Poll numbers on the uptick….
Gas prices dropping….
Pandemic on the down turn….
Two major legislative bills pumping money and jobs into the economy…..
Donald. Trump & Co. stumbling and crying having been caught with his hand in the ‘classified’ cookie jar….
Abortion as a possibe ‘wedge’ issue….
Lets see if he can some of that free meedid Donald Trump has been hogging…..
Will other Democrats meet him at the airport?
In the end?
Biden and Democrats NEED to overperform with MORE of their voters….
Embracing the role as his party’s top campaigner will mean directly confronting Republican attacks when nearly three-quarters of voters say the United States is heading in the wrong direction. It will also mean enduring cold shoulders from some Democratic candidates, a few of whom have made clear that they would prefer if Mr. Biden stayed away.
Representative Tim Ryan, an Ohio Democrat who is running for the Senate, cited scheduling conflicts when Mr. Biden was in his state in July, declining to appear beside the president even as Mr. Ryan — a moderate — is locked in one of the country’s most intense campaign battles in a critical swing state.
Mr. Ryan’s spokeswoman, Izzi Levy, said the president was not someone the congressman wanted to campaign with.
“We haven’t been interested in him or any other out-of-state surrogates,” she said, noting that Mr. Ryan’s approval rating in Ohio was higher than Mr. Biden’s. “I don’t see that changing anytime soon.”
In the West Wing, the president’s advisers are betting that he can help Democratic candidates despite the drags on his popularity. They note that gas prices have dropped for months; the coronavirus has receded, as Mr. Biden promised it would; and he has pushed through big Democratic wins on climate change, drug pricing and taxes on corporations. On Wednesday, he announced billions of dollars in student debt relief, a move that aides hope will energize young voters….
“During his whole career, Biden’s always been a workhorse, not a show pony, right?” Ms. Fernandez Ancona said. “I think he needs to use all the tools in the toolbox, and not just like traditional political stumping and press, but like new media, like these emerging platforms — podcasts, TikTok and influencers. You should get out in a different way.”
There is little indication so far that Mr. Biden and his White House are planning nontraditional efforts. On Thursday, during his remarks in Maryland, the president will be flanked by Jaime Harrison, the chairman of the Democratic National Committee, and several of the party’s candidates who are running this fall.
The committee’s advisory for the event said the president would rally with candidates to “highlight the choice voters have in the midterms.”….
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