"We know that this choice is different in our bones," says the ad's spokesperson at the start of the commercial. "The stakes are higher, the threat is more serious, we need to defeat Donald Trump, and all polls agree that Joe Biden is the strongest Democrat to accomplish this task."
A series of bar graphs appears in the last line The screen displays a variety of surveys in which Biden defeats Trump in hypothetical matchups for 2020.
The ad, which was launched on Tuesday morning, follows the most blatant appeal to the eligibility Camp Biden has made so far.
Jill Biden added, "Your candidate could be better healthcare than Joe, I do not know, but you have to figure out who will win this election and maybe you have to swallow a bit and say," OK, me Personally, one likes so much better, "but your conclusion must be that we have to beat Trump."
That means it's out there!
Biden's decision to base himself so strongly on the question of eligibility is a risk, albeit a calculated one. Traditionally, the primary voters vote with their hearts and not with their heads. That is, they usually choose the candidate who inspires them, not the candidate they believe he can win. Primary voters do not tend to cast strategic votes with a view to the general election. They vote on what their own party should look like.
There are, of course, exceptions ̵
Clinton's loss to current President Donald Trump would have undermined the argument of eligibility in future races. (The fact that Trump is president is in itself a pretty strong argument against prioritizing presumptive eligibility in the selection of a candidate.)
It is not difficult to understand why eligibility important is more for democratic voters in 2020. It's Donald Trump. That's it. While Democratic grass-roots voters are rarely inspired by the actions of a Republican president, Trump deliberately ignores even a semblance of presidential norms that accompanies his appointment of two Supreme Court judges, his withdrawal of a series of environmental regulations, his provocations against race and politics due to his bullying The Democrats wanted to beat him in 2020.
If eligibility should ever be crucial in choosing a Democratic candidate, this is the moment.
With more results like this coming out, the voters' question will aloud be wondering if a 12-point lead over Trump is so much greater than a 7-point lead, for example – to lend Bendens words to Jill – " have to swallow a bit and say, "OK, Personally, I like that and that better, but your conclusion must be that we have to beat Trump. "
It remains to be seen how democratic voters will decide this question, but there is no question that Joe Biden deals with eligibility, eligibility and eligibility.