Victory has a thousand fathers, but defeat is an orphan.
People get into politics for power and money. The former naturally leads to the latter. If you’re a D.C. creature, you get on board with either political lifers, the way Biden was in the Senate, and then jump to a lucrative lobbying gig, or you ride a shooting star.
Kamala’s people began to flee the sinking ship once it became clear that she had no political future. Now Biden’s people are also fleeing the S.S. Combover.
The White House is considering a major overhaul of its press and communications shop in the coming weeks, a staff shakeup that’s aimed at putting a new team in place to drive President Joe Biden’s message into November’s midterm elections and in the months after voters decide whether his party retains control of Congress, according to multiple people familiar with the effort.
The effort to revamp the White House press operation comes as Biden has expressed frustration that his message isn’t breaking through to Americans and his approval ratings continue to hit new lows, while his aides prepare for him to seek re-election.
One of Biden’s top advisers, Anita Dunn, has begun interviewing candidates to be the next White House communications director, the first step in the overhaul, these people said.
His message is that…
1. It’s everyone else’s fault
2. Things are actually good
Can’t imagine why that compelling time-tested message ain’t breakin’ through.
Biden and his people may want a shakeup, but their talent pool is lower than the one Biden used to manage in his days as a top legal eagle.
Among those under consideration to be communications director are Liz Allen, currently Assistant Secretary of State for Global Public Affairs; Kate Berner, currently Deputy Communications Director, and Elizabeth Alexander, Communications Director for First Lady Jill Biden.
Basically, second and third drawer types already invested in the admin.
When your administration is turning to your First Lady’s comms girl as an option, that screams desperation. Then again, Biden just replaced Psaki with someone even more woefully inept at basic messaging.
Get ready for the ride down.