President Joe Biden’s campaign has taken a turn toward smaller, more informal gatherings as they try to help Biden connect with voters without making any more embarrassing gaffes. The president has been spotted hitting up various food joints and local eateries across the nation, trying to woo voters for his re-election bid in November. He’s been seen slurping boba tea in Nevada, chowing down on soul food in South Carolina, and even grabbing a milkshake at a Cook Out joint in North Carolina.
While other politicians are all about those flashy, big campaign events, Biden’s team and his Democratic pals have realized that the president seems to shine in smaller settings. A former Biden staffer spilled the beans, sharing that these cozy stops let the president work his magic and interact with folks in a real and meaningful way, all on their own turf. Apparently, these little pit stops leave ol’ Joe feeling all “energized” and jazzed up.
The Biden crew has even been thinking about bringing back the good ol’ pandemic-era “front-porch” campaign style that worked so well for them in 2020. Longtime Biden adviser Bruce Reed thinks this strategy is “incredibly efficient,” and who doesn’t love efficiency? Heck, even Jim Messina, the campaign honcho for former President Obama, thinks Biden being all low-key and personal is his “sweet spot.”
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Now, the skeptics out there might say that Team Biden is pushing these small events to keep the president away from any slip-ups. I mean, our guy Biden has a bit of a track record when it comes to mixing up facts and names. He once claimed to have met with a French president who’s been dead for nearly 30 years, and he’s made a few other mix-ups along the way. So, keeping things low-key could help prevent Biden from adding more blunders to his resume, especially as more than half of his voter base is worried about his mental and physical health. Yikes!
But hey, who can blame them for trying to keep things under control? It’s all about presenting the best version of Biden to the voters, and if that means sticking to small, informal gatherings to avoid any embarrassing slip-ups, then so be it!