Joe Biden’s basement makes for a good hiding place, but unfortunately for him he’s hiding in plain sight. Everyone knows where he is. So when the “enemy” (the media that ask him tough questions) come calling and he answers “Nobody home,” they know better.
This was revealed again on this past week when the Daily Caller asked where the former vice president stands on the issue of destroying or removing statues of central figures in the history of our nation. The only sound from Biden’s basement bunker was of crickets. (Or maybe that was the sound of the noisy Canadian geese that congregate on Biden’s property.)
This is a topic the likely Democratic candidate can’t run away from indefinitely. A number of his fellow Democrats have come out in support of the desecration of statues. New York Gov. and likely future presidential prospect Andrew Cuomo said the wanton destruction is “a healthy expression,” adding that the destroyers “are making a statement about equality, about community, to be against racism, against slavery. I think those are good statements.” Speaker Nancy Pelosi conducted her own private assault on American history, ordering the removal of portraits in the Capitol of previous House speakers who served in the Confederacy.
If Biden capitulates to the radical faction of his party and sanctions the destruction of the statues, he’ll damage his standing among American voters, a majority of whom of respondents say that even Confederate statues should remain standing. At the same time, other polls reveal that 62% of Americans say they support Black Lives Matter. If Biden condemns the statue destruction, he’ll disappoint many in his base.
Someone should have told Biden, who has never come this far before in his quest to win the White House, that becoming president takes a lot of finesse, a trait he is sorely lacking.