Fictional Biden will save us from fictional Trump!
I'd like to start with this review of a New York Times survey:
Note that all of these surveyed voters will still vote for Joe Biden after having pledged no allegiance to him or his policies whatsoever. They voted for Biden last time because they just couldn't stomach Trump, never having asked themselves if it wasn't Trump himself and not Biden who saved us from Trump in 2020. (Astute observers will note that Hillary Clinton sure wasn't saving us from Trump in 2016.) And it certainly wasn't "the Left" that saved us from Trump in 2020, and I wrote a lot of diaries explaining that fact. Meanwhile, as regards the actual, physical Joe Biden:
The illusion among the Democratic Party electorate is that, as with 2020, all the Dems need to do is to place Joe Biden on everyone's 2024 ballots, and we're guaranteed four more years. No questions are asked by this group as to what will actually happen in those four years, nor about the actual physical Joe Biden, nor about the efficacy of running a candidate for President who can't run and who has nothing to run on. According to the notion of reality promoted by Bernie Sanders (among others), voters will elect a fictional Joe Biden to govern the fictional America on a fictional platform, and they will do so knowing full well the realities at hand. I suppose if you want you can sign this petition. Meanwhile, on Rising:
h/t Joe Shikspack