Morning Jolt: Joe Biden, the Human Bridge to Nowhere

On the menu today: It’s the 22nd anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, and a great testament to this country's strength and resiliency is the fact that we're not going to spend a lot of time worrying about an al-Qaeda terrorist attack today. The world will always have problems, but even the most frightening problems are surmountable with time and effort.

Closer to home, a new survey from CBS News finds that 48 percent of Democrats feel like they've heard "not much" or "nothing at all" about what Kamala Harris has done as vice president, and 48 percent of independents say her work in that role has made them think worse of the Biden administration. If our octogenarian president had a popular vice president, the entire U.S. political landscape would look different. Instead, as Joe Klein observes, there is no political "transition" possible in these circumstances; Joe Biden can't pass the torch to a vice president seen as a sure loser in 2024. But the past two years have also seen the popularity of the Bernie Sanders socialist wing of the party decline. If Joe Biden was supposed to be a transitionary figure, over the past two years, the Democrats have altered the deal. In ...

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Joe Biden, the Human Bridge to Nowhere

On the menu today: It’s the 22nd anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, and a great testament to this country's strength and resiliency is the fact that we're not going to spend a lot of time worrying about an al-Qaeda terrorist attack today. The world will always have problems, but even the most frightening problems are surmountable with time and effort.

Closer to home, a new survey from CBS News finds that 48 percent of Democrats feel like they've heard "not much" or "nothing at all" about what Kamala Harris has done as vice president, and 48 percent of independents say her work in that role has made them think worse of the Biden administration. If our octogenarian president had a popular vice president, the entire U.S. political landscape would look different. Instead, as Joe Klein observes, there is no political "transition" possible in these circumstances; Joe Biden can't pass the torch to a vice president seen as a sure loser in 2024. But the past two years have also seen the popularity of the Bernie Sanders socialist wing of the party decline. If Joe Biden was supposed to be a transitionary figure, over the past two years, the Democrats have altered the deal. In ...   READ MORE

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