Biden's anti-MAGA speech ignores first rule of politics and fails to persuade voters

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Set aside the creepy red lighting, the curious pre-Labor Day timing and the callous attempt to condemn half of America in a “basket of deplorables” that would make Hillary Clinton proud. The better question is why President Joe Biden decided to step into the national conversation at all when he fired the opening political salvo of the midterm elections in Philadelphia last night.

After all, the prevailing narrative heading into the last official weekend of summer was one of Democratic momentum. Gas prices were “down” to $3.80. Inflation had been “tamed” to 8.5 percent. Senate Democrats had resuscitated their legislative agenda and reeled off a series of wins on Capitol Hill. Questions were swirling around the ability of Republicans to win back the Senate, or even the House of Representatives. 

All these “wins” took place with Biden largely out of sight. His approval rating, at one point cratering to a dreary 31 percent in July, had ticked up to a more respectable yet still unimpressive 40 percent, according to the same survey from Quinnipiac University. 

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If you buy the above narrative, there was

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