Joe Biden’s decision of running a mostly virtual campaign hasn’t helped him in key battleground states. Tuning in to a floating head with a bad connection just doesn’t pack the same punch as a live crowd cheering and applauding and balloons falling as the music plays. There’s no way you can connect to your audience if you can’t even see them.
Joe Biden has been hit with criticism for “hiding in his basement” after spending months at home refusing to do press conferences or interviews with reporters.
Biden’s campaign manager, Jennifer O’Malley Dillon condemned Trump’s campaigning style during an interview with Politico claiming that “people will die” if they attend any Trump rallies during the coronavirus pandemic.
“People will die because of these types of events and that’s from the president of the United States,” Dillon said while defending the Democratic nominee’s mostly virtual campaigning style. “And you look at folks that might not be wearing masks or aren’t taking this seriously and you understand how that’s the case.”
Dillon expressed that she was “horrified” to see pictures from the “Latinos for Trump” roundtable hosted by the President in Phoenix with maybe 100 supporters gathered together in a ballroom.
The campaign manager also brought up an event that took place on the South Lawn of the White House when Trump celebrated the normalization of relations between Isreal, Bahrain, and the United Arab Emirates.
I would just like to point out that this event was outside and people wore masks.
In these last couple of weeks leading up to the election, President Trump has been giving it his all to obtain votes in the swing states. He held rallies in Nevada twice over the weekend and last week made stops in North Carolina and Michigan. The Trump team emphasized that it is every individual’s responsibility to do his or her own risk assessment and then decide if it is safe to attend a rally.