Joe Biden remains on lockdown in his basement for the most part, just like many other Americans. It’s a smart move since he’s clearly in one of the highest-risk demographics for COVID-19 if he were to be exposed to it. But that’s causing a great deal of consternation among his supporters, some of whom feel that having their candidate virtually disappear in the middle of a pandemic crisis leaves President Trump with an open field to dominate the news cycle and win over supporters in the upcoming general election.
Over at the Washington Post, Karen Tumulty gamely tries to soothe Biden’s nervous supporters. Unfortunately, the best she seems to be able to do is to say that it’s “too early” to panic over Joe Biden’s staggering campaign. Her primary argument is that leaving Trump unchallenged for the most part will provide him with opportunities to shoot himself in the foot.
The party is in a state of high anxiety over the fact that their nominee-in-waiting appears trapped at home, like so many of the rest of us are during the covid-19 pandemic.
Donors and other allies fret over technical glitches in the former vice president’s online appearances, and point to the disadvantage that he has against President Trump when it comes to money, organization and digital resources.
The criticism is justified, and Biden’s campaign says it is moving to address its weaknesses. On Friday, strategists said Biden forces will have 600 organizers in place in battleground states within the next month — and are doubling their digital team.