Joe Biden delivered his acceptance speech with passion and drive. He closed the convention giving his candidacy and party a shot in the arm. Now we’ll see if a bump follows because after the first two days that hadn’t occurred, the polls actually showed the gap narrowing. I think after last night and the positive coverage he will get, that will result in a bump.
Now did he lay out what he would do with China? Did he address the violence in our cities? Did he announce how he was going to fix the virus situation outside more testing? He did not. He promised, “If you entrust me with the presidency, I will draw on the best of us, not the worst.” He promised to bring us out of darkness and back to light.
So his appeal was to the emotional side of us and avoided actual policy design. I want to remind everyone what we have said over and over. Everything is about expectations, and the President and his team have raised the expectation that Biden could not stand and deliver. If they continue down that path then they are going to lose the debates for the same reason. They better stop and let events unfold.
In the end, what was the message of the convention? What comes to mind first? It’s likely that Donald Trump is unfit for the office and reelecting him would mean the end of America as we know it. To accomplish that they focused on:
— Character and tried to contrast the President and Joe Biden.
— The Coronavirus and how the President mishandled it.
— The Democrats are a “big tent” party and Republicans are racist.
— Look at all the Republicans supporting us because they know…
— How they can best produce jobs, bring them back to America and fix things.
The Republicans get their chance beginning Monday to answer and it will be tough.
Get ready on the Coronavirus as an example to hear the actual words and statements from Biden beginning with calling the President “Xenophobic” for closing the border. You might be surprised to hear what he was saying into March.
Get ready to hear Biden’s comment in the spring about China:
“China is going to eat our lunch? Come on Man.
I mean, you know, they’re not bad folks, folks. But guess what? They’re not competition for us.”
And you will hear over and over, how come he can fix the problems now when he was VP for eight years and in Washington for 47?
They will ask, wasn’t he there when they made the agreements that resulted in all the lost jobs? He didn’t recognize then voting for all the agreements, criticizing the President when he was cancelling them, and now he is going to fix it?
Many will reference his plan to rescind the tax cuts asking if that will help people, the economy and jobs?
They will ask you to judge if raising the corporate tax rate will continue companies bring jobs back to America or reverse that.
Buckle up for this counter attack which will be aggressive and tough.
have a great weekend