Joe Biden’s explicit refusal to answer whether he supports expanding the Supreme Court is the most brazen, contemptuous campaign move in recent memory. As a voter and citizen, whether or not you support expansion you should be disappointed and outraged with Biden.
As for political strategy, however, it is very impressive.
Normally candidates dodge by extended obfuscation and slippery language. Biden just told his questioners to buzz off. Team Biden made a cold political calculation: Biden cannot take a side without infuriating his base or losing important swing voters. They figure stonewalling is the best option, as the establishment media so detests Trump they will let Biden get away with practically anything.
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