"We see the party establishment's desire to support centrist Biden, who is experienced not just in politics, but also in the presidential administration. However, associations with former President Barack Obama may play badly for him. The electorate is tired of the classic establishment; it needs fresh ideas," Kravchenko said.
He recalled that Sanders' supporters had refused to vote during the last presidential election. Even the idea to vote against a Republican all together did not convince them. "The Democrats make the same mistake twice by supporting Biden. The confrontation between Trump and Sanders would be much more interesting: a struggle of two ardent populists and not classic politicians, a battle of fresh ideas," RISS expert underscored.
He supposed that large businesses were interested in Biden's promotion as he would try to lobby for globalist ideas. But his main opponent, the current president, will certainly criticize him a lot. For sure, Trump will recall the Ukrainian investigation into Bidens. Most likely, the results of the 2016 elections will be repeated this year. Apparently, it is normal for Biden to be pushed down to second place. If he loses the election (which is more likely), it will be illustrative not only for the Democratic Party, but also for the entire US electoral system, Kravchenko concluded.