…Every moment the Trump campaign spends fighting the few Republicans who are actively not supporting him is a moment they are not going after Biden.
Jon Meacham was mentioning the other day that every incumbent President facing reelection in recent times was able to frame his opponent as somehow unacceptable to enough voters in the spring time of the election year.
Clinton was able to tie Dole to Newt Gingrich and the unpopular GOP congress by the time he wrapped up the Republican nomination that spring. Dole resigned his Senate seat in May of 96 to distance himself but the damage was done.
GW Bush was in the process of “swift boating” John Kerry and pics of him windsurfing were all over the news by May of 2004
By May of 2012 the Obama campaign had framed Mitt Romney as the champion of the 1% who considered himself “severely conservative”. I think May was when Trump endorsed Mitt too, for what it’s worth
So in May 2020 how is the GOP framing Biden? They seem to be all over the place. The Ukraine thing didn’t stick. Tara Reade isn’t sticking. He’s old and makes “gaffes”? Trump is old and babbles incomprehensibly.
So far there is nothing they can say about Biden that doesn’t also apply to Trump in spades.
If I had to guess they will fall back on the “he’s a career politician” line to define Biden.
Will that have any reach beyond the 40% hardcore Republicans that would hate every Democratic nominee? With Trump as the incumbent who has surrounded himself with Republican career politicians it’s tough to see it carrying much water with independent or undecided voters….
Scott @ Politicaldog101
Yesterday it was the rebirth of the word moderate Republican …
Now it’s this…
And we have Graham saying nice things about Biden….
Scott is correct…
The ground under Trump is getting soft…
I grant you not much…