Wherever Joe Biden goes, it’s all meticulously choreographed and that has people talking.
This seems to be the case to an extent far greater than that of any of his recent predecessors.
Now, Rep. Debbie Dingell (D-MI) finally just said the quiet part out loud about Joe Biden.
Time and time again we’ve seen the same routine from Joe Biden.
During his increasingly rare press conferences, Biden will often say, “I’m supposed to call on…” or “I’ll get into trouble if say…”
It’s a sad spectacle for the leader of the free world and suggests that the President, who is now in his eighties, isn’t fully in control of his own administration.
Even his own Democrat partisans admit as much, usually in private, but more recently more often out in the open as well.
In an interview with CNN’s Phil Mattingly, Rep. Debbie Dingell (D-MI) made news when she stated the obvious.
When Dingell was questioned whether Biden is the best messenger and is still capable of gaining support from Michigan voters on his legislative record, she answered in the affirmative.
While the congresswoman overall said she is supportive of Biden, it’s clear that she has reservations about his ability to win again in next Fall’s general election.
Dingell: We need to burst the Biden bubble and send him to campaign in the Midwest
Dingell said, “Look, I’m not gonna lie to you: I’m the one that said to everybody six months ago, ‘We’ve got a problem. I’m the one that told everybody there’s going to be a UAW [United Auto Workers] strike. But I’m also gonna tell you that you need to get in the [union] halls. And you know where my gut comes from, where I tell you all where we are: It’s because before the pandemic … [I’d] go in union halls every single weekend.”
She continued, saying, “I’d talk to those men and women that are doing those everyday jobs that keep this country going. And Joe Biden does talk to them. He knows how to talk to them. Unfortunately he’s, at times, kept in a bubble. … Look, I think it’s great he goes to Delaware and Pennsylvania, but I want to see him get into a lot more of these midwest states. When you see Joe Biden, when you talk to Joe Biden, you really do know who he is–.”
The public doesn’t hold Biden in nearly as high esteem as Dingell does
Of course, those with a less charitable view of the President might point out that by any objective standard, Biden often seems dazed and confused in his public appearances.
Whether it’s Biden frequently getting lost when it was time to exit a stage, his slurring of his speech that is getting more prominent or his several spills involving stairways and bicycles, it’s an open question whether Biden is up to the physically demanding rigors of a presidential campaign.
When asked why Biden was being kept in a bubble, Dingell said, “Well, you know, we’re coming out of a pandemic. There’ve been a lot of – now we’ve got … major, major world crises that, quite frankly, are going to be one of the issues in Michigan. I’m not going to lie about that, either. We’ve got very intense feelings on all sides. And it’s hard to be the President of the United States, because you do have to worry about security. I think his people need to get out into the field more and be talking about these issues.”
That comes across as somewhat of a cop-out, as Biden is hardly the first president to have to govern in challenging times.
In terms of security, if the Democrats from Biden on down had a less combative relationship with law enforcement, millions of people would be better off.
While Dingell is still supportive of the President, she’s joined by fewer and fewer of her fellow Americans.
New polling from the New York Times and Siena show Biden losing to Trump in five of six key swing states in a hypothetical 2024 political rematch.