Barack Obama’s 2008 campaign manager seemed to question the intensity level of Joe Biden’s campaign when speaking on a liberal podcast. David Plouffe admitted that Biden’s campaign was failing to properly digitally market itself when a significant portion if not an outright majority of Americans are consuming their political information primarily online.
David Plouffe was speaking on the ‘Skulduggery’ podcast, a program usually focused on Russian collusion conspiracy theories.
“The Biden campaign has an acute need to really up their game and understand how people receive information today,” said Plouffe. “It’s a weakness of most Democrats.”
Plouffe pointed to what he identified as a lack of understanding of social media by Biden’s campaign team. “I have an overarching concern, independent of the coronavirus, that we really have to make sure that the Biden campaign and progressives are meeting people where they are in the year 2020.”
It’s mostly been conservatives and others critical of Joe Biden who have pointed to his seemingly low-effort Presidential campaign thus far. Biden’s campaign took a whopping four days to set up a livestreaming rig in his own home to allow the candidate to appear live on network programming, apparently refusing to set up a simple telecommunications system such as Skype in order to let Biden appear to the public.
The presumptive Democratic nominee appeared in public for a grand total of six minutes last week, in the midst of the raging nation Chinese coronavirus epidemic. It didn’t seem to occur to the former Vice President that it would be necessary for him to vocally and consistently make his case to the American people that he’d be better in dealing with the virus than President Trump, instead opting to send out printed statements rebuking the President.
Plouffe acknowledged that Trump seems likely to drown out Biden’s low-effort campaign strategy with a blitz of campaigning and advertising when the pandemic eases and campaigning resumes in earnest.
“The Trump campaign has a huge organization [and] all the money in the world to drive turnout as high as they can in every battleground state, which is what I’m most concerned about.”
Perhaps it should’ve occurred to national Democrats that they need a candidate who is up to speed with messaging in the information age before they nominated the party’s elder figure.
Biden Backs Down, Apologizes: “I Was Much too Cavalier” With “You Ain’t Black” Comments
Biden had said that “you ain’t black” if you support Trump.
Former Vice President and Democratic Presidential candidate Joe Biden is backing down and apologizing for his outrageous comments on Charlamagne Tha God’s “The Breakfast Club” podcast, in which he stated that members of the black community who choose to support Donald Trump over himself “ain’t black.”
Biden had exploded at the radio host for skeptical questions related to his political record. “Well I tell you what, if you have a problem figuring out whether you’re for me or Trump, then you ain’t black.”
The gaffe-prone Democrat was then promptly yanked away from the video segment by a handler, who appropriately suspected that the candidate had walked himself into a controversy.
Biden has now backed down and apologized for the racially charged claim, admitting he was “much too cavalier” on a phone call with the Black Chamber of Commerce.
“I shouldn’t have been such a wise guy. No one should have to vote for any party based on their race, their religion, their background.”
Black Republicans had slammed Biden for his seeming entitlement to the support of the black community. South Carolina Senator Tim Scott described the remarks as “taking the black community for granted-sadly par for the course for Democrats.”
Biden’s remarks could prove instrumental in leading many black voters to question their community’s longstanding support of the Democratic Party, which apparently sees itself as entitled to their votes. The first black Senators and Members of Congress were southern Republicans, who aligned themselves with the party’s founding figures of Abraham Lincoln and Ulysses S. Grant.
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