Joe Biden is one of the prime example’s of lovers of ‘Retail Politics’….
Selling oneself to just plain ole’ people in face to face encounters….
Obama and Bill Clinton were good at also….
Donald Trump hated mixing with the masses….
Juggling these encounters , even with the protective ‘bubble’ that goes with high level officals is something that translates into good/positive press images that voters can see….
Joe Biden continues his …..
It never left him…..
But now we are told that Donald Trump , under pressure on the legal and political fronts, has broken down and is come down to interaction with regular folks ...Trump is NOT a ‘people person’...He prefers grabbing a headline to getting down with us regular people…Remember…Donald Trump WAS a Real Estate guy…NOT a politican…He IS one now…..
That leaves us with Ron DeSantis , who seem’s to be attempting to come in ‘from the cold’ outside of Florida, which he seems to own….A fish out of water?
It will be difficult to make it to the White House without the ability to communicate one on one with voters nationally….It’s about more than ‘culture wars’….
The campaign for the Republican Presidential nomination HAS begun……
The Florida governor is expected to travel to dozens of cities in upcoming weeks, selling his new book and meeting with local Republican officials and donors. How DeSantis connects with voters and donors across the country, particularly those long loyal to Trump, remains to be seen. Polls show the two men in close competition atop the polls of the Republican primary.
People who have met with in recent weeks say he remains stilted in one-on-one conversations and sometimes struggles to make small talk or appear enthusiastic while engaging in the glad-handing critical to winning states such as New Hampshire, Iowa and South Carolina. Other Republicans dismiss criticisms of DeSantis’s retail politics skills or say he’s markedly improved. Trump’s team has recently ramped up his retail stops including at restaurants when he visits states, saying it shows a sharp contrast from DeSantis.
“DeSantis has really worked the culture wars, really worked Fox News, and he is the known quantity right now to people who are being polled,” Republican consultant Susan Del Percio said. But she criticized his debate performance last fall and questioned if he has the temperament to handle pushback……
Democratic Socialist Dave says
Joe Biden’s Real Politics falls short when it comes to East Palestine, Ohio. Leaders have learned to stay away from impeding rescue, recovery and restoration by flying in too soon and grandstanding, but it just looks bad that the best that the Administration can send is Pete Buttigieg (AKA, to low-info citizens as “Who?”) And Biden (because of his just-a-Joe style) is exactly the kind of guy you want to come in to a disaster or tragedy like this. Little excuse for being upstaged by one of the least empathetic of public figures (besides Ron DeSantis and George Santos).
Check my Ohio post ….
The linked piece give’s in-depth readback of the response….
The story going forward in the media is POLITICAL….
Biden HAS told DeWine he CAN have anything he wants….
DeWine has NOT asked for ANYTHING more…
And the Feds ARE on the case that IS the rsponisbilty of Ohio and Norfolk Southern…..