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By Kevin Roose
April 16, 2020
Joe Biden is very famous, but you wouldn’t know it from looking at his YouTube channel.
Mr. Biden has just 32,000 subscribers on the influential video platform, a pittance compared with some of his rivals in the Democratic primary race and roughly 300,000 fewer than President Trump. The videos that Mr. Biden posts — these days, mostly repurposed campaign ads and TV-style interviews filmed from the makeshift studio in his basement — rarely crack 10,000 views. And the virtual crickets that greet many of his appearances have become a source of worry for some Democrats, who see his sluggish performance online as a bad omen for his electoral chances in November.
“This video is 2 days old and it’s sitting at 20,000 views,” one commenter wrote under a recent video of Mr. Biden’s. “This is a guy that is supposed to beat Trump?”
In a normal election year, a former vice president and presumptive Democratic nominee would have no trouble filling an arena. But the coronavirus has forced Mr. Biden to abandon in-person gatherings and adapt to an all-digital campaign strategy — a daunting pivot even in the best of times, but one made even harder by the need to compete for attention amid a pandemic and a once-in-a-generation economic collapse.
The shift has been clumsy for Mr. Biden, an old-school retail politician who relishes face-to-face interactions. He lacks the social media firepower of Mr. Trump, whose 106 million combined followers on Facebook and Twitter dwarf Mr. Biden’s 6.7 million, and whose White House coronavirus briefings have allowed him to commandeer the news cycle. Mr. Biden’s first virtual town hall last month was marred by technical problems, and some of his other digital experiments — like a soporific campaign podcast, “Here’s the Deal,” which did not rank among the top 100 podcasts on Apple Podcasts as of this week — have not gone as well as hoped.
Online popularity doesn’t always lead to electoral success. (If it did, New Yorkers would be listening to daily coronavirus briefings from Gov. Cynthia Nixon.) But underestimating the internet’s influence is a mistake, too. In 2016, Mr. Trump’s surging popularity among the internet’s grass roots was a bellwether that indicated his candidacy might be stronger than it appeared in traditional polls. Conversely, Mr. Biden’s lack of support from meme makers and viral-content mavens could signal trouble ahead.
Bid to Unseat Adam Schiff
Bon Voyage Bernie!
The old commie Bernie Sanders has given up on his latest presidential fishing expedition. His promise of ‘free stuff’ resonated with many, but the end result was the same. The sharks in the Democratic Party didn’t want Bernie and that was that. Instead, the Democrats have tied an albatross named Joe Biden around their unlucky necks.
I doubt Bernie will make another go at the presidency. He’s too old right now and has had heart trouble. His biggest trouble has been selling his communism or socialism, or whatever he wants to call it these days.
He wanted to reel in voters with his lure of free stuff. It did indeed attract many young voters, but those same young voters didn’t really turn out in the primaries. His bigger problem was many Americans realize socialism has never and can’t ever work. All the free stuff is quickly devoured. Once the money of others runs out, then workers must work hard to keep the free stuff flowing. Those workers have guaranteed jobs and pay, though. Why work hard if that’s the case?
Hard workers soon realize they receive no extra pay or advancement from any extra effort. They also see their co-workers getting the same pay for goofing off. Soon, everyone is goofing off. After all, the government guarantees free stuff and equality. Only the latter can be guaranteed. Everyone becomes equally poor.
The promised big fish of free stuff is soon reduced to bare bones. That’s when the government resorts to force. Everyone must work or face the threat of murder or gulags. That’s what the old Soviet Union did and it enabled them to last a bit longer than they should have lasted.
Bernie should retire, relax, and enjoy his millions. You can bet he won’t be doling it out to you and me.
Trump answers reporters question in WH Briefing tonight:
(I will try to get copy of exchange later.)
Biden isn't really quitting because he is keeping his delegates and wants to acquire more.
And, the BIG QUESTION: Why hasn't Obama endorsed Biden???
Trump says he knows, but cannot say...
And also ... exchange with Acosta tonight...
If you enjoy an expert game of Expert 3D Chess tune in.
Live WH Briefing is Posted each day.
These are no where near best examples.
ONLY what I recall NOW from today's briefing at this late hour.
Or, alternatively, stay absorbed in bogus fantasies.
And proceed along your sad path.
Wisconsin Primary Tonight
The Brennan Center for Justice, which is heavily financed by George Soros, is advocating the use of drop boxes to deposit ballots on voting day this November as part of a suggested overhaul of the U.S. voting system due to the Chinese coronavirus pandemic.
With other Soros-financed groups, the Brennan Center has been leading a campaign advocating a “vote by mail” system in the upcoming presidential election, citing fears that coronavirus makes it too dangerous to vote in person. Some of the groups are using the coronavirus crisis to push permanent changes to the way Americans vote.
Analysts have posited that such proposals help the Democratic Party. Republicans specifically fear the prospect of voter fraud, since mail-in voting would be harder to authenticate.
Now Brennan has released a preliminary $2 billion budget that breaks down the costs of a implementing the organization’s blueprint for voting reform during the pandemic. The blueprint that has been widely cited by news media as making a central argument for a universal vote-by-mail option, while Democrats have used Brennan’s plan to push voter reform legislation.
Wisconsin Primary Today
Thursday on Fox News Channel’s “Hannity,” Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) slammed efforts led by congressional Democrats to launch investigations into President Donald Trump’s response to the coronavirus/COVID-19 outbreak.
The Florida Republican told FNC’s Sean Hannity that House Democrats were “jealous and out of power,” adding that they were returning to the impeachment strategy of 2019.
“You know, Democrats are jealous and out of power, and so they are reverting to the muscle memory of the impeachment strategy where they focus on subpoenas rather than solutions, where they focus on, you know, investigations rather than ICU bed capacity,” he said.
“We’d like our Democrat colleagues to join us in passing clean bills to deal with this virus, and I agree with Mark Levin that they shouldn’t all spend trillions of dollars, but we really see what Democrats are actually fighting for,” Gaetz continued. “Not our health care workers. Not empowering our states and local communities, but things like $350 million for illegal aliens, migrants, and refugees, rather than the American people and the American worker — and I think the American people are seen through it.”
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