The DNC's dilemma

Like Shakespeare's Hamlet, the Democrat National Committee (DNC) is facing a terrible dilemma.  Should it go with Joe Biden as the party's nominee, or should he be switched out?  And make no mistake: the choice is the DNC's to make, not Biden's.  Given his career-long history of corruption and now credible accusations of sexual abuse, Biden would be politically torn apart in a second if it weren't for the massive protection he's receiving from the Democrat-controlled media.  Remove that and give Biden a fair and objective hearing in the press, and he's a dead duck.

So should Joe stay, or should be go?  From the DNC's prospective, there are pros and cons to each side.  Whatever choice it makes won't be good. 

To start with, thanks to eight years of the narcissistic Barack Hussein Obama, the Democrats have an extremely weak bench from which to choose.  Speculation ranges far and wide.  The mix is eclectic.  The top-tier candidates to replace Biden would include Governor Andrew Cuomo, Bernie Sanders, Hillary Clinton, Michigan governor Gretchen Whitmer, and even former first lady Michelle Obama.  Maybe Mike Bloomberg can be resurrected from the political graveyard with a flow of his money.  But all these potential candidates are seriously flawed.  None has wide voter appeal.  The likelihood of any of them prevailing in November is slim. 

Further vexing the Democrat National Committee is the ideological split within the Democrat Party itself.  With Biden as the presumptive nominee, there might have been a chance, albeit a small one, of a cold truce prevailing between hard left wing of the party and the so-called "moderates," at least until Election Day.  But with Biden pushed aside and the DNC essentially choosing the party's nominee — which under no circumstances would be Crazy Bernie — the Bernie Bros will revolt.  They will argue, with justification, that their man actually participated in the primaries and has accumulated the most delegates after Biden.  Not to give Sanders the nomination would be the ultimate insult to the radicals. 

Looking at this mess, the DNC might just decide to close its eyes, stay with Biden, and rely on the media, the Chinese Wuhan virus, and voter fraud to carry him through.  But even here, the DNC faces additional risks.  It has to cross its fingers and hope Slow Joe doesn't self-destruct during the general campaign, a distinct and growing possibility. 

The media wall that has so far insulated Biden from Tara Reade's sexual abuse charge and his Ukraine and Chinese corruption can be overcome with talk radio and the internet.  That is, even if the media can maintain its silence on these matters, the news of it can still get out to the general public.  Furthermore, the mainstream media have an ever-growing percentage of "info-babes" and reporterettes within.  And even though the large majority of them are liberal, they still might take umbrage at covering up for creepy Joe Biden.  The media wall can crack at any time.

At this stage, it is impossible to say which way the DNC will jump.  Sober minds in the DNC know that the odds of defeating President Trump in November are long no matter who its nominee is.  And it is hard to see Biden holding on long enough to lead the party into November.  The Democrats will therefore focus on protecting their congressional candidates from a wipeout.  From this perspective, Andrew Cuomo is a decent choice to replace Biden.  Cuomo would be selected not so much in the hope of defeating Donald Trump, but to avoid a rout of downline Democrat candidates.  And the DNC sees an additional advantage to a Cuomo candidacy.  It would boost the New York governor's prospects in 2024, thus driving a stake through the heart of the radical movement.

The DNC is in the unenviable position of damned if it does and damned if it doesn't, which is only good news for America.