James Carville: Biden represents 'stability' not 'generational change'

James Carville: Biden represents 'stability' not 'generational change'
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Democratic strategist James Carville said in an interview that aired Sunday that former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenNoem touts South Dakota coronavirus response, knocks lockdowns in CPAC speech On The Trail: Cuomo and Newsom — a story of two embattled governors Biden celebrates vaccine approval but warns 'current improvement could reverse' MORE represents what Democrats have been familiar with rather than "generational change"

"Biden represents stability ... but doesn't represent generational change," Carville told radio host John Catsimatidis in an interview that aired on AM 970 in New York.

He added that a big question in the race is whether Biden will be able to hold on to his lead or whether he will falter and open up the race to one of his many competitors for the nomination. 

"The field's going to wind down pretty quick, I think," Carville said, referring to the two dozen people in the race. "It's really a question of Biden and everybody else and can Biden stay in the lead or does he falter and then one of these other people come charging from behind."

Biden has been a front-runner in the 2020 Democratic primary race in most major polls. In a Monmouth University poll last week, he had support from 33 percent of Democrats, with his closest challenger, Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersHouse Democrats pass sweeping .9T COVID-19 relief bill with minimum wage hike House set for tight vote on COVID-19 relief package On The Money: Democrats scramble to save minimum wage hike | Personal incomes rise, inflation stays low after stimulus burst MORE (I-Vt.), 18 percentage points behind.