Charles Pierce is a blogger at Esquire whose sensibility I share. I always enjoy what he writes.

He wrote about the Democratic Convention that Joe Biden was making a big gamble. He was betting that the American people would choose to vote for decency, for democracy, for science. That they would vote for light over darkness, for love over hate.

But will they?

Biden is leading in all the polls, but two recent polls show him and Mephistopheles only four points apart. Biden should be 50 points ahead of Trump. He is a good man, Trump is corrupt. Biden is a decent man, Trump is the symbol of immorality.

Who are we? Who can defend an administration and a president immersed in scandal? Who likes lies and greed? Who wants to see the USPS and the environment destroyed?

Biden is making a big gamble.