William Galston, who generally can be relied on to support President Biden, in his most recent Wall Street Journal column muses over whether Mr. Biden wants his wish list of proposals to be enacted into law or have issues for Democrats to run on:
I think there’s another possibility. At this point the Congressional Democratic caucus is only unified on one subject: they don’t want a Republican to be president not just now but after the 2024 election. President Biden may want some protection from the more fractious members of his own caucus. That’s how I reconcile Mr. Biden’s history with the executive orders and legislative proposals he’s been issuing which differ in some dramatic ways from what he has supported historically.
Maybe the question now should be whether he wants a bill, an issue, or insurance?