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Joe Biden Was Nobody’s First Pick. Thank God.

The president-elect was a tepid compromise candidate in an era when politics runs on wild-eyed fandom. It’s a relief.

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The most promising thing in American politics right now is that no one really likes Joe Biden. My only hope is that Joe Biden doesn’t try to fix this anytime soon.

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Jude Ellison S. Doyle

Jude Ellison S. Doyle

Author of “Trainwreck” (Melville House, ‘16) and “Dead Blondes and Bad Mothers” (Melville House, ‘19). Columns published far and wide across the Internet.

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