Joe Biden was a puncher on Capitol Hill, proving that he is not a person to be trusted.
He didn’t miss his targets or fluff his lines on the big occasion. This was unlike the Joe Biden at so many other occasions.
Too many people think that it is better to let him go than to watch him.
Too much is said about the 80-year-old president. He seems too old, infirm, and incapable of running for another term for the White House.
He has stated that he will stand again, and strong hints point to an announcement very soon.
This is why the State of the Union was important to Biden the Candidate – it served as a political platform and setpiece.
His retrospective felt like a launch, his self-assessment returns that saw him turn the economy around, save democracy, and restore the nation’s soul.
It was a vision for work done and work in progress.
Whatever Mr Biden delivered as President – and he has won legislative victories – to the voters, it seems that they have forgotten.
Prior to the big speech, opinion polls showed that most people don’t believe he has achieved much in his presidency. Most Democrats don’t want him running for another term.
He cannot shake this negative perception and must adjust his strategy accordingly.
Biden said he is open to working with political rivals
Biden’s beach home in Delaware was searched by the US Justice Department
He displayed his record and appealed to his Congressional adversaries to join him in driving legislative reform.
They won’t as a body and he knows that.
It is a divided Congress. In the House of Representatives, there is a major Republican roadblock.
Joe Biden may preach bipartisan progress, but he knows it won’t work.
We were able to see the dissent of Republicans when he talked about banning assault weapons, and raising America’s debt limit.
We likely witnessed Biden’s campaign narrative, Joe the builder against Republican wreckers, being developed.
He can make the next election a repeat of last year, stability over chaos.
He won the fight in 2020, so he can expect Democrats to support him again, especially if he is running against Donald Trump.
Biden’s State of the Union speech will be followed by campaigning in a variety of states.
He believes that the time is now to change the direction of the tides, as opinion pollsters have kept him in the loop for most of his presidency.
The president is now throwing punches in this political rope-adope.