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(1,351 posts)
Wed Sep 9, 2020, 07:49 PM Sep 2020

Joe Biden just needs to stay on message from here on out

I’m loving the shit storm that is raining down on Trump right now. But I also don’t underestimate the media in completely over blowing anything Joe Biden might say that could be seen as a “gaffe”. So as long as Joe Biden can stay on script between now and the election I think we’re in good shape.

I’ve always felt the “gaffe” label for Joe Biden was a bit overdone. Now if Joe says anything slightly awkward the press jumps on it. Things if said by anyone else wouldn’t even make the news.

Joe seems to get in trouble when speaking off the cuff, so I hope he’s being advised to keep things real but don’t go too far off script.

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Joe Biden just needs to stay on message from here on out (Original Post) crimycarny Sep 2020 OP
Your concern is noted. n/t rzemanfl Sep 2020 #1
Lol crimycarny Sep 2020 #3
Apparently not. Just like in 2016 liskddksil Sep 2020 #6
Agree crimycarny Sep 2020 #7
I think you are exactly right and I think that is exactly what Biden is currently doing Thekaspervote Sep 2020 #2
That's what I feel too crimycarny Sep 2020 #4
Yes, Joe is great one on one. He will make dotard wish he'd declined to debate Thekaspervote Sep 2020 #5
Joe needs to avoid what hurt Hillary and that was becoming the narrative. Drunken Irishman Sep 2020 #8


(1,351 posts)
3. Lol
Wed Sep 9, 2020, 07:57 PM
Sep 2020

Not being a “concern troll”. I think Joe Biden will be fine.

This IS a forum for posting discussions, right?



(2,753 posts)
6. Apparently not. Just like in 2016
Wed Sep 9, 2020, 08:38 PM
Sep 2020

anyone who says anything remotely critical of campaign strategies or posts unfavorable poll numbers is attacked. Very disappointing behavior to see from from people supposedly on our side.


(1,351 posts)
7. Agree
Wed Sep 9, 2020, 08:43 PM
Sep 2020

Why make a non-substantial sarcastic comment as a reply to a post (as in “you’re concern is noted”). Just move onto a different discussion that interests you. Otherwise its just being nasty for the sake of being nasty.

Oh god...I can’t believe I just used the word nasty. Reminds me of someone else...


(32,935 posts)
2. I think you are exactly right and I think that is exactly what Biden is currently doing
Wed Sep 9, 2020, 07:56 PM
Sep 2020

Dotard is at his worst when playing defense- says the worst things and further drags himself into the quicksand.

Hoping these kinds of hits keep coming. A day here day there, scandal after scandal, all the while the election is getting closer and closer giving dotard little time to put his “message” out there..as if he had one?!!


(1,351 posts)
4. That's what I feel too
Wed Sep 9, 2020, 08:02 PM
Sep 2020

Personally I love it when Joe talks freely, it shows his authenticity. But I don’t trust the media to not try and dig for some sort of controversy between now and the election. I’m sure the Biden Campaign knows that all too well and so Biden will be extra careful.

Meanwhile Trump is not even preparing for the debates while simultaneously lowering expectations for Joe by trying to claim Joe has dementia. Thanks Trump!

I’ve always thought Joe a strong debater when it’s one on one.


Drunken Irishman

(34,857 posts)
8. Joe needs to avoid what hurt Hillary and that was becoming the narrative.
Wed Sep 9, 2020, 08:48 PM
Sep 2020

So far, I think he's done great at this. Even his minor gaffes are no biggie and typically out of the news cycle in 24 hours.

But what hurt Hillary in 2016 was when the narrative was on her. It took away from Trump's incompetence and put her on the defensive. It started in July, when Comey announced he was not going to seek any criminal charges against Hillary, but attacked her as careless, and almost downright naive, for her server - and then it moved on to the e-mail hacks from Wikileaks right before the DNC, which caused a significant stir among Bernie supporters and overshadowed the convention, then, in August, there was the whole dust up about the Clinton Foundation. In September, she had the deplorables comment, which was a fumble and, of course, it ended with the Comey Letter.

Some of that was out of her control, obviously, like the hacks and the Comey stuff, as there was nothing, at that point, she could do about it. But it seemed when Trump was on the outs, there'd be a Clinton moment to counter it and take the focus off him.

Biden has largely been able to avoid that and it's why his lead has been consistent.

The thing is, the gaffes aren't dramatic. They're in some ways kind of endearing. But yes, stay on message, hammer Trump and he should win going away.

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