President Trump is surging in the polls.
The RNC was a MASSIVE success.
And Joe Biden is feeling the heat.
How do we know that?
Well, the Biden campaign has officially announced that the former vice president will be campaigning in swing states after labor day… and in person, at that!
So far, the Biden campaign has kept Joe in the basement.
He has a terrible record of TV interview disasters, stumbling over words on the campaign trail, and making seemingly racist comments.
But as Trump is overcoming expectations, the Biden campaign is feeling the heat.
More details below:
So far, it appears that Biden is repeating the same mistakes that Hillary Clinton made in 2016.
Clinton was so confident that she didn't visit many of the states that Trump was able to flip.
Now, Biden will be resuming in-person campaigning after Labor Day.
But... is it too little, too late?
The Hill has more details:
Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden said Thursday he will resume campaign travel after Labor Day next month, making stops in some of the most competitive states in the country.
Biden, who has taken his campaign almost entirely online amid the coronavirus pandemic, said at a fundraiser that he plans on going to Arizona, Minnesota, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin, all swing states this November. The former vice president maintained his events will be conducted in line with local health guidance regarding the pandemic.
“Here’s the deal. We plan on, without jeopardizing or violating state rules about how many people can in fact assemble,” he said, according to a pool report of his remarks. “So what we’re working on is how I get out. I’m going to be traveling throughout the country where I can do it consistent with the state rules about how many people can be assembled.”
Biden, known for his retail politicking skills, has done nearly all of his events from his home state of Delaware in the past few months, leading to some handwringing from Democrats that he’s not making enough stops in key states.
He’s so far made exceptions to his no-travel rule only to fly to Texas to visit with the family of George Floyd, a Black man who was killed by the police in Minneapolis in May, and to give a speech on race in Philadelphia.
The former vice president said that he will meet people in communities and local businesses and not hold “irresponsible rallies.”
“I’m a tactile politician. I really miss being able to, you know, grab hands, shake hands, you can’t do that now. But I can in fact appear beyond virtually, in person, in many of these places,” he told donors.
Biden's move is likely being made to combat rising poll numbers from President Trump.
It is also likely going to undercut the attack that Biden is "hiding in his basement."
If Biden stumbles on the campaign trail, it will definitely hurt his poll numbers!
Things are even worse for Biden when you look at the volunteers.
Every week, the Trump campaign knocks on a million doors.
How many does the Biden campaign knock on?
Zero. Nada. Zilch.
Donald Trump’s campaign says it knocked on over 1 million doors in the past week alone.
Joe Biden’s campaign says it knocked on zero.
The Republican and Democratic parties — from the presidential candidates on down — are taking polar opposite approaches to door-to-door canvassing this fall. The competing bets on the value of face-to-face campaigning during a pandemic has no modern precedent, making it a potential wild card in November, especially in close races.
Biden and the Democratic National Committee aren’t sending volunteers or staffers to talk with voters at home, and don’t anticipate doing anything more than dropping off literature unless the crisis abates. The campaign and the Democratic National Committee think they can compensate for the lack of in-person canvassing with phone calls, texts, new forms of digital organizing, and virtual meet-ups with voters.
“At first I was nervous, but our response rates on phone calls and texts are much higher and people are not necessarily wanting someone to go up to their door right now,” said Jenn Ridder, Biden’s national states director. “You get to throw a lot of the rule book out the window and try out new things.”
Trump and the Republican National Committee, in contrast, started deploying mask-wearing field staffers and volunteers to the streets in June. The GOP quickly ramped up and now claims more than a million doors a week despite Covid-19 surges across the country, including in swing states like Arizona.
Republicans say their door-knocking dominance could make a difference in November, since in-person conversations have long been considered the most effective type of voter contact.
The truth is that Trump is playing to win.
Sure, he might not have Hollywood elites backing him.
But he has every day Americans who are EXCITED to vote for him and are volunteering to knock door-to-door to increase voter turnout.
Turns out that the Biden campaign is just as sleepy as Joe is!
It looks like we're up for another HUGE upset this November!