You can bet Hillary Clinton is breathing a sigh of relief now that Vice President Joe Biden is not running for president. I can almost hear the crystal champagne glasses toasting in her Brooklyn campaign headquarters.
Primary night might be months away, but for all practical purposes (realistic and idealistic), it is onto the general election for the Clinton camp. No more pandering to the far left. No more worrying about a Bernie Sanders threat because even if he wins in Iowa or New Hampshire, he doesn't have the infrastructure to support a national campaign.
That's essentially what this Biden announcement means to the Democratic race. It makes this a one-person race for Clinton to lose.