Opinion | There’s No Reason to Resign Ourselves to Biden

As the 2020 presidential election draws closer, many Americans are feeling a sense of resignation when it comes to the Democratic nominee, Joe Biden. Some see him as a safe, establishment choice in contrast to the chaos and instability of the current administration. However, this resignation to Biden as the only viable option is both shortsighted and dangerous.

While it is understandable that many Americans are desperate for a return to normalcy after four years of President Trump, settling for Biden as the lesser of two evils is not the answer. Biden’s record as a senator and vice president is riddled with problematic policies, from his support of the Iraq War to his role in the passage of the 1994 crime bill which disproportionately targeted communities of color. His history of plagiarism and gaffes also raise questions about his fitness for office.

Furthermore, Biden’s moderate stance on key issues such as healthcare and climate change is out of touch with the progressive values of many Democratic voters. In a time when bold, transformative action is needed to address the urgent challenges facing our country, Biden’s tepid proposals fall short of what is necessary.

It is crucial for Americans to remember that we have the power to demand better from our leaders. We do not have to settle for the status quo or resign ourselves to the flawed choices presented to us by the two-party system. There are alternative candidates who offer bold, progressive solutions to the issues that matter most to us, such as Medicare for All, a Green New Deal, and criminal justice reform.

By continuing to challenge the establishment and push for a candidate who truly represents our values and priorities, we can create a more just and equitable future for all Americans. We must not resign ourselves to Biden simply because he is seen as the “safe” choice. It is time to demand more from our leaders and hold them accountable to the needs of the people they serve.

In conclusion, there is no reason to resign ourselves to Biden as the Democratic nominee. We have the power to demand better and push for a candidate who truly represents our values and priorities. Let’s not settle for the status quo – let’s fight for a better future for all Americans.