Biden’s campaign promise to handle COVID-19 is backfiring, as his government scrambles to discover more about the omicron strain. However, Biden’s reluctant acknowledgment of a COVID-19-impaired future might hurt Democrats in 2022’s midterm elections.
Joe Biden campaigned on a promise to end COVID.
He failed. Miserably.
— BDW (@BryanDeanWright) November 26, 2021
COVID-19, like measles, influenza, and polio, will not be abolished, says Sandy Maisel. However, the former Democrat consultant predicted the virus will be controlled, rather than take over our lives, as it has over the past two years.
Biden is Not Effective at Communicating
Maisel told reporters Biden hadn’t conveyed that adequately. Biden is not as eloquent as previous rhetorical leaders, such as George W. Bush. He can’t make his case convincingly.
According to Maisel, Biden has been trying not to raise anxiety or leave people uninformed, which has been difficult for him. At the same time, Biden made an “error” by claiming he had COVID-19 under management, the Colby College professor said.
Neither Biden, nor the public health officials, realized what this virus would accomplish, according to Maisel. Even before the delta strain kicked in, Biden was befuddled.
Per Maisel, COVID-19 will determine the 2022 midterm elections, if it causes individuals to modify their lifestyles. He then urged Democrat candidates and politicians, including Biden, to recognize the virus’ permanent effect on post-pandemic life.
Maisel believes Democrats have a poor communication approach, largely because they do not know how to communicate effectively. The White House knows COVID is a major factor in determining whether Biden’s administration succeeds or fails.
Basing his 2020 campaign on COVID-19 and a return to normal was a grave error, according to Republican strategist Ralph Reed. Instead, Reed urged Biden to uphold his vow, to be honest with the public.
According to Reed, Biden and his advisers are concerned the new normal may discourage people from getting immunized. By mandating vaccinations, the government already reinforced vaccine skepticism.
Learning to Adapt to the Virus, Not Wishing It Away
Reed argued that we must find a method to reduce COVID’s effects and flourish, not attempt to wish it away by advising everyone to get vaccinated.
Biden risks feeding the fear and confusion he is trying to avoid if he overestimates the threat ahead. If he expects too much, modest but steady growth will be seen as a failure.
Biden’s issue is Republicans won’t support him. According to a recent Kaiser Family Foundation poll, Republican voters account for 60% of unimmunized adults.
Just come out and say it? Your leader did. The GOP is prolonging the pandemic so you can say Biden failed on his campaign promise to stop the COVID-19 pandemic. Shameful. Come take care of patients with me in the ER and see what you’re doing to people. https://t.co/89JEZOPLV1
— Nick Sawyer, MD, MBA, FACEP (@NickSawyerMD) November 29, 2021
GOP voters will resist Biden’s vaccine requests. Biden sneered this week at predictions that new COVID-19 variations might spark further restrictions on travel and stock market disruptions.
He emphasized the need for vaccines, despite unverified fears that the omicron version may be able to withstand existing doses. Biden stated at the White House this is not the accepted norm.
Plus, he anticipates the new reality of everyone being immunized and getting a booster dose, therefore lessening the number of individuals who aren’t safeguarded enough to stop the spread of the virus.