Things are so bad at the Biden White House that even CNN can no longer ignore it.
Staffers are struggling with keeping Biden on message and worry that when he speaks he is going to say something off the wall.
They have lost control and are beset by crisis after crisis on every front.
It’s hard to believe this was published by CNN:
Beneath Biden’s struggle to break through is a deeper dysfunction among White House aides
Being familiar never makes the feeling less dreadful: White House aides emailing each other during one of President Joe Biden’s stops on the road, tracking who’s covering what he’s saying, which TV channels are taking the speech live — and realizing a number of times that the answer was none.
“You are thinking,” said one person familiar, “why are we doing this?”
Biden and his inner circle get weekly readouts of the metrics on local newspaper coverage of his speeches, how long and for what he was covered on cable, but also videos that staff post on Twitter and other social media interactions. Those reports go on the piles with internal memos from pollsters saying Biden isn’t breaking through in traditional news outlets and that the people who are engaged are mostly voters who’ve already made up their minds.
But beneath this struggle to break through is a deeper dysfunction calcified among aides who largely started working together only through Zoom screens and still struggle to get in rhythm. They’re still finding it hard to grasp how much their political standing has changed over the last year…
At the center is a president still trying to calibrate himself to the office. The country is pulling itself apart, pandemic infections keep coming, inflation keeps rising, a new crisis on top of new crisis arrives daily and Biden can’t see a way to address that…
The wheels are coming off the Biden administration swiftly.
Yikes – Even CNN is questioning Biden’s leadership abilities.
He’s steering us from one crisis into another crisis – with no solutions to any of them in between. Even his cheerleaders are getting fed up.https://t.co/0TunmYF22g
— Tommy Hicks (@TommyHicksGOP) June 2, 2022
What did people expect?