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One silver lining during our national coronavirus crisis is that political campaigning has taken a pause, at least as far as public events and the media coverage of those events goes. Candidates have to scramble to find ways of staying relevant now and that includes the Democrat frontrunner for the presidential nomination – Joe Biden.
It is a delicate balance that the former vice-president is navigating right now. He wants to be seen and heard yet there is only one president at a time and it ain’t him. At first, Biden was nowhere to be found. Blessedly, it was radio silence from good old Joe. Now though, we are further into what looks like an extended period of time sheltering in our own homes and the old guy has to do something for attention. To put it kindly, his previous attempts of using shadow coronavirus briefings and doing a virtual town hall using Zoom as a means of communication with his supporters and those he hopes will support him have fallen short.
How embarrassing for Biden – he’s a veteran swamp creature of 40 years in Washington and yet he is unable to get it together enough to get out his messages in a competent, articulate way. On a good day, Biden struggles to be articulate but now it is particularly painful to watch. CNN tried to come to his rescue with a town hall after Biden’s disastrous attempts to communicate from his basement at home. He offered criticisms of President Trump’s handling of the crisis, of course, and little in the way of what he would actually do other than a three-month freeze on rent payments and for the government to pick up the tab on all health care expenses of the coronavirus. Though he says he receives daily briefings on the medical and economic prices of the pandemic, Slow Joe must have dozed off. Both of those issues have been regularly addressed by the president, his administration, and the coronavirus task force.
So, the point is, Joe Biden is irrelevant right now. He’s just another voice in a chorus of talking heads and pundits on the sidelines. He can criticize what he perceives as a slow response initially, though that isn’t as legitimate of criticism the further out we go in this crisis, as we are discovering. Trump has risen to the occasion and that is a bad thing for Biden’s hopes of winning in November. For example, you may remember that Biden was one of those who criticized Trump when he closed air traffic from China at the end of January. Biden joined the chorus of Trump’s opponents and described that action as racist and xenophobic. It proved to be the single biggest detriment to the spread of the virus to date. This is where I remind you that Joe Biden has historically been wrong on big decisions throughout his very long time in office.
A super PAC has formed to ride to Joe’s rescue. It is focused on the November election and the contest between President Trump and Joe Biden.
Joe Biden did it again.
He got the number of grandkids he has WRONG.
"Here's the Deal," Joe Biden has 6 grandkids, not 5.
— Steve Guest (@SteveGuest) March 30, 2020
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