The problem with this statement, as well intended as it is, is that the few people out there who aren’t wearing masks yet aren’t going to change their minds by a Joe Biden statement. To the contrary, having the guy who beat Trump begging them to wear masks might convince some righties to take theirs off.
I mean, slowing the spread of a killer disease is nice but there are libs who need owning here.
Still, Biden’s got to try. And a statement like the one he gave this afternoon is politically astute at a moment when Trump isn’t even trying to control the spread of the virus beyond cheerleading the exciting vaccine news. And probably won’t try going forward, if we’re being honest: