The elephant in the room at the DNC

Are Democrats already repeating their 2016 mistakes?

Former Vice President Joe Biden and former Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton.
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Four years ago, Hillary Clinton certainly expected she'd be speaking at the Democratic National Convention in 2020. Just not tonight.

The fact that Clinton is part of Wednesday evening's lineup rather than accepting the nomination on Thursday for her re-election bid to the White House should terrify every Democrat. It's also a chilling reminder that Joe Biden's victory is not assured, no matter what polls say and how weak his opponent appears to be. And it raises big questions about what, if anything, the Democrats have learned since the catastrophic results of 2016.

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