However, that may change as the election draws near and Biden becomes more visible, according to MSNBC founder Tom Rogers.
“Trump has been dominating the media as we all know, and Biden has not been in the spotlight,” Rogers said during an appearance on “Morning Joe” on Monday
“But that’s going to shift. And when it shifts, Biden needs to perform,” Rogers added.
He continued to argue that Biden is not able to deliver a “convincing message” for the election.
“The bottom line is the candidate needs to be able to articulate a clear and convincing message, and particularly when it comes to the pandemic … he’s not there yet. And it pains me to say this, it really does, but his performance in being able to come up with a compelling narrative and a passionate storyline that really is ready for prime-time election season when it comes to talking about the legacy of Donald Trump, of mass death and economic collapse, he’s just not there yet.”
“His performances have been very unsatisfying, and basically he’s been getting softball interviews,” he added.
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As Biden, who has been criticized for a series of gaffes on the campaign trail, has been sequestered to his basement where he holds virtual campaign events that rarely receive much media attention, his poll numbers have improved.
Meanwhile, Trump has received a lot of attention and criticism for his handling of the coronavirus outbreak, and several polls have found Biden leading the president — despite an early bump in Trump’s approval rating.
However, Rogers suggests that any benefit Biden has received from not being so visible, will not be enough to carry him to the victory in November.
“Letting Trump continue to devalue his own political standing has been beneficial to Biden at a time when Biden’s own media appearances from home have unfortunately shown a worrisome inability to focus his message and articulate clearly and crisply,” Rogers said.
He added, “As we move toward Election Day, Biden will no longer be able to let Trump do the talking. He will have to come out and present the case against Trump himself, as well as his vision for the future.”
Currently, Biden leads Trump in averages of polls in Florida, Wisconsin, and Pennsylvania, three states that could determine the outcome of the election.