Bad Omen? Power and Air Conditioning Go Out Before Biden and Kamala's First Campaign Appearance Together

Bad Omen? Power and Air Conditioning Go Out Before Biden and Kamala’s First Campaign Appearance Together


Biden and Kamala?

Well, they're not off to a good start.

Some might even call it a bad omen…

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Prior to their first campaign appearance together, the power went out at the venue before Joe Biden and Kamala Harris took the stage.

CNN confirmed that the air conditioning went out as well.

Perhaps this is an unintential preview of their Green New Deal?

Apparently, they weren't able to restore power to the campaign site.

Yikes.

Instead, the campaign had to rely on backup generators to light the venue.

More details on this potentially dark omen below:

Well, when you ban fossil fuels, there will be a shortage of energy.

The Biden campaign ironically got a taste of that today.

The Sun confirms the power outage:

Their appearance wrapped up shortly after 5.30 pm local time and the pair walked off the stage to the tune of Curtis Mayfield's "Move On Up."

A power outage prompted the start of their first joint campaign appearance to be delayed as a storm passed through Wilmington, Delaware.

The pair were originally set to begin their speech at 3.50pm on Wednesday - but they instead started an hour later.

"We seemed to have had a brief partial power outage - there are bad storms moving fast through the area - but power is now back," according to radio pool reporter @scottdetrow," a tweet read.

Their virtual appearance comes one day after US Senator Kamala Harris was chosen named as Joe Biden's running mate in the 2020 Presidential election.

Biden and Harris arrived in his hometown in Wilmington, Delaware, at Alexis Dupont High School.

They adhered to social distancing guidelines during their speech, remaining a few feet apart.

The podium appeared to be wiped down to get rid of germs before they began their speeches.

They are "working together to restore the soul of the nation and fight for working families to move the country forward," according to the Biden campaign.

Typically, campaigns want a smooth rollout. 

These events and initial speeches are planned well in advance.

The fact that the power went out could be seen as a bad omen.

At best, it's indicative of dysfunction within the campaign itself.

Of course, such a technical nightmare is embarrassing.

Most of the media refused to cover the issue.

However, US News also reported the power outage and lack of air conditioning:

Still, the day was not without its challenges. The main event started an hour late, and the gymnasium in which the candidates spoke lost its air conditioning after a power outage hit the area. While most of the cable news networks took the event live, the online livestream cut out just a few minutes into Biden’s remarks.

The appearance was the first in a rollout that Biden aides say blends the historic nature of Harris’ selection with the realities of the 2020 campaign and the gravity of the nation’s circumstances, which include the pandemic and its dramatic economic fallout.

Harris was considered a favorite throughout Biden’s search, and she’s been a regular surrogate campaigner and fundraiser for him since he became the presumptive nominee.

They’ll nonetheless have to paper over differences exposed during the primary campaign, from Harris’ initial support for a single-payer health insurance system and the Green New Deal to her deeply personal debate-stage broadside against Biden over his opposition to federally mandated busing to integrate public schools in the 1970s.

Harris no longer supports a single-payer health insurance system, aligning instead with Biden’s proposal to add a public insurance option to compete alongside private plans. Still, she memorably raised her hand during one Democratic primary debate when candidates were asked whether they could back a system that scrapped private health insurance altogether.

She has broadly endorsed the Green New Deal, progressives’ most ambitious set of proposals to combat climate change, but she didn’t make that an anchor of her presidential bid. Biden has moved left on his climate proposals during the 2020 campaign but has not fully embraced the Green New Deal.

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Ironically, the Green New Deal will likely lead to more power outages.

Only President Trump stands for AMERICAN energy produced by AMERICAN workers!

This November, the choice couldn't be more clear.


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