The politics WILL be coming at President Biden….
Biden did NOT start this….
But in trying to finish?
Sloppiness WILL hurt…..
How will Republican efforts to hurt Biden and Democrats work?
Could Biden get positive image’s soon?
Will Biden counter with good media stories AND images?
Footage from Afghanistan is already starting to pop up in Republican political ads, and GOP consultants say it’s going to provide TV-ready ammo for attacks heading into the midterms.
Why it matters: The haphazard U.S. withdrawal is the first major policy vulnerability presented by the Biden administration. The opposition expects it to play heavily in 2022 messaging — and even in the 2024 presidential contest.
- Afghanistan marks the first major U.S. military withdrawal of the digital era. So, while a few images from Saigon in 1975 are indelibly seared in the American consciousness, the ubiquity of cellphone cameras now means tons more first-hand footage.
- Those harrowing images — of people falling from airplanes and babies being passed over barbed-wire barricades — are a political-persuasion goldmine.
- The Democrats remind it was a Republican — George W. Bush — who started the war, and two Republicans — Donald Trump and Mike Pompeo — who set in motion the final withdrawal and negotiated its terms with the Taliban….
Polling has the American public behind having the troops depart Afghanistan…
Biden gets hurt polling wise in ‘how’ it’s getting done….