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The New York Times Goes to a Joe Biden Rally

Not photoshopped but he’s pandering as hard as he can in Carlette’s the soul food restaurant’s alley.

What Joe Biden’s Event Was Like – The New York Times

I’ve never been to one anything like Joe Biden’s economic address in the Philadelphia suburbs today.

There was no soundtrack of carefully selected, inoffensive pop music blasting in the background. No reporters fighting over power outlets and positioning. No rope line for the candidate to walk, shaking hands and snapping selfies.

Oh, and hardly any voters.

About 20 handpicked local officials, small-business owners and reporters sat in folding chairs, each placed within a large white circle taped on the floor of a recreation center to maintain — or at least encourage — social distancing. A few attendees whispered to each other as photographers quietly chatted. You could hear the clack of typing echoing across the room. The silence was striking.

Nearly everyone wore masks. Before entering, a Biden campaign worker took our temperatures and asked if we had shown any symptoms of Covid-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus.

“We are going to get started in just a minute,” a staff member announced. “Today’s event has been set up to adhere to social distancing guidelines.”

Then, Mr. Biden appeared. He arrived with such little fanfare that I didn’t even notice him enter the room. There was no introduction by an organizer to pump up a crowd that wasn’t there, as is typical with campaign events. He just stood behind a lectern, pasted with the placard “Reopen Right: Safer and Stronger,” and began reading a speech off the teleprompters, assailing President Trump.

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  • Jack June 19, 2020, 1:46 PM

    Maybe he should run against Lori Lightfoot. He’s just as fk’d up as she but at least people can see him.

  • Stargazer June 19, 2020, 3:40 PM

    That’s funny. Maybe Lori Lightfoot can be his VP candidate. Both idiots.

  • Mitch Strand June 19, 2020, 5:03 PM

    That confused old man sitting in an alley behind a restaurant literally thinks he’s going to be the next President of the United States. He’s having a small, socially-distanced “rally” because if he gets covid-19, he doesn’t have a great shot.

    And this is the guy who’s going to project America’s health and vitality around the world. Doesn’t anyone at the Times have the balls to say how pathetic this looks?

  • madtntaxpayer June 19, 2020, 7:44 PM

    Biden should show up in Tulsa tomorrow night and experience a real rally.

  • Snakepit Kansas June 20, 2020, 5:52 AM

    Sock puppet.

  • Skorpion June 20, 2020, 3:10 PM

    What Snakepit said. A Biden administration would be run Bush-Jr. style via the VP and key Cabinet members.
    Whatever Trump’s deficiencies, the man call still draw huge crowds and generate excitement, which is what elects a President.

  • CC June 22, 2020, 11:22 AM

    Like it or not, everyone knows who’s going to win, so why waste your time?