During the Coronavirus crisis, Joe Biden has all but disappeared from public view.
This has got Democrats very nervous, as they see him squandering a political opportunity to display leadership.
From the New York Daily News:
Joe Biden doesn’t seem to grasp the gravity of the moment or the opportunity. He might be the presumptive Democratic nominee but he has, other than a random tweet, disappeared into a political witness protection program, leaving the Democratic Party messaging to Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer and, in New York at least, Andrew Cuomo.
From the outside, it seems like Biden, his advisors and Democratic Party insiders are mostly consumed with one question: When will Bernie Sanders drop out?
By contrast, Sanders’ response to the Beltway hand-wringing has been presidential: each day, partly using his senatorial standing and partly speaking from his platform to his vast political base, he is hammering Trump and, more expansively, sketching out a vision of the shortcomings and solutions spotlighted by the pandemic…
To be sure, Biden’s orations would elicit cries that he is “politicizing” the coronavirus pandemic. An obvious, and provable, easy response is: in a similar scenario, how would Republicans act, with Mitch McConnell leading the charge, if a Democratic president were at the helm?
Many people are talking about this on Twitter:
Is Joe Biden Missing? pic.twitter.com/tu2N3Zn9BH
— PandaDog 🚩🏴 (@R6Rider) March 20, 2020
— Bill Cimbrelo 🌻🌹 (@Bill_Cimbrelo) March 7, 2020
Lots of people are asking, #WhereIsJoeBiden?
— Trump War Room – Text TRUMP to 88022 (@TrumpWarRoom) March 20, 2020
People, I mean this sincerely: #whereisjoe?
Trump is in front of the cameras every day, reassuring people, putting on the appearance of "leadership."
Where is #Biden? Why isn't he dominating the airwaves???
— Peter Daou (@peterdaou) March 20, 2020
If Joe Biden spoke to the press live every few days, he'd be forced to drop out. He can't do it.
— Pat the Berner🌹🦺 (@PatTheBerner) March 20, 2020
Biden is an awful candidate. It’s amazing that Democrats somehow forgot this.