The flip side of this reality is that if Democrats really can not come up with a more realistic "theory of change" - and there are some possible avenues for at least a limited 2021 progressive offensive, ranging from Elizabeth Warren's strategy for breaking down McConnell's power, to Amy Klobuchar's proposed blitz of executive orders - then perhaps electability truly is the only candidate quality that matters. We're curious whether their unusual endorsement will shape a certain demographic's opinion on the remaining Democratic candidates-or whether, as one skeptical reporter believes, it "may have no worth whatsoever".
Bernie Sanders, meanwhile, picked up the backing of Rep. Pramila Jayapal (D-Wash.), who has also agreed to serve as the national health policy chair for the Vermont senator's campaign.
They ignore the other candidates, including the first candidates, for various reasons: the mayor of South Bend, Pete Buttigieg, is too green, former vice president Joe Biden does not promise enough change, technology entrepreneur Andrew Yang is too inexperienced, billionaire Mike Bloomberg ignored the interview citing a lack of positions, Sanders is rigid and polarizing.
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"Some in the party see President Trump as lost and believe that a return to a more reasonable America is possible", the Times wrote. Biden's agenda of "just restoring the status quo will not get America where it belongs as a society", and it is time for it to "hand over the torch". What's more, Mr. Biden is 77. As things stand, each of the six candidates who met in last week's poll have already qualified to be on the stage in the next debate.
"The history of the editorial board would suggest that we would side squarely with the candidate with a more traditional approach to pushing the nation forward, within the realities of a constitutional framework and a multiparty country", the editorial reads.
In closing, the editorial board says the primaries are where the ideological fight between centrists and progressives within in the Democratic party should play out. "That's the very goal of primaries, to test-market strategies and ideas that can galvanize and inspire the country". "Ms. Klobuchar and Ms. Warren right now are the Democrats best equipped to lead that debate".
'May the best woman win, ' the Times concluded.