Joe Biden is not the male to rejuvenate liberalism. He is its last gasp.
There are unusual exceptions when the president’s celebration gains seats–2002, barely a year after the 9/11 attacks, and 1998 are examples– however come 2022, Democrats will do not have the single biggest source that encouraged their gains in 2018: opposition to Donald Trump. And if President Obama’s individual appeal was not sufficient to bring Democrats to the polls in 2010 or 2018, what are the chances that a President Biden would be able to create sufficient enthusiasm 2 years from now?
There are many things for which a Biden administration might be blamed in the next 2 years, and President Trump’s experience in 2018 reveals that an administration does not automatically get credit from midterm voters for a growing economy.