People on the left keep expressing anxiety about Joe Biden as the presumptive Democratic nominee.
He is not a strong candidate and no amount of pretending will change that.
This week, even the founder of MSNBC went on the record, saying that Biden is not ready for prime time.
The Hill reports:
MSNBC, CNBC founder: Biden ‘not ready for a prime-time election season’ against Trump
The founder of MSNBC and CNBC said Monday that presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden is not “ready for a prime-time election season” against President Trump in articulating “a clear and convincing message” on the coronavirus pandemic.
“Trump has been dominating the media as we all know, and Biden has not been in the spotlight,” Tom Rogers, currently the editor-in-chief of Newsweek, explained on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” to co-host Mika Brzezinski. “But that’s going to shift. And when it shifts, Biden needs to perform.”…
“His performances have been very unsatisfying and basically he’s been getting softball interviews with the exception of yours, Mika, on the sexual harassment issue,” he added in reference to Brzezinski’s interview with the former vice president earlier this month regarding assault allegations leveled against Biden by a former Senate staffer.
See the video below. Skip to the 11:26 mark:
This is what Tom Rogers recently wrote at Newsweek:
WORDS MATTER. AND JOE BIDEN NEEDS TO USE HIS BETTER
Although Trump cannot be accused of being a strong orator, he does know how to communicate with his base in a way that connects to their passions. His words may often turn off the rest of the country, but he lights up the 46 percent or so of Americans who support him by playing verbal chords and resonant themes that create an emotional bond between him and his supporters.
By contrast, Biden’s television appearances—consisting mostly of softball interviews (outside of those dealing with the sexual harassment allegations) that ask for his critique of the president’s leadership during the pandemic—have been way below an acceptable level for somebody who is leading the charge in perhaps the most important election of our lifetime.
I am troubled to have to say this, but it has to be said: Biden must improve his unscripted speaking. There is nothing more urgent for his campaign aides to address.
Biden can barely string a coherent sentence together.
Does Rogers really believe he is capable of getting better at speaking?