If we go back 6 weeks, we would see a feeble politician, hanging out in his basement, speaking to a few people a day via skype.
His name, Joe Biden, the Democratic Party’s Presidential nominee.
Joe’s poll numbers, which had been really strong, had just leveled off and were starting to go down in swing states.
The BLM and ANTIFA riots from May to August, which were embraced by the left as just groups of disgruntled minorities, who, in spite of the pandemic, were still willing to risk everything.
Their objectives, according to their websites, was to bring attention to alleged police brutality and systematic racism throughout the US.
As even more videos were released and the attacks on the police were shown, the protesters, without masks and social distancing, turned into rioters tearing down popular statues, beating people up, and burning down businesses all on video.
The voters could see the actual violence from Portland, Seattle & NYC on their nightly news. Those who were supporting their movements started to see more anarchy than protests.
They saw a suburban couple in St. Louis, trying to eat dinner, have an angry mob, breakthrough a gate, and threaten the couple lives, all on video. These groups told the news, that they would be coming to every city, which might have been the last straw.
The Biden campaign had to bring Joe out, in front of voters, and have tried to balance out the risk of not staying at home, with loss of support, and in front of people, trying to minimize his frequent mental lapses and gaffs.
According to The Federalist
Election 2020 is shaping up to be déjà vu all over again for the news media. In an effort to help push Joe Biden over the finish line, the Washington establishment is going all-in on the easily refuted idea that there has been no change in the presidential race over the last three weeks.
“With Two Months To Go, a Steady Presidential Race,” writes Amy Walter of the Cook Political Report.
“In a time of disruption and unrest, the presidential race has changed little,” writes Dan Balz of the Washington Post.
After having botched the entire news coverage of the 2016 election, where all the “experts” repeatedly told the American public that Donald Trump had little to no chance of being the Republican nominee and even less a chance of being elected president, corporate media are back at it again, insisting all is well with the Biden campaign and the Democrats are safely on cruise control to take the White House and the Senate. Here’s the truth they are not telling you.
Biden has little enthusiasm for his candidacy. He is taking on an incumbent president with significant first-term accomplishments who has extremely energized supporters, to put it mildly. He had two major opportunities in August to generate some real excitement for his ticket and collect voters in must-win states for Democrats who had abandoned the ticket for Trump in 2016. Think Pennsylvania, Michigan, and Wisconsin.