Joe Biden famously boasted that he wanted to take Donald Trump to the back of the barn over his comments about women. The mental image of this epic physical confrontation between these septuagenarians isn’t very appealing. By the time these geezers got to the back of the barn they would be so winded that they would be leaning on each other for support.
Biden caught a break when the social distancing guidelines made running a conventional presidential campaign impossible; I don’t think he could survive the physical and mental rigors of running for office.
Biden and Trump have been forced to run social media campaigns, and that gives the incumbent an advantage. Trump thrives in the cesspool of Twitter and his 80 million followers on his favorite social media platform religiously read his tweets. By comparison Biden has only 5 million followers on Twitter and I doubt if most of them check out his feed more than once a month.
The 77-year-old Biden is conducting his campaign from his basement and he has as much impact as a high school kid operating his YouTube Star Trek appreciation channel from his parents’ basement.
Biden is absolutely clueless when it comes to running a virtual campaign. Biden doesn’t know Zoom, Skype or FaceTime for a bottle of Geritol and it shows. The indecipherable commentary, the staring blankly waiting for a prompt, the gaffes! Dear God it’s a veritable shitshow!
Upon further review, Biden didn’t catch a break when the coronavirus pandemic forced the presidential candidates to go virtual. Even if Biden keels over from hitting the road and speaking to small crowds, he needs to escape from his basement.
Trump’s administration has been an unmitigated disaster and he’s the worst president in history, but if Biden doesn’t leave his basement and conduct a conventional campaign he will lose.