The Biden Bait-and-Switch

He runs on normalcy and nostalgia while quietly promising to enact radical policies.

Joe Biden is attempting to replicate Nancy Pelosi’s successful 2006 midterm strategy of making the election a referendum on an incumbent Republican president mired in controversy rather than offering a compelling alternative vision. But voters should consider the choice: Mr. Biden quietly promises to be the most radical president in U.S. history.

The parallels to 2006 are clear: George W. Bush faced the aftermath of Katrina and Iraq; Donald Trump is blamed for the coronavirus and the violence plaguing America’s cities. Mrs. Pelosi kept her Democratic troops out of the way, as the saying goes, when their enemy was in the process of destroying himself; Mr. Biden hides in his basement and keeps the focus on Mr. Trump…

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