't think so. He's running out into the desert promising us all that shimmer is an oasis
Meanwhile we've got other candidates right here, where we are. They're drilling wells
Elizabeth Warren is the front runner.