Stock markets plummeted on Thursday at the news that former vice president Joe Biden had, for the first time ever, overtaken President Donald J. Trump as the betting-odds favorite to win the 2020 election.
Biden, 77, is the prohibitive favorite to win the Democratic presidential nomination. He's also among the most vulnerable members of the population—very old and male—when it comes to the risk of dying from the Wuhan bat plague. Few pundits thought he stood a chance in the Democratic primary, given his bumbling campaign, incoherent message, and frequently malfunctioning brain.
Democratic voters had other ideas, mostly due to their diehard commitment to male superiority. Members of the mainstream media and other liberal pundits have no choice now but to praise Biden as the savior of the republic. For many, this will involve a complete about-face after spending 2019 routinely savaging Biden as an incompetent, feckless racist.