As the coronavirus pandemic continues to ravage the larger metropolises of our great nation, there is a grand stagnation in the 2020 presidential race.
On the Republican side of things, there are no doubts as to what the ticket is going to look like. Trump at the top, with a 95% chance that Mike Pence remains in in the VP slot. If he’s ousted, it would likely be for former UN Ambassador Nikki Haley, and it would be because Trump’s campaign team believes that he’s carrying enough of the evangelical vote on his own. Haley would allow him to eat into the heavily left-leaning female voting demographic, which would just about offset whatever support Trump would lose by ditching Pence.
Over with the Democrats, however, things are not quite as locked up. Former Vice President Joe Biden is almost the presumptive nominee, but that rascally Bernie Sanders of Vermont just won’t seem to commit to quitting the race. It’s all but Biden’s nomination to give away, and, as such, his campaign team has been keeping the gaffe-prone septuagenarian away from the TV cameras.
Ol’ Joe did emerge from hiding on Monday night, however, just to try and tell President Trump what he should be doing.
From an appearance on MSNBC:
Biden said, “We don’t need the kind of talk is president is using. In fact, the president has to stop the belittling of the governors with whom he disagrees, stop making accusations that somehow some New York hospitals are — they all of a sudden they need more masks, we ought to investigate them. Maybe they are going out the back door. What is that all about? That is bizarre, absolutely bizarre. Get the help to where it is needed now. And what they are doing right is they should let Dr. Fauci and the experts run the show, speak more, let them lay out exactly what is happening. Just tell the truth to the American people. They are tough. They can take it. But don’t mislead them.”
Biden then demanded that the President get off the campaign trail.
He added, “Mr. President, let’s get things done. Let’s put the politics aside. You know we need more of everything. Why are you not insisting it be produced and demanding it using your presidential authority to get it done? Nobody disagrees with that. Get it done. Step up and do your job. Stop campaigning.”
Of course, one could certainly argue that Biden’s sudden snatching of the spotlight was little more than a bit of campaign gamesmanship in and of itself.