JOE BI­DEN’S ‘MAGA’

The Washington Times Weekly - - Politics -

All 20 Demo­cratic pres­i­den­tial hope­fuls are hop­ing to pol­ish up their grass­roots appeal and down-home per­sonas in a des­per­ate bid to at­tract the votes of down-home voters. None of the Demo­cratic can­di­dates will for­get that 65 mil­lion of them stepped up to the polls in 2016 and es­sen­tially put Pres­i­dent Trump in the White House. Their af­fec­tion, com­mit­ment and loy­alty for Mr. Trump has not abated in the least as he con­tin­ues to de­liver on cam­paign prom­ises. He’s still their man. Former Vice Pres­i­dent Joseph R. Bi­den in par­tic­u­lar, how­ever, would also like to be “the man,” Demo­crat-style. And he ap­pears to be fully in touch with his inner Lunch Bucket Joe — his sched­ule fill­ing up with photo ops in din­ers, town squares and large-scale rallies in the Trump style. Po­lit­i­cal brand­ing must be very pre­cise these days.

Jour­nal­ists are ap­par­ently ready to as­sist Mr. Bi­den in craft­ing his cam­paign per­sona.

“Days af­ter jump­ing into the 2020 race, former Vice Pres­i­dent Joe Bi­den is giv­ing his own MAGA slo­gan a spin. Bi­den was asked what his ver­sion of Pres­i­dent Trump’s ‘make Amer­ica great again’ slo­gan would be in an ABC ‘Good Morn­ing Amer­ica’ interview that aired Tues­day,” notes an edi­to­rial in The Week.

“Make Amer­ica moral again,” Mr. Bi­den told host Robin Roberts.

That would be “MAMA,” not “MAGA” — but no mat­ter.

“Make Amer­ica re­turn to the essence of who we are, the dig­nity of the coun­try, the dig­nity of the peo­ple, treat­ing our peo­ple with dig­nity,” Mr. Bi­den con­tin­ued.

Pre­pare for more of same as his cam­paign picks up speed — though many voters may think that Amer­ica is al­ready “moral.”

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