For most of Biden’s Democratic rivals, they’ve treated one part of his record as taboo to criticize: His years in the Obama White House… “It’s going to be challenging for progressives to attack that legacy,” said Yvette Simpson, chief executive of the progressive political action committee Democracy for America. “Because Obama not only is and was so popular, but people are very nostalgic for that time, particularly after a few years of Trump.”
Really, though? Obama was super smart, classy, attractive, an amazing speaker but that’s all that matters in a class president, not a country’s president. In terms of policy, he was hawkish, neoliberal, the economy stank, Obamacare was a mess. What’s so great about his legacy other than the speeches? What are people so nostalgic for? The drones? The invasions? The mishandling of the financial crisis?