First of all, Joe Biden was never my first choice; Elizabeth Warren was. But I don’t subscribe to the view that he can’t beat Trump. This claim rests more on ideological disposition and defeatism than facts on the ground. Indeed, facts on the ground, namely the recent primaries, tell a very different story. Turnout for Biden has been higher than expected, while Bernie voters have under performed.

Moreover, the coalition supporting Biden is more expansive than the coalition supporting Bernie. A moment like this begs for sober calculation, not the rage of a lover spurned and wishful thinking.