As a political writer, I sometimes run across political news that I find more humorous than serious. While the current political climate is far from humorous, this political “news” was one of those times.
As I was writing an article, yesterday, Fox News began to air a Joe Biden “rally” in Novi, Michigan, a suburb of Detroit.
The first thing that struck me was how faux-impassioned Biden came across as he delivered the speech. The second thing that struck me was how “Sleepy Joe” stared straight ahead as if he were in a trance.
I posted on Facebook as I was watching:
“Oh, THIS is embarrassing. Biden is faux-SCREAMING a speech in Detroit as we speak. Poor dude looks clueless.”
While we’ve seen multiple examples of Biden’s staged events, this one just had a different, creepy, almost Orwellian feel. It was just weird.
As luck would have it, a video clip of the “rally” has emerged, apparently taken by one of the few attendees, which provides “the rest of the story” of Biden’s weird speech.
— Not the Bee (@Not_the_Bee) October 17, 2020
The blaring car horns were a nice touch, don’t you think?
— politic (@shortpoliticvzl) October 17, 2020
As this Twitter user said, “the only thing massive about Biden’s rally must have been his teleprompter because no one has yet to show a picture of the crowd size.”
The only thing massive about Biden's rally must have been his teleprompter, because no one has yet to show a picture of the crowd size…
— Ted Perkins (@TPerkins07) October 17, 2020
Because there was no “crowd.”
The content of Biden’s speech was little more than his typical stump stuff, so I won’t bore you with that, here.
When he was finished speaking, Joe put his cap back on — and mask, of course — and appeared to click his heels as he turned to his right and saluted the air — although he might have been looking at an American flag. He then walked slowly off the stage.
Again, not big news. Just Joe being Joe. But this Joe “rally” was creepier than most — and that’s pretty high (low) bar.
In related news, President Donald Trump joked during a fired-up rally in Georgia on Friday night that he might “leave the country,” if he loses the White House to Biden, as I covered in my earlier article titled Trump Jokes About Leaving US if He Loses; Democrats Promptly Take Hook, Line, and Sinker.
“I shouldn’t joke, because you know what? I’m running against the worst candidate in the history of presidential politics [which] puts pressure on me. Could you imagine if I lose?
“My whole life, what am I gonna do? I’m gonna say ‘I lost to the worst candidate in the history of politics.’ I’m not gonna feel so good. Maybe I’ll have to leave the country? I don’t know.”
TDS-riddled Democrats jump all over the “news,” as Trump might say, “more than you can imagine.”
Only 17 days to go, folks. Regardless of the outcome, I’m going to miss this campaign. Kinda sorta, anyway.