They should be…..
Midterms are coming in about a year…
Democrats do NOT want another 2010 like Midterm washout…
Biden IS dealing with bad press from bad images across the front pages from Afghanistan and now the border…..
Democrats are worried that Joe Biden’s presidency is at an inflection point where his administration risks being defined by a series of negative and disturbing images from Afghanistan and the border.
A picture is worth a thousand words, and the Biden White House wants its image to be one of professionals restoring order, empathy and compassion after what Democrats say was the chaos, dysfunction and cold-heartedness of the Trump years.
The early months of Biden’s first year in office mostly went according to script, but things have started to come off the rails as the stark footage from the border and Afghanistan, two consistently difficult issues for the president, crystalize in the public view….
“Political stories are often told through images, and the images have been really strong and they almost supersede what’s in the column space below them,” said Democratic strategist Joel Payne.
Payne says the White House needs to ensure it contextualizes the photos and reacts quickly.
“It’s very important to balance out those images with context,” he said. “It’s always better to preempt the story, not be in reaction mode.”
On the issue of immigration in particular, the president finds himself receiving strong backlash from liberals in his party who now doubt his empathy for migrants.
And with both the border and Afghanistan, the bad pictures are reflective of wider policies that Biden must either defend or alter….