"In 2018, I'm going to beat a path all across this country to stand up for leaders who will stand up for all of us. Are you with me? Are you ready? Then help me fight. Give what you can to help elect a new set of American leaders in districts all around this country — and let's take back the House."
Biden is accumulating his chits — early.
In both his email and its subject line, he also exploits the most cherished buzzword of this frenzied populist age: "I'm sick and tired of this talk that we have to choose between a progressive party and the party of working people. It's elitist, and it's wrong."
I suppose we should brace for being ground down by yearlong denunciations of "elitism" — whatever that means, and it's so overused, it pretty much means any belief or behavior you wish to detest. I find these politically fashionable condemnations of elitism silly and pedestrian. But then again, what else is democratic tub-thumping if not silly and pedestrian?
At any rate, it sure looks as though Biden is gearing up for another presidential run. So you should also brace for the donated "Biden in 2020" ad I'll be posting in the sidebar. (I confess I'm conflicted. Pragmatically speaking, I also believe a woman candidate would be the Democratic ideal, since The Democracy is now essentially the party of women.)