What it looks like to me:
If Joe Biden hadn’t been too proud to make a heartfelt public reckoning with and apology for his actions during the Clarence Thomas confirmation hearings, he would be president right now.
He was charismatic, funny, heartfelt, and a sitting VP with a tragic backstory. Plus, sexism and Clinton Derangement Syndrome. And I think it’s fair to say that he’d have embarrassed Trump decisively like the elementary-school-level bully that Trump is, without the sexism making people ignore or fail to see Trump getting schooled.
But him having been able to make that reckoning and apology would mean he would be a different person than he is.
So fuck hypotheticals, and fuck him.