YOU COULD HAVE HAD BERNIE, AMERICA, YOU COULD HAVE HAD BERNIE.
BUT THE SAME LYING MEDIA THAT LIED TO YOU ABOUT IRAQ TOLD TOO MANY OF YOU OLD FOOLS THAT JOE BIDEN WAS MOST ELECTABLE.
TODAY, CNN TELLS YOU:
Overall, 50% of registered voters back the Biden-Harris ticket, while 46% say they support Trump and Pence, right at the poll's margin of error of plus or minus 4 percentage points. Among the 72% of voters who say they are either extremely or very enthusiastic about voting this fall, Biden's advantage over Trump widens to 53% to 46%. It is narrower, however, among those voters who live in the states that will have the most impact on the electoral college this fall.
RUH ROH, SHAGGY, ELECTIONS ARE WEEKS AWAY.
GUESS CORRUPT BIDEN, LAZY JOE, RAPIST ROBINETTE, WASN'T ALL THAT ELECTABLE AFTER ALL.
Starting in the US and starting with Maya Rudolph.
As ENTERTAINMENT TONIGHT notes, Maya is willing to play Senator Kamala Harris again. As we noted yesterday, "Oh, no, not Joe Biden."
Last September, Maya played Kamala for the first time on SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE>
Audience member: What if Joe Biden gets implicated in this Ukraine scandal in some way?
Senator Kamala Harris: Oh, no. That would be terrible. Not Joe Biden.
That got huge laughs. It fed into a narrative. The same way Woody Harrleson's portrayal of Joe Biden's racism ("Oh and I should point out that it was a segregated pool just to put everyone on edge for the rest of the story.") led to laughter.
Kamala was seen as ambitious. In part because she was a first term senator and in part because she was a woman. Barack Obama was also a first term senator and also had about three years behind him in the Senate when running for the presidential nomination. SNL never did a bit about him being ambitious because it's considered a good quality in a man.
Kamala has done a good job in the last two days in terms of how she's projected herself.
But there's the ambition baggage already laid at Kamala's doorstep and there is the sexism. So if those two points are factored in, any troubles on the horizon?
How about the fact that Kamala looks smarter then Joe, looks more attentive than Joe and looks more capable than Joe?
What do you do when the vp candidate outshines the top of the ticket?
How does that play out with an electorate?
And how does that play out with an electorate that's concerned about a number of issues -- including the pandemic?
Are people going to want to change horses mid-stream?
If the person looks capable, maybe.
But Joe doesn't look capable. He's hidden himself away. He's had one proposal and then another -- he was talking in June about an executive order needed by a president to make masks a mandate and this week he changed it to letting the governors decide and issue. He's done nothing to lead and, yes, he is supposed to be the leader. He's not just the presumed nominee, he's a man who spent decades in the US Senate and then went on to be vice president for two terms. Supposedly, he's spent his entire adult life training for this moment.
And what he's shown isn't impressive at all.
Kamala's attacking Donald Trump. Repeatedly now. For the coronavirus. It should be attack and move on. The longer she repeats the attack, the more people wonder why Joe has had so little to say and when she starts talking about the early days of this pandemic?
Joe Biden and his campaign said it was safe to vote -- deaths proved that wrong. Joe was all go out and vote for me. It's safe.
It wasn't. Joe's history on the pandemic is not a strong one.
And when Kamala hits Donald Trump on this issue, it not only brings up Joe's own bad behavior, it also makes people think, "Wait, for months and months, it's been patty-cakes and now Kamala's going after Trump?" Meaning, "Where's Joe Biden been with the hard hitting criticism?"
Will America let her run as a v.p. candidate at full strength? Will the Biden campaign? These may have been some of the concerns Sarah Palin was getting at when she offered congratulations to Kamala this week and also offered some cautions.
This will be informative, watching this play out. And while gender will impact on how Kamala is seen and how she is received, it's also true that had Joe selected, for example, Julian Castro, many of these issues would be at play -- including Julian being portrayed as ambitious and including Julian having to struggle to avoid outshining Joe. Barring Joe's ability to clone himself or select Dan Quayle as a running mate, any v.p. candidate would have to struggle with trying not to outshine Joe.
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