Biden Set to Distance Himself from Influential Democratic ‘Squad’ in Coming Interview

The battle for the Democratic nomination in 2020 could very well become the battle for the very soul of the party itself, as the American people find themselves ever more divided less than a year from election day.

For the left side of the aisle, the question now is:  How left is too left?  The politicians with the most fervent fanbases in recent years have been those who reside way to the left of the center line, such as Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren, and freshmen Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.

In the middle there’s South Bend, Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg, who has been resonating with voters in Iowa but not so much on the national stage, and there’s Joe Biden, the former Vice President under Barack Obama and de facto frontrunner for the 2020 nomination at this point.

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Biden, who has struggled to identify with the youthful demographics within the Democratic Party, has now doubled down on his centrist persona in a move that could very well cost him the nomination.

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Former Vice President Joe Biden, in an interview to air this Sunday, said that Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., is out of step with the mainstream of the Democratic Party and that media outlets reporting that the party has moved to the left have misjudged the political situation.

Biden was asked in an interview with “Axios on HBO” what he thought of “Medicare-for-all” plans being pushed by 2020 presidential rivals Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., and Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass. While Biden has called for health care reform, he has warned against a full-blown government-run takeover.

“The party’s not there, the party’s not there at all,” he said.

But the party is there.

The aforementioned Warren has overtaken Biden in several national and state-level polls, similarly to how Bernie Sanders was able to captivate the Democratic base in his failed attempt to dethrone Hillary Clinton in 2016.  Biden is just a bit out of touch.

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