The Left will never understand its failure.
Frida Ghitis of CNN reminds me of that classic arcade game, Dig Dug, the way she works to inflate Joe Biden’s performance during a softball town hall on her network, but her closing line raises an interesting question:
In the end, Biden’s political standing will depend not on the impact of the town hall, but on the success of his negotiations to pass his legislative agenda.
That’s kind of pat political analysis, but I wonder if it’s actually true. Biden’s legislative agenda is far beyond what the voters sanctioned in the last election (even if the results were legitimate). It’s entirely possible that actually passing Biden’s agenda would cement his unpopularity. Payoffs to special interests only get politicians so far when the policies produce disastrous outcomes for the country.