The problem for any Democrat is that the Democrat Party platform is all nonsense. There’s
now a new name for moderate Democrats – squish Republicans. That’s about the extent of the Democrat bench. The problem with keeping a gerontocracy in power for a couple decades past its sell-by date is that you don’t build a bench. They built a sick bed. A lot of potential candidates got tired of waiting for guys like Biden to take their final tumble and went off to mess up things in academia or the private sector.