We watched this last night, all of it, every dreary, sycophantic, rehearsed moment of it. It was strangely reminiscent of drive in movies back in the 50s. All that was missing was the refreshment stand in the middle. There were perhaps 100 people there plus production assistants. This was an assemblage of hardline Democrats and a couple of what may have been Republicans enticed into this for effect. Joe was well rehearsed and only made a few errors like the claim that if Trump had acted a bit earlier nobody would have died in the US. Nobody. His reversal of position on fracking is just amusing. IMO if he does this well at a real debate with Trumpy, he will come off better than he deserves. The GOPers should be careful in that context to do electronic screening for radio transmitters giving him the answers. Jamming would be appropriate.
Contrast this with the Trump airport rally from somewhere in deepest, farthest Wisconsin. There were several thousand there, resplendent in their red hats. They roared and cheered for their savior.
I saw a video the other day of Joe arriving somewhere in Florida in his chartered jet. In the clip he stands at the top of the rolling stairs and waves at the crowd who we are supposed to believe are off to the right. But, the cameraman does not hold the shot and lets his focus drift to the direction toward which Joe is waving. Unfortunately there is no one there. Nobody at all.
It is going to require a lot of mail in ballots to make Harris/Biden co-presidents. pl