Let Biden be Biden his time
President Trump has extended the coronavirus social-distancing guidelines
until April 30. We’re guessing there are a couple fewer pandemic deniers today.
NBC News anchor Chuck Todd raised eyebrows Sunday morning when he asked: “Do you think there is blood on the president’s hands considering the slow response?” Todd asked. “Or is that too harsh of a criticism?”
Even Biden, who has been critical of the president throughout the crisis, thought the question was “a little too harsh.”
The Hill media reporter Joe Concha observed: “Chuck Todd served as a moderator of an NBC News debate on Feb. 19, which was more than two weeks after President Trump suspended travel from China. Number of questions Todd asked any of the candidates about Coronavirus? Zero.”
Um, Joe, we gotta talk
Joe Biden’s sell-by date came and went. Michael Goodwin in the NY Post:
Trump has outperformed expectations as Biden first disappeared, then reappeared in several dreadful performances. … His daily briefings demonstrate the hands-on approach Americans expect from a president during an emergency. … Polls show the president’s job-approval rising, and his handling of the crisis is getting strong majority support, including 60 percent in a Gallup survey. …
Meanwhile, Biden is a shrunken version of the guy who got hot at the right time.… Looking isolated and lapsing into occasional gibberish, he seemed every bit the mentally challenged 77-year-old he was on the worst days … So what can Dems do?
Find another nominee. But first, they must bench Biden, or persuade him to bench himself. It’s a job for Barack Obama. The former president remains the most trusted member of his party and is uniquely situated to deliver the bad news to his vice president. In fact, it won’t be a total surprise given that Obama never endorsed Biden,
⇒ Draft NY Gov. Andrew Cuomo? “It’s not out of the question if Biden keeps looking out of touch and irrelevant,” says National Review.
Blaska’s after burners: The Gallup public opinion poll finds the news media’s approval rating is 19 points below Donald Trump.