It’s Better to Be President
“You can’t compete with a president.” That’s how Joe Biden responded to questions about Donald Trump’s constant stream of press conferences and air time during the coronavirus crisis.
Even with the advantage of that constant connection to voters, President Trump has lost some support over the last week as he has faced withering criticism from a hostile media.
Despite the slump, Trump is still polling better today than for most of his presidency. Unlike Biden, the president has the perfect opportunity to turn around his fortunes thanks to his constant media coverage. That’s why it’s better to be president, especially during a crisis.
Bernie Sanders has finally ended his bid to become the Democratic nominee for the presidency. Sanders’ campaign was logistically over in mid-March, but an unlikely mathematical possibility that he could win the nomination still existed. With the coronavirus postponing primaries and ruining all chances of face-to-face campaigning, it makes sense for Sanders to drop out.
Now Democrats Are Stuck with Fading Biden
Even though he’s won the nomination, Democrats just can’t find it in themselves to love Joe Biden. They made a pass at every possible alternative; Elizabeth Warren, Kamala Harris, Pete Buttigieg, Michael Bloomberg, and Sanders all got serious looks.
Driving Democrats’ uneasiness with their candidate is his near-constant stream of gaffes. Even in the constant softball interviews served up by friendly media personalities, Biden finds a way to seem flustered and confused.
That has many Democrats still looking for alternatives. Thanks to the president’s state-focused approach to containing the coronavirus, governors across America are the new stars of the political scene. Democrats are pining for a way to make New York’s governor, Andrew Cuomo, the party’s nominee.
Most of these Democrats are only acquainted with Cuomo’s recent appearances during press conferences regarding New York’s efforts to fight COVID-19. Fighting COVID-19 also happens to be the least partisan topic America has faced in decades. When Democrats finally get around to learning more about Cuomo’s past, they may be less impressed.
Coronavirus the Only Issue Now
With the economy in shambles, and bipartisan Congressional efforts to spend massive amounts of money bailing out the economy, the only issue left on the table for American voters is the coronavirus. Going forward, President Trump’s handling of the outbreak will make all the difference in how the election season progresses.
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