Independents Will Make or Break Biden and the Democrats

Source: Roll Call
by David Winston

“Commenting on the August inflation numbers Tuesday, the best President Joe Biden could do to buck up the American people was to tell them, ‘This month, we saw some price increases slow from the month before at the grocery store.’ He didn’t say that prices are going down. No, Biden’s statement could only make the weak-tea case that some price increases are slowing. And that is the core problem the Democrats face in November. Inflation is eating family budgets alive. But so much of what we hear from the media and political pundits isn’t focused on the economy. Instead, political consultants and ad makers in both parties drive hot-button issues that appeal to their respective bases in the belief that winning is all about motivating and turning out the base.” (09/15/22)