— The Hill (@thehill) May 8, 2020
It didn’t have to be this bad. The hard truth is that Donald Trump was simply not up to the job. https://t.co/sUd5GjD6cl
— Joe Biden (@JoeBiden) May 8, 2020
Real presidents lead. Reality TV presidents don’t. pic.twitter.com/2lMwnRXLcG
— Joe Biden (@JoeBiden) May 7, 2020
Despite all the well-earned abuse, Meghan McCain’s got a point about Joe Biden — he’s a genuinely decent human being, as even a none-too-bright Republican legacy kid can understand.
Smart and insightful read from @Lis_Smith. @JoeBiden's greatest strength (and best contrast to Trump) is his empathy. That can't be taught and it translates well on TV. How the campaign moving off the trail and onto our screens provides a real opportunity: https://t.co/IkYOYv1kfa
— Matt Corridoni (@mattcorridoni) May 7, 2020
While we may not agree with every tactic proposed by Pete Buttigieg’s campaign manager, she obviously does have an eye for the zeitgeist:
… Mr. Biden’s greatest asset as a campaigner is his palpable empathy. Politicians can learn a lot of tricks — talking points, debate and interview strategies — but personal warmth is something that cannot be taught. It also happens to be a trait that translates well on TV…
This human touch is especially important at a time when voters are looking as much for a “healer in chief” as they are a commander in chief. It also sets up a stark contrast with President Trump, who in crisis after crisis has demonstrated a lack of empathy and inability to feel Americans’ pain…
His campaign should analyze the primary media consumption habits of the voters they need to put together for a winning coalition. For voters under the age of 40, it’s on mobile screens and social media; for black voters, local TV news; for Latino voters, Spanish-language TV and radio news outlets like Univision, Telemundo and La Mega, along with English-language local media in metro areas with large Latino populations…
By going everywhere, Mr. Biden will meet voters where they are, on their terms. Being able to do so without leaving his makeshift home studio gives him a tremendous advantage.
It’s only fitting that a “return to normalcy” would be achieved through the most abnormal circumstances in recent campaign history.
I for one am looking forward to a president who rarely tweets. And when your enemy's drowning, there's no need to jump and yell. Just sitting on the shore quietly watching Trump flail and asphyxiate isn't a bad campaign strategy right now. https://t.co/xKasji6xq6
— M.S. Bellows, Jr. (@msbellows) May 8, 2020
— Judy (@JudyKautz6) May 8, 2020
It seems like common sense to thematically link Trump’s personal corruption to a broader policy critique of plutocracy but Democrats haven’t actually done it much, smart I think to see Biden take that direction. https://t.co/zk46HfJrXx
— Matthew Yglesias (@mattyglesias) May 8, 2020