The following article, With Seven Weeks Left In Election Campaign, Biden’s ‘Laid-Back’ Schedule Is Huge Contrast With Trump’s, was first published on Flag And Cross.
Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden is not doing a whole lot of work to shake off the “Sleepy Joe” nickname that President Donald Trump has hung around his proverbial neck with just over 50 days left before the election.
Usually, the Labor Day weekend marks the start of a furious uptick in the fight for the White House during a presidential election. This is usually when campaigns step-up their events, debates, door knocking, phone calls, and spend obscene amounts of money on political ads in states where they hope to leave a mark.
However, thanks to the coronavirus pandemic, this election cycle is totally different from those that came before it.
Here’s more from The Washington Examiner:
While Trump has already notched up two multistate days in the week since Labor Day, Biden’s team sent his dedicated bunch of pool reporters home three times before 10:30 a.m. EDT because it hadn’t planned any public events for the two-term vice president.
Even before he became the Democratic standard-bearer, Biden, 77, had a light schedule.
After spending the holiday campaigning in neighboring Pennsylvania, Biden’s aides on Sept. 8 announced a press pool “lid” at 8:10 a.m. from his base in Wilmington, Delaware, where he first hunkered down in March because of the COVID-19 outbreak. On Thursday, they called a lid at 10:18 a.m., though Biden still headlined two fundraisers that night, before doing the same on Saturday at 9:04 a.m.
Even when the former vice president actually did hold public programming last week, he only averaged two events per day.
The 36-year senator flew to Michigan on September 9 where he revealed his virus-related economic recovery plan, hosting a roundtable event with steelworkers in the city of Detroit.
Biden and his wife Jill paid their respects on 9/11 in New York City and Shanksville, Pennsylvania. On Monday, he voted in Delaware’s Democratic primary and then delivered a few remarks on Trump over climate change, spoke at two fundraisers, and that was it.
Now let’s compare that to Trump’s schedule:
Trump last week juggled the rigors of the White House with those of his reelection bid as his administration dealt with the public relations disaster of veteran journalist Bob Woodward’s new book, Rage.
On the Tuesday after Labor Day, Trump, 74, traveled to Jupiter, Florida, and Winston-Salem, North Carolina. He held another rally in Freeland, Michigan, that Thursday before attending a Sept. 11 service in Shanksville that Friday. On the weekend, Trump added two events to his itinerary in Nevada, one in Las Vegas and another in Minden, ahead of visiting Sacramento, California, and Phoenix, Arizona, on Monday.
That’s on top of White House appearances that double as campaign stops, including releasing a list of potential Supreme Court nominees and patching phone calls in to Fox News broadcasts.
This should go to show you who actually has the stamina to perform the strenuous duties of the office of president and who doesn’t. Biden really is low-energy and there’s no doubt a lot of that stems from some of the issues we’ve been privvy to seeing during public appearances and interviews.
Combine this with rumors of his use of a teleprompter during events and question and answer sessions and it becomes obvious that Biden isn’t fit to serve as president.