Since the coronavirus pandemic became the only news that anyone is talking about, the Democratic primary contest has been all but forgotten. And that has become a big problem for Joe Biden and his campaign. Earlier this month, his striking comeback was the biggest story on every network. But the fact that he holds no current office means that, with the campaign on the backburner, no one is really paying any attention to him.
Last week, Biden’s campaign announced he would be starting a daily “shadow briefing” from his home in which he would talk about the virus news and criticize President Trump at length. When I wrote about it at the time (before the first such briefing had happened) I warned that it could go south on Joe. And that’s pretty much what happened. This week, Jazz took a look at Biden’s first efforts and, well…it wasn’t good.
Biden’s second briefing was suddenly canceled on Tuesday. His third attempt on Wednesday wasn’t much better than the first. I noted this one moment which is just not the kind of thing you want to see from your presidential candidate: