Joe (“Go to Joe 30330”) Biden has demonstrated repeatedly that he is not the hippest cat (a description he would likely invoke to show he is up on current trends like record players) when it comes to technology. “They tell me there’s ways we can do teleconferencing via us all being in different locations,” he told the Washington Examiner in wonderment last month. Imagine that: Peaches in cans!
So how did the presumptive Democratic nominee fare with his maiden voyage into this “new” medium? As he spoke to his virtual town hall audience, he paced nervously back and forth, ultimately meandering clear out of the picture altogether, leaving the camera focused on an empty stage.
His campaign, which despite this minor embarrassment, uploaded the Q & A to their website anyway, papered over the candidate’s disappearance by running a still image of the Biden campaign logo.
Now Biden is taking on new technological vistas. His campaign has introduced a podcast series available on Apple, Spotify, Stitcher, iHeart Radio, Pandora, and TuneIn + Alexa. Of the show, his campaign team writes (presumably with a straight face), “Former Vice President Joe Biden provides a voice of clarity during uncertain times.”
Here’s an example of that clarity:
I don’t think anyone needs to listen to the podcasts to know what “the deal with Joe Biden” is. He’s already made that abundantly clear.