Over the course of the election, Joe Biden has frequently “put a lid” on his daily public appearances. The man who wants to run the country has been surprisingly unavailable. The campaign refuses to explain why. Though most of us know why. Now, just a day before the first debate, Joe goes into hiding once again.
Regardless of your political leanings, we all have to agree on one night: candidates need to be seen. What presidential candidate ever won by hiding from the public? A political campaign is nothing but doing interviews, appearing at town halls, hosting large events, and meeting as many people as possible. The reason is obvious, you want as many people voting for you as possible.
So, what can you say about a campaign whose single strategy is to keep their candidate out of the limelight?
Throughout the 2020 election, Democrats have urged Biden’s campaign to keep him out of public view. This is because, more often than not, the mentally frail man has said something totally inappropriate. He has lost his temper, insulting millions of black Americans. He often appears confused, tired, and uninterested in his own campaign. And on top of that, few supporters appear enthusiastic to even attend his events.
It appears that, in order to avoid more gaffes, the campaign has simply put a lid on Biden’s daily appearances. That’s not great guys. The man is supposed to debate Trump this week. How can you instill confidence in voters—if he can’t even appear for a few interviews?
At 9:52 a.m. on Monday, the Joe Biden campaign announced the candidate would not be making any public appearances for the day.
“Biden campaign has called a lid at 9:52 a.m.,” Fox News producer Pat Ward wrote on Twitter.
On Saturday, the campaign called another lid, the 10th time in the next-to-last month before Election Day.
Biden’s frequency for being off the trail in the waning weeks of the campaign has seeped into the consciousness of the media and now it is becoming news.
Mona Salama noted Biden called four such “lids” last week alone. With the one called on Monday, whether will likely be another called on Tuesday as Biden prepares for the first presidential debate with Donald Trump.
“Less than 6 weeks before the election, the Democratic nominee is working at a 50% clip, calling a lid 7 of the past 14 days and 11 of the past 26 this month,” The Hill‘s Joe Concha wrote on Twitter. [Source: Breitbart]
As we get closer to the election, we are seeing Biden less and less. Meanwhile, Trump only increases his appearances and rallies—making his way across the United States. In just one day, Trump visits at least two states. That was much the same in 2016, when he was darting all over the U.S. to win voters.
Does Biden really expect to win with this strategy? Democrats threw money at his campaign—but their only agenda is to stir up as much hate against Trump as possible. Rarely do we see Biden making a case directly to Americans for why he’s better at leading than Trump.
This is the time when an election is red hot. When candidates are racing to every stop, every post, to win the hearts and minds of Americans.
But Biden? Nah—he can’t be bothered! Better stay hidden in his basement and let the media prop him up.
We all know why he’s doing this. And it’s not just because he has dementia. It’s because the man doesn’t want to be humiliated by attending big events… with zero attendees.
Trump packs ‘em in. Can Biden do the same?
I think not.