For Presidents, Unpopularity Is a Simple PR Problem. Biden Is No Exception

Source: Ludwig von Mises Institute
by William L Anderson

“When the United States in 1982 was mired in the worst recession since the end of World War II, supporters of President Ronald Reagan were sure that they had the answer: just let Reagan be Reagan. Conservative friends of mine wore ‘Let Reagan Be Reagan’ buttons to show that the problem at hand wasn’t the fact that the economy, fueled by massive inflation, was in the middle of a much-needed and inevitable correction. No, it was a PR problem. … the ‘real Reagan’ never was unleashed, but his presidency was saved by a recovery fueled in part by major deregulation initiatives that had come from Reagan’s predecessor, Jimmy Carter. … fast-forward to the presidency of Joe Biden …. none of this is Biden’s fault, according to the White House inner circles. No, the fault is in those White House handlers who refuse to proclaim the Mighty Works of Joe Biden.” (06/16/22)