Dems: When Trump Goes Low, Go Even Lower

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It’s time to tell the story of how the Democrats can win back the White House in 2020. Ready for it?

The answer: optics.

There are only two people who can beat Trump in the next election. The first is himself, obviously. The second, is the former Vice President of the United States, Joe Biden.

It’s unfortunate to admit, but when the only objective for the Democrats is to remove Trump from office, they must play the game of optics.

Why optics?

To get elected in 2020, a candidate must be cognizant of the lack of political boundaries. Caring about how one looks, speaks, reacts, responds — all of which were peripheral matters in previous elections — are now the most vital aspects of a winning campaign.

That means you must say things that you don’t believe in saying and do things that you don’t believe in doing. History has proven that there are only two current candidates that can publicly do that: Trump and Biden.

When the media says that the most feared Democratic candidate for Trump is the former VP — it’s true. That’s because we have decades of Biden’s public service to show for it.

To get elected, Biden is the only [democratic] candidate who won’t take the moral high ground when the opportunity presents itself. Biden is the only candidate who won’t talk much about domestic and foreign policy when the opportunity presents itself. Biden is the only candidate who won’t back off the infantile name-calling when the opportunity presents itself. Biden is also the only candidate to say and do things that he doesn’t believe in when the opportunity presents itself.

But the opposite is also true.

Biden can take the moral high ground and talk productively about domestic and foreign policy. Biden can also back-off the incessant name-calling and say and do things that he actually believes in — all when the opportunity presents itself.

But he can’t do that now — not in this campaign — not if he truly wants to win.

Folks, (as he says often) we’re living in the age where anything goes. And when anything goes, Biden is your guy.

Why can’t the Democrats get behind any of the other 20 candidates to beat Trump? It’s because they’ll talk about things that actually matter: healthcare, education, foreign and domestic policies, etc. But that’s a candidate who isn’t concerned about optics and therefore is naive to think that strategies that worked in prior elections will equate to victory in 2020.

The Democrats need a no non-sense, tell-it-like-it-is candidate who can tell the American people what they need to hear, not what they should hear.

And when that happens, Biden is still your guy.

It’s a sad reality when Biden and Trump are the only two candidates who shouldn’t be in the White House.

He’s just another old, white guy, who, for the most part, is out of touch with today’s transformative shift taking place in the way Americans are working and living out their lives.

The Democrats need a Mayor Pete or a Kamala Harris type candidate because these candidates represent true change — more in alignment with the needs of all Americans. They understand that the voices of the millennial generation are as loud as they’ve ever been — screaming diversity, inclusion and community.

All Democrats should be playing the same game to win in 2020: removing Trump from office. But let them not make the mistake of overlooking the paradox that sits before our electorate.

The Democrats must select a nominee who should be in the White House instead of selecting a nominee who needs to be in the White House.

The difference between those two types of candidates is infinitesimal — but at the same time, it’s the only way for the Democrats to reclaim victory at the ballot box.

So it’s in with the old[er] white guy and out with everyone else.