Biden’s Inner Circle Deserves Some Blame Too

Source: The American Prospect
by David Dayen

“Most first-term presidents lose the first debate of their re-election campaigns, and they lose it in largely the same way. They have spent nearly four years building a record, and they want to run on it. So they lay out a blur of information about what they’ve done. Some presidents trip over the details. Others just bore people with them. Still others act like they’re offended that the president of these United States could be challenged on these points at all. Biden slammed into all three of these obstacles, while being 81 years old and rather feeble. But those who prepared Biden for a debate they sought and whose terms they dictated knew who they were dealing with.” (06/28/24)