Update–Weiner & Lasky: Democrats' Senate, WH Hinge on Biden Preempting Predictable Trump Team Baseless Investigations

WASHINGTON, DC, UNITED STATES, July 8, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — Former White House and congressional spokesman Robert Weiner and Ben Lasky, senior policy analyst for Robert Weiner Associates and Solutions for Change, have published an article in OpEdNews (H3 when came out, the site's #3 lead op-ed nationally), “Democrats Chances of Taking Senate and Replacing Trump Could Hinge on Biden Leaving His House More Often” but with "Aggressive Events & Preempting Predictable Trump team Investigations Playbook." They add, "Dukakis Blew Huge Lead by Staying Home and Biden Could Too; Must Preempt Predictable Later Baseless Personal Attacks by Trump, Barr, Durham, Lindsay Graham.”

Weiner and Lasky begin, “Recent polls show Democratic challenger Theresa Greenfield leading incumbent Iowa Senator Joni Ernst by two or three points. The chance of changing the Iowa seat and others around the country, including Susan Collins and even Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell, plus overall Senate control, could be determined by what happens at the top of the ballot.”

They continue, “Trump will use every trick in his book as Election Day nears. Attorney General William Barr and Barr appointee-prosecutor John Durham will try to paint Biden as a Ukraine briber for his son's profits–even though Biden was carrying out policy of the U.S. and E.U. to replace the existing prosecutor who was indeed corrupt with a better one who would end the corruption and serve Ukraine well. Trump, Barr, Durham, and Senate trump ally (and regular golfing buddy) Lindsay Graham, Judiciary Chair, will try to replay the Comey playbook of a last-minute investigation like they did against Hillary Clinton—‘full of sound and fury, signifying nothing,’ as Shakespeare famously wrote.’”

They point out, “But the bad-mouthing, which worked against Hillary Clinton after Comey's nonreinvestigation, will happen to Biden now, with new actors.” As a conservative radio host said to us when we confronted this issue, "What, we can't campaign?" Weiner and Lasky explain, "It's clear Trump and his allies will do this."

Weiner and Lasky go on, “As the US and the rest of the world grapple with police brutality and Coronavirus, Joe Biden has been reduced to running for president from his basement other than a couple well received speeches in Philadelphia and Houston, plus his most recent ‘Trump is derelict in his duty’ speech this week in Wilmington, in Biden's home state of Delaware. While he is now ahead of President Trump nationally and in key battleground states, the election is still over four months away. He could lose if he is seen as living on just being ‘not Trump’".

Link to published article: https://www.opednews.com/articles/Democrats-Chances-of-Takin-byRobert-Weiner-Bill-Barr_Democrats_Democrats-Winning-Back-The-Senate_Democrats-WinningBack-The-United-States-Senate-200630-514.html

They write, “If sitting back and hoping that Trump loses the election by his personality as well as his handling of the Coronavirus and Black Lives Matter protests, Biden risks becoming the modern day Michael Dukakis. Dukakis blew a 15 point lead by insisting on spending most of the work week in his house in Massachusetts. As the Los Angeles Times' Bob Drogin wrote following the 1988 election, 'Dukakis tried to sit on his lead,’ despite the fact that half of his supporters couldn't identify any of his policies.”

They assert, “Just like the rest of the country, staying at home forever is not a realistic option.”

They explain, “This is not to say that Biden should hold rallies, as Trump did indoors in Tulsa, Okla. on June 20 and Phoenix, Arizona on June 23, despite health experts' warnings. But there are actions the former vice president can take. Trump has toured manufacturing plants where they produce surgical masks.”

“Four-Star General Barry McCaffrey, the former SouthCom (Latin America) Commander, Colin Powell's assistant, and former Drug Czar, is usually non partisan in presidential elections. But he told us one of the best suggestions we've heard. He said Biden should rent out a floor of a hotel in D.C. and hold meetings with the intellectual communities that form policies. He should hold press conferences regularly with media cameras and reporters."

They go on, "While Elizabeth Warren came up short in her run for the Democratic nomination, she received praise for her long list of specific policy proposals, a strategy the Biden campaign could adopt– and do it more actively with more media than even Warren generated.”

They continue, “Biden needs to give people an idea of what kind of president he would be. He has begun this process."

They contend, “After Trump's confusing, inaccurate Oval Office address on the Coronavirus on March 11, Biden gave his own speech the next day about what his plan would be. With American flags surrounding him, and plans that actually made sense, it's about as stark a contrast as one can think of In a speech on June 30, Biden properly said, ‘It’s not about I, it's about us.’"

They write, “Trump makes it easy for him. Biden would have scored major points if he gave a major policy speech, in public (with limited attendees) the day after Trump suggested that Americans inject and consume Lysol to fight off the infection. The president gives him these chances on a near daily basis. It's time to stop playing ‘prevent defense.’ Now, he points to the ludicrous non-reading of daily national security briefings or ignoring their findings, such as Russia's Putin putting a paid hit on US soldiers in Afghanistan,or ignoring their findings.”

They go on, “Biden's ongoing activity will be far more appealing to the American people– if he shows sincerity for policies that are designed to serve the nation, not the self-aggrandizement the American people are weary of from Trump.”

Weiner and Lasky conclude, “Not only Biden's Presidential chances, but Iowa's Senate race and control of the Senate, are at stake.”

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