Thinking about this, it occurs to me how easy things should be for Biden.
All he has to do is lean in on Covid. That’s it. A three pronged effort: Treatment / vaccine / economic relief.
Every word coming from the administration should be Covid related.
But instead we’re getting Keystone XL, abortion, trans in bathrooms, Paris Accord, etc, etc, etc. A laundry list of left wing wishes, largely out of touch with the country.
There is a real “fall of the Roman Empire” feel to this. When you read the letters the Roman elites wrote to each other in the last years of the Empire, you come away with a sense that it was all a big circle jerk of mutual, status seeking flattery. There was no awareness that the whole thing was on the brink.