When it rains, it pours. The former Vice President and presumptive Democratic Presidential nominee, Joe Biden may be on the verge of a storm that will bring more than a little rain. The best thing that could have happened for the Biden camp, is arguably the Covid-19 pandemic. As a result of the “stay-at-home” orders across the country, it has meant an absence of town hall meetings, fewer speaking engagements, and more limited press and media.
Unfortunately, for team Biden, that may not be enough.
Also and unfortunately for Joe Biden, and despite the vastly limited communication, he still must speak. While that is undoubtedly more than his camp and the Dems would like, at least these speaking events have been far less than they would have been in any other typical campaign year. Like many other politicians, Biden has turned to virtual technology to speak and hold virtual rallies.
As one story reported, “Joe Biden’s campaign attempted to hold a virtual rally on Thursday and it melted down in a tech disaster.” It appears that even virtual Joe might not be any safer of a bet. And somehow, this all seems to be a foreshadow of what’s been happening within the Biden camp.
There were allegations, all serious, some damning, and one just plain ugly, that were levied against the former Vice President. Then, just like that, it went quiet and they went away. There were questions and unethical suggestions made about Joe Biden, his son Hunter, and Ukraine dealings, then they just went away too (or rather, they were buried under a bogus Presidential impeachment attempt!).
All those questions and whispers that had been swirling around about Biden’s health and his mental faculties, literally his fitness to even hold office were also aided, at least somewhat, by the worldwide pandemic. These fewer speaking events simply resulted in less insight into what has become a reoccurring issue, namely Biden’s seeming inability to have or convey coherent and clear thoughts. And they went away too, at least for a while.
When it rains, it pours.
So as the orders to stay at home are lifted, as businesses begin to carefully reopen, the 2020 Presidential race starts to carry real significance. It also appears that as the race heats up, all of those questions, accusations, and concerns that just went away, are starting to rumble like storm clouds above.
In Biden’s latest appearance, being called a ‘virtual rally,’ as the aforementioned story alluded to, it wasn’t good. According to the story as the rally started, “Biden apparently was to be introduced, and he was going to walk towards the camera before dramatically removing his aviator sunglasses.”
What happened was, ‘The video almost immediately glitched, and before Biden strutted forward, he said, “Did they introduce me? Am I on?”’ And it didn’t get any better from there.
This ‘virtual rally’ came as those once-gone allegations of sexual assault from Biden’s former aide have resurfaced – and it doesn’t look like they are going away this time. During his virtual rally, we were reminded again of those questions surround the former Vice President’s fitness to be Commander and Cheif. The story reported that “Biden attempted to argue he would be the president who would ensure front line workers would have the personal protective equipment — PPE — that they need. Except, he confused the acronym with the Paycheck Protection Program.” And he did it twice.
At one point, as the story also shared, the screen also went black. Foreshadowing?
Those issues that the Biden campaign has sidestepped, buried, or diverted from haven’t gone away. In fact, it seems they are starting to rumble a little louder now, and the sky like Biden’s virtual rally are trying to turn black.
That temporary blackout may or may not be a foreshadow of things to come for Joe Biden, but it looks like it is starting to rain more than cats and dogs. It actually looks like it is starting to rain allegations, accusations, and crimes.
And you know what they say – When it rains, it pours.