Due to the Coronavirus, the Joe Biden campaign decided to do a virtual town hall meeting featuring the candidate.
To say that things did not go as planned is an understatement.
The event was dogged by technical issues and Biden didn’t come across well.
Amateur Hour: Joe Biden ‘Virtual Town Hall’ Marred by Tech Issues, Dick Durbin’s Wailing Baby
The man who wants to save America from coronavirus struggled mightily Friday evening with cameras, computers, and microphones.
Due to the restrictions on crowds because of coronavirus, Joe Biden scheduled a “virtual town hall” in Illinois on Friday at 4:00 p.m. Central.
Then it was moved to 6:00 p.m. Central.
When Breitbart News tuned in, Illinois Sen. Tammy Duckworth was fiddling with her camera phone, at one moment setting it on the table pointed straight up at the ceiling so America could see her light fixture.
A short time later, the text “Senator Dick Durbin” appeared on the otherwise black screen, accompanied by the wails of a baby in the background.
At 6:19, a moderator announced Durbin, who wasn’t visible. He introduced Biden, who appeared before American and Illinois flags.
Biden began speaking, but there was no audio. Then suddenly, Durbin appeared in a separate screen holding a small child.
Biden seemed to be reading from a teleprompter, but the broadcast suffered from severe tech issues, as Biden’s words were caught in a feedback loop, muddying the whole presentation and making the candidate nearly indecipherable.
Here are a couple of videos:
In Joe Biden's virtual town hall, he gets the time frame between now and November WRONG by well over a year.
"I can't do that for another two year, actually another year between now and November." pic.twitter.com/fAX3CNQfL4
— Steve Guest (@SteveGuest) March 13, 2020
— Cliff Booth (@CBoothStuntman) March 14, 2020
Why did his team think this was a good idea?