There are Freudian slips, but that’s not really what these were. These were both honest admissions of what we – that is, all intellectually honest people – have been fully aware of for quite some time.
Speaking at a virtual roundtable last Monday, Democratic vice-presidential candidate Kamala Harris vowed that small business owners would benefit from, “a Harris administration, together with Joe Biden.”
Just a day later, Biden himself delivered an appeal to veterans by telling them that, “a Harris-Biden administration is going to relaunch that effort” to help them find jobs.
Sure, this obviously was unintentional phrasing that coincidentally happened within one day for both candidates. But it highlights an obvious reality that everyone seems to understand but no one in the media – perhaps out of courtesy, perhaps by strategic design – wants to discuss openly. Joe Biden is not really going to be the president. He is a figurehead, a stand-in, a suit filled with a man that ruffles few feathers.
The real question of this campaign, given President Trump’s apparent willingness to cede control of the electoral narrative to others rather than seizing and directing it himself, is “who is the real force behind this administration going to be?” Will it be Harris? Will it be the return of the Obama brain trust? Or will it be other nameless, faceless progressive leaders that will continue performing their Weekend at Bernie’s routine with Biden as their loveable prop?
A truly independent and investigative media would obviously be digging into this foremost question. It would be holding Harris far more accountable by asking her difficult questions and assessing her responses to them. It would be livid at the treatment it has so far been given by the “Harris-Biden” team, being shooed in and out of canned speeches, prevented from asking questions, denied access, and barred from offering even the slightest bit of pushback to campaign statements.
But instead, likely due to a deadly combination of Trump-hatred and their obedience training at the hands of the previous administration, the media is complicit and worthless. Which leaves the rest of us to sit in awe and wonder at these non-Freudian admissions of reality.
I could be completely wrong (again) about how this election is going to turn out. But right now, I can’t imagine a scenario where Joe Biden doesn’t end up winning this thing. I’d really like to know who that means will be our next president.