Biden and Trump Share One Thing: Many Politicians Keeping Their Distance From Them

From a New York Times guest essay by Yuval Levin headlined “Biden and Trump Share One Thing”:

Back in January, looking ahead to the midterm election year, President Biden said that he expected to be featured prominently by Democrats running for Congress. ā€œIā€™m going to be out on the road a lot, making the case around the country, with my colleagues who are up for re-election,ā€ he predicted.

It has not turned out that way. Instead, many Democratic candidates have practiced the delicate dance that politicians of both parties have had to master over the past two decades ā€” keeping their distance from a president of their own party while not openly repudiating him.