This thought occurs to me, so I’ll share it briefly.
President Biden is trying to negotiated a legislative deal with moderate and progressive congressional Democrats. Then the following dawned on me.
Biden spent 36 years in the U.S. Senate. He then spent eight years as vice president. That’s 44 years negotiating experience with lawmakers.
The way I figure it, President Biden is the most experienced legislator in the meetings he is having with congressional Democrats. He knows how to cajole, coddle and convince legislators to do what’s right.
If only he could work his legislative skill on congressional Republicans who — sad to say — just won’t wheel and deal with a master of wheeling and dealing.
This is the value of having a POTUS who knows how government works. Let’s see if it pays off.