Biden’s Debate Rattles Even the Most Faithful Democrats

“It certainly had its cringe moments,” Ms. Sadur said of the debate, as she prepared for campaigning at a Pride fair and Fourth of July parade. Among devoted Democrats in her corner of Wisconsin, she said, “I hear people saying that yes, he may not have done the best we’ve seen him do in the past. I hear nobody saying, ‘Replace Joe Biden.’”

Ted Moynihan, 39, an organic farmer from Pipersville, Pa., said he could not even bring himself to watch the debate. He was not happy with Mr. Biden, he acknowledged, but said that nothing he saw in the post-debate coverage would change his plan to vote for him.

“As many issues as I have with Biden, there’s still no real choice in the matter,” he said. “It’s democracy or fascism, and I’ll vote for democracy this time.”

Reporting was contributed by Eric Adelson, Mike Baker, Valerie Boey Ramsey, Christian Boone, Oralandar Brand-Williams, Emily Cataneo, Bob Chiarito, Joe Fitzgerald Rodriguez, Lauryn Higgins, Shawn Hubler, Jon Hurdle, Ann Hinga Klein, Corina Knoll, Ernesto Londoño, Clyde McGrady, Eduardo Medina, Campbell Robertson, Jenna Russell, Peder Schaefer, Jonathan Wolfe, Joel Wolfram and Kate Zernike.

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