Some Democrats are growing uneasy with seeing Donald Trump in pictures with large crowds and hearing of Trump campaign people going around knocking on doors….
Biden ‘s narrative has been against traditional close up campaigning…
Biden and Kamala Harris HAVE been increasing their travels….
But their entrouege has been small and they simply do NOT do rallies….
Hillary Clinton did NOT really appear to like large rallies at all and some feel it cost her votes….
Biden and Harris ARE traveling to Florida because Latinos/Hispanics ARE VERY unhappy that Biden and Co. has been absent from their door steps…..
Virus or not….
Biden & Co. KNOW In person visits are a MUST and they will increase in the next 6 weeks for Biden and Harris….
They are specifically worried that as President Trump’s campaign reaches millions of voters through in-person door-knocking events and big rallies held in defiance of coronavirus restrictions, the Biden campaign is relying on digital organizing and phone outreach.
On a field training call over the weekend, several veterans of the Obama and Hillary Clinton presidential campaigns expressed concerns to Caroline Grey, a Biden campaign aide who co-founded the Democratic digital firm Civis Analytics.
Ex-Obama aides also grumbled privately following the Saturday Zoom call, which had been aimed specifically at getting Obama alumni more active in the final stretch of Biden’s campaign.
After the call, one former Obama aide said that if Biden loses a close election, analysts will look back on the field operations in the same way they look back on Hillary Clinton’s decision to not visit Wisconsin in 2016.
“If Biden loses, this will be his not-going-to-Wisconsin,” the ex-official said.
Biden has wrapped his campaign around a follow-the-science approach to the coronavirus, ripping Trump for his handling of the pandemic. His campaign pivoted away from in-person contacts once the pandemic struck, while encouraging voters to mail in ballots.
Those wanting Biden to do more traditional campaign events understand the argument, they just worry it will backfire….