This morning I listened eagerly to the talking heads programs to see the direction that spin would take following President Biden’s lousy snap press conference last week. It was pretty obvious that the position the Democratic huddle had arrived at was premised on what I think is the reality of the 2024 president election. If the election is a referendum on Biden, Biden loses; if the election is a referendum on Trump, Trump loses.
Why do I say “Democratic huddle”? Because so many of the Democrats being interviewed were using precisely the same wording to a) defend President Biden’s mental acuity and b) contrast President Biden with Donald Trump. My own view is that James Carville’s comment pretty much said it all: President Biden’s demurring from being interviewed prior to the Superbowl illustrates a lack of confidence in his mental acuity that no amount of defense will overcome.