If you think that Hillary Clinton ran one of the worst and most incompetent presidential campaigns in American history in 2016, you should check out Joe Biden’s 2020 No Malarkey tour! It’s pretty incredible. For the first time since we’ve had televised presidential campaigns, the Democrat candidate is practically nowhere to be seen. But he’s fine. He’s FINE! Nothing wrong there! Joe Biden is a spring chicken, why… he’s as fit as the veritable fiddle! In fact, Biden’s November victory is so assured that he has now taken one-third of the month of September off.
In a presidential election, there’s a pool of reporters assigned to cover each campaign. It makes things easier for the Secret Service and safer for the candidates that way, because the same reporters are covering the campaign every day. This is normally a grueling job for the Labor Day to Election Day stretch. Those reporters are on the road or in the air every single day for more than two months, as the candidates run a sprinting marathon to the finish line.
It’s a sadistic grind, but eventually every candidate will need to take off a day as they fly across the country and try to hit as many states as possible to reach their base. When a day is taken off, a campaign staffer informs the pool of reporters that they are “calling a lid” for the day. The expression means there will be no campaign events or appearances to cover.
Covering the No Malarkey campaign of 2020 hasn’t been grueling for the pool reporters, however. They’ve had a lot of days off in September. In the first 22 days of September, here are the days when the Biden campaign “called a lid:”
September 1, 8, 10, 12, 13, 14, 19 and 22.
If you work a 40-hour-a-week job and even if you took Labor Day off, you’ve still worked more days in September than Joe Biden and the pool of reporters covering his campaign. He’s literally had to take 1/3 of the month off to rest in his basement. Biden had to take a three-day weekend to recover from his appearances at the September 11 remembrances.
In the most recent ten days in September, in which Joe Biden took five days off to rest, President Donald Trump has held in-person campaign rallies in Nevada, Arizona, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, Minnesota and North Carolina. He also toured wildfire damage in California, gave a speech at the National Republican Congressional Committee Battleground Dinner, participated in an ABC News town hall, and hosted a signing ceremony at the White House for three separate international peace agreements that he brokered.
Here’s how Joe Biden recited the Pledge of Allegiance yesterday:
“I pledge allegiance to the United States of America, one nation, indivisible, under God, for real.”
That’s… not even close enough for Army work or horseshoes. To his credit, Biden didn’t say that we are one nation under, “you know, the thing,” but that is still incredibly bad. Biden was so worn out by botching the pledge that the campaign had to call a lid and take the very next day off.
Oh, and by the way, on the day when Joe Biden was botching the Pledge of Allegiance, the President of South Korea called for an official end to the Korean War after more than 70 years and is calling for denuclearization talks on the Korean Peninsula. Guess who facilitated that while still maintaining a grueling presidential campaign schedule?
Remember when the media was telling us that Kim Jong Un was dead and Trump said, “No he’s not?” Now we know why Trump knew that for a fact – because he was talking to the Little Rocket Man again.
You can already imagine the headlines, if the media even bothers to cover this amazing development:
“Murderous Dictator Kim Jong Un Meddles in Election Help Trump!”
But don’t you worry. Joe Biden is fine! Nothing wrong with him!
In less than a week, Joe Biden is allegedly going to participate in the first presidential debate this year against Donald Trump. Biden could not recite the Pledge of Allegiance the other day, and he took the following day off.
If Biden bails on the first debate, what’s the excuse going to be then? At this point, it looks like a near guarantee that Biden won’t be able to make it through a debate. It would be too catastrophic for an already Low Energy campaign. He’s damned if he debates and he’s damned if he bails. The clock is ticking. What do you think he’s going to do? Will Biden show up, or will he hide in the basement?