When The Hunter Becomes The Hunted

The core message of Joe Biden’s presidential campaign has essentially been that he is the one best suited to defeat Donald Trump in 2020. In the speech that launched his campaign, Biden presented himself as the one man who could unify the country after the divisiveness of Trump. He has continued that theme, presenting himself as Obama’s heir, and largely eschewing presenting any policy proposals that would be in any way controversial among the Democratic primary electorate. That tactic, in conjunction with his strong name recognition, had given Biden a consistent but shrinking lead over his…