That's what Joe Biden's handlers have told him to do with his campaigning:
With nine days left before the 2020 election, former Vice President Joe Biden is off the campaign trail without any in-person events scheduled.
On Sunday, Biden’s campaign called a “lid” on in-person campaigning for the day. A “lid” usually also means the campaign will not conduct press conferences or dispense press releases the remainder of the day. Biden’s campaign clarified that this was not a “full lid” since the former vice president would speak to supporters late-Sunday evening at a virtual “I will vote” concert.
Was the lid called because of a few recent, and very tentative, attempts by MSM types to ask about the Biden Inc. scandal? Or was it precipitated by Biden recently confusing Donald Trump with George W. Bush--or was that the first Bush, or even George Washington? Slow Joe's not telling, and may not even be sure:
The amazing part of the video is that Jill doesn't even bat an eyelash as Joe babbles on. It's almost preternatural.
Then again, maybe the lid is part of the Dem strategy to use Covid to scare people out of voting in person--presumably Republicans, who are overwhelmingly the people who vote in person. Meanwhile, the strategy supposes that Dems will vote by mail, swamping those few unafraid GOPers who show up in person.
Two problems with that.
The first is that all the polls show that the vast majority of GOPers simply aren't afraid of showing up in public--but Dems are.
The second is that this strategy presumes that, despite the well documented lack of Dem enthusiasm for Biden, Dems will somehow summon the energy to get off the couch, purchase a stamp, locate a site to mail their ballot, and fill out the ballot correctly. A tall order!
Meanwhile Trump is crisscrossing the country with his high energy campaigning.
To paraphrase, this is not the same Joe we saw during the primaries - he's markedly worse. Thankfully, Kamala's not improved either.ReplyDelete
With both of them hidden we can focus on the Trump rallies...and preparation for civil "unrest."
Biden drew no crowds. One article quoted someone on twitter who remarked that, at the rally in Bucks County, PA, Bon Jovi played to a crowd of 12 persons and 7 pumpkins. The same article said Obama played to a similarly pathetically small, disinterested audience in Philadelphis. It was interesting to see a clip a few days ago of Obie with a bullhorn on the street outside a Biden campaign center. He tried to engage the workers; they appeared to ignore him. Some looked as though they didn’t recognize him, though he didn’t have a mask on...ReplyDelete
I think you'll start seeing a major poll correction this week leading up to the 3rd. The MSM will probably keep their narratives, no one holds them accountable. The poll guys on the other hand don't want a repeat lashing of 2016.ReplyDelete
I think we're already starting to see that with Rasmussen, showing a 4% swing in just a week. Seems improbable by any other account than "major poll correction."Delete
There is an obvious and glaring disconnect between data points of who is voting and the polls. In Wisconsin, GOP has krept in the lead with a 6% advantage in early voting (combo of mail in plus in person early voting). Yet the polls all say Biden is winning by 8-10%. It makes no sense. Clearly and obviously one of those reports are wrong, and I trust the votes-in-hand data more than the polls.Delete
The polls always tighten as election day nears so the 'pollsters' can retain some sense of credibility in the future. It is as predictable as rain being wet. After months of bombarding the public with tilted and slanted polling, they must now accept their 'come to Jesus' moment. But will this year be somewhat different for some; the most TDS infected pollsters may just keep up the charade and throw all their chips into the pot. Otherwise known as going for broke...Delete
Its hard to figure out the clear schedule, but I have seen a handful of tweets, comments, articles saying he has at least one appearance each scheduled for Tuesday and Thursday. No details on what that means though. OH and FL, maybe?ReplyDelete
They are doing “virtual” events. Will this permit his minder, Jill, to sit by his side and save him if he errs? Dobbs just now announcing Joe will venture forth for small events near his home.Delete
Dobbs also showing video from Bristol, PA, Saturday, with Jill giving a hand-waving talk while Joe paces back and forth behind her, head down, eyes on the ground. Could have been from SNL..
Meanwhile President Trump is carpetbombing Pennsylvania… Dobbs announcing Rasmussen latest poll has Trump 1% ahead of Joe.
The public pollsters will all bring their poll margins down just enough so that margin of error bars will cover any outcome from Trump +2% to Biden +4%. It is what they did in 2016.ReplyDelete
I am conservative- my prediction is Trump wins with between 280 and 300 electoral votes. He may drop 2 of the 3 upper midwest states he won in 2016, but as long as he doesn't finish worse in the popular vote than he did then, he won't lose all three.
And if there is a true landslide, I think it more likely to be Trump doing it- like winning the popular vote by 2% and 33+ states. However, I don't see a landslide like that, but on-the-ground data suggests my previous sentence is right.
Yancey, I'm in general agreement with you on this, although I don't believe Trump will lose two of those three states.Delete
Re landslides, the guy who runs Trafalgar (which got every single state right last time)--while expressing some caveats similar to yours--says he believes there could be an even larger hidden Trump vote this time around--possibly ranging up to 4%, which would certainly fall within your landslide range.
Assembling this clip showed me how far Joe has slipped just since the start of his campaign. Add elder abuse to the Biden crime family's many crimesReplyDelete
Joseph Biden. Have you seen the problem he's been having? — webmshare https://webmshare.com/JxqyO
Biden continues to confound with his very limited schedule. Either he has internal polling that shows he is winning or they cannot take the chance that too many days in a row will expose his deteriorating faculties. It is hard to believe that the relative level of enthusiasm will not translate to a big advantage for Trump on Election Day. In Florida now and people simply do not want to talk politics but a few friends say they cannot stand the thought of listening to Trump for 4 more years even though they generally agree with his policies. Hunter is a non-issue for them. Trump wins Florida anyway.ReplyDelete
The limited schedule has only one rationale- Biden is simply incapable of more than one or two appearance away from home in a week. If their internal polling really showed Biden winning in a landslide, the response wouldn't be to hide in a basement the last 9 days after doing so the previous 40- the response would be to campaign at 3 stops/day in states like NC, AZ, SC, IA to help flip Senate and House Seats. You wouldn't let up, you would double down to maximize coattails. Everyone knows this in the politics business, and so do the Bidens. You only don't do this if the candidate is incapable of it.Delete
The plan was to do a virtual campaign the entire way, but they abandoned that several weeks ago when their polling showed it was hurting them. However, Biden quickly demonstrated an inability to do much of a schedule, so they mostly are back in the basement.
And what other campaign in history has had consistent joint appearances in front of a camera--with the spouse whispering corrections?Delete
MjH, on "If their internal polling really showed Biden winning in a landslide, the response wouldn't be to hide in a basement the last 9 days...."Delete
Were he to collapse from exhaustion on the campaign trail, even a landslide lead could drastically shrink, given his age.
The Dems can live with not taking the Senate, but they outright *must* win the WH, to crush Barr's efforts to probe the Bidens & the DS.
It's almost as if they know that nobody wants to see him...ReplyDelete
Our discussion re Hidin Biden was timely. Joe made a brief stop in Chester, Pa.ReplyDelete
about 10-15 miles north of Wilmington today in a burst of energy. His comments were confused and disjointed. Damned if you do and damned if you don’t-campaign that is. The fundamental problem seems to be that his advisers do not have much to work with I.e. Joe.
Joe forgetting what he's saying and having a hard time remembering Barrett's name.ReplyDelete
More of the demoncrats spewing pea soup and vowing revenge for the president filling a SCOTUS vacancy? Rue the day and all that? Yeah, whatever. Tell it to the judge.Delete
The only people scared out of voting are Democrats. The more Biden and the MSM talk about COVID-19, the lower the Democrat vote totals will be.ReplyDelete
And the Biden Inc. scandal is giving them another excuse not to bother. Rasmussen has bad news for Dems on that.Delete
Trump is leading in all the battleground states. Biden making campaign trips will only serve to widen Trump's lead. Every Biden speech is a disaster.ReplyDelete