Joe Biden is clearly of the elitist class of hoity-toity progressives, as are his media acolytes who cover for his mistakes and (not surprisingly) their own. A successful politician must master the skill of retrospective rationalization by changing his story when mistakes occur, and he or she must do so without shame, as naturally as a snake sheds its skin. Progressive group think will provide all the cover their presidential pal requires, for both are part of the squirearchy, a sycophancy of upper-crusters, wealthy hangers-on and other inhabitants of Dante’s various circles of hell.
Working-class stiffs, on the other hand, are not of the same ilk, for they usually think independently and are proud to rock the complacent crowd. For them, Joe Biden is the stiff.