Hi guys. Welcome to Casa D’Joe. The bribe line starts here.
“To call people and say, ‘Please give me $100,000 for a 50-minute Zoom call with no Q&A, no shaking hands with the candidate?’ It’s not the easiest ask,” said Wade Randlett, who is helping coordinate Biden’s fundraising in the Bay Area.
Influence is influence, guys. And if the CCP gets to look over Biden’s shoulder, via Zoom, that’s a bonus.
While Biden still may not generate intense enthusiasm from Democratic activists, that no longer seems to be holding them back from writing checks.
“Are people saying, ‘Oh, my God, I am so excited about Joe Biden’? No,” said one West Coast bundler of big contributions who spoke candidly on condition of anonymity. “But they don’t care. Nobody cares if you are not excited. They just want Trump out.”
There’s the problem and the strategy in a nutshell.
Nobody’s excited about Biden. The Democrat primary was such a mess, that Bloomberg temporarily had a shot at buying the nomination. Multiple candidates temporarily trended until voters lost enthusiasm and interest. Biden was the compromise non-Bernie choice. The Democrats won’t run on anything except Biden’s name recognition and bashing Trump. That’s all they have to work with here.
And they’ll minimize Biden events on varying grounds. Having him on video works, not because he’s any good on video, but because nobody is, and with technical people around him, it’s easy to move the puppet around, prompt him, pass him notes, and make him seem… alive.
But the campaign is dead. It’s a zombie campaign run by the Democrat machine which lacks any and all confidence in its candidate.
This is going to be an election in which one side is excited about their candidate and the other isn’t. And the only Dem GOTV strategy is literally setting the country on fire to make getting Trump out seem more urgent.