Politics | The once-full bracket of Democratic presidential candidates narrows to a pair of contenders and a question about what makes a moderate
by Jamie Dean
Posted 3/12/20, 03:52 pm
On the morning after a bruising Democratic debate in Charleston, S.C., former Vice President Joe Biden stood in the fellowship hall of a local Baptist church with a dark smudge on his forehead.
It was Ash Wednesday, and Biden had dropped by a Catholic church earlier, where a priest applied ashes in the shape of a cross—a traditional symbol of repentance at the beginning of Lent. “Remember that you are dust,” a priest often says during the service. “And to dust you shall return.”