President Joe Biden campaigned in 2020 as a calming centrist and was a stark contrast to the near-maniacal personality of former President Donald Trump. Biden’s team did a masterful job limiting his public appearances during the campaign, presenting him as someone who could unify the nation. But anyone paying closer attention knew it was an illusion.
At first glance, the 78-year-old president may come across as an elderly uncle, prone to gaffes but who would never purposely harm the country. The Democratic Party knew his affable demeanor would play well in front of an exhausted but still energized electorate. Biden’s strength against his Democratic peers was that he appeared less threatening when standing next to Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren. Biden’s advantage when facing off against Trump was that he wasn’t him.
Unable to focus on the long game, Republicans opted for a short-term fighter adept at owning the libs and not much else. Yes,