Joe Biden is now running for President. Today’s his formal announcement.
And if his kickoff commercial – which was shown on this morning’s Today Show – is any indication, it’s going to be a bumpy ride.
It basically tells us that Biden is running to save us from Donald Trump, the nazi-sympathizer. In other words, the ad is predicated on a lie that has been told for almost two years now, and is easily debunked by just reading the transcript of what Trump actually said at the time.
Then there is the fact that, since he starts as the frontrunner, the 19 or so (I’ve lost exact count) of other Democrat presidential hopefuls inherently have to take him down.
And with over 40 years in politics, most of them in the U.S. Senate, there is a treasure trove of material for them to work with (I’ll be covering his record in subsequent blogs).
Then there is the OWM factor: Biden is an Old White Man…the antithesis of what identity-politics-obsessed Democrats are looking for these days.
And his touchy-feely problem with numbers of women (any doubt more will come forward now?)
And his political intercession in the Ukraine, to get his son, Hunter Biden, a deal that made him a rich man.
And, who knows how much more.
If Donald Trump is smart about this (politically, that’s quite a stretch), he will, for just this once, shut the hell up and let Biden’s fellow Democrats do the work.
It won’t take long to see how they do it.