The romance between Fox News and Donald Trump has dashed on the rocks so many times that nothing is left of that once-mighty vessel but toothpicks and splinters. A new Fox News poll was released Sunday and it showed Trump’s talking point about what a basket case Joe Biden is falling flat. 51% of those polled believe that Biden possesses the mental acuity to serve as president and only 47% believe that Trump does.
Once again, the fact that Trump is not running against Hillary is reinforced. Hillary Clinton had a 25-year-long disinformation campaign waged against her and as a result she was hated by a lot of people. It was undeserved, but nevertheless it was very real. It was a major contributing factor as to why she lost to the worst presidential candidate in American history and arguably in any country’s history. The 2016 campaign was a circus, with two candidates referred to as “flawed” and that was the nice word, other words being “unpopular” “controversial” and just plain “bad.”
Joe Biden is not Hillary Clinton and the mud slinging is not taking hold the same way that it did. Also, America has spent four years living in Trump’s side show and it’s getting a little old being on the road with a carnival. Trump seems oblivious to these facts and his response, and his campaign’s, is simply, “we did it once, we’ll do it again,” unconscious to the fact that four awful years have clocked by on his watch.
Also, and this is key: in 2016 there was times when the race was neck and neck and several times Trump overtook Hillary. In this race, Biden took the lead early and he has maintained it. That’s a different kettle of fish.