Joe Biden is going to give a state of the union speech in March and some Democrats are already concenred that he might blow it.
As you may be aware, Biden has a tendency to lay it on pretty thick and to be a little too self-congratulatory.
Now Obama’s former adviser David Axelrod is warning Biden to play it cool.
FOX News reports:
David Axelrod urges Biden to show ‘humility’ ahead of SOTU address: ‘Proceed with caution’ if you boast record
Former Obama aide David Axelrod offered President Biden advice in a guess essay published in The New York Times, telling him “it’s time for a little humility” ahead of the president’s State of the Union address next month.
“The speech will command the largest television audience the president is likely to enjoy this year, and the temptation will be, as it always is, to herald his achievements and declare that we have navigated the storm. But, Mr. President, proceed with caution,” Axelrod wrote Monday.
“Talk about the things you and Congress have done to help meet the challenges Americans are facing, for sure. Lay out your goals for the future, absolutely. Offer realistic hope for better days ahead. We desperately need it. But recognize that we are still in the grips of a national trauma. Polls show that the vast majority of Americans believe we are on the wrong track, and people will have little patience for lavish claims of progress that defy their lived experiences,” he continued.
Axelrod stressed even if the country is “in a stronger position than we were a year ago,” “Americans are not celebrating.”
Knowing Biden, he will completely ignore this advice and go completely over the top.
Will anyone really be surprised if Biden says the economy is awesome and COVID is under control?
He is dying to pat himself on the back.