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Michelle Obama wants you to know Joe Biden is the bare minimum (and that’s enough!)

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August 17, 2020 7:11 PM
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Michelle Obama wants you to know Joe Biden is the bare minimum (and that’s enough!)

Michelle Obama wants you to know Joe Biden is the bare minimum (and that’s enough!)

“I know Joe. He is a profoundly decent man, guided by faith. He will make smart plans and manage a good team. And he will govern as someone who’s lived a life that the rest of us can recognize. He was a terrific vice president. He knows what it takes to rescue an economy, beat back a pandemic and lead our country. He listens. He will tell the truth and trust science”
- Michelle Obama, in released remarks previewing her speech at tonight’s convention program

I’ve spent a lot of time today thinking about how Democrats position Joe Biden, a man deeply out of step with the times, at this week’s convention. If this speech is any indication, the answer is “he is not Trump.”

Which, hey, reflects polling on why people like Joe. But I’m deeply skeptical that it’s a compelling enough message, especially in states where voting will be confusing and difficult.