Biden still has plenty of time to rebound before the midterms

Biden still has plenty of time to rebound before the midterms

[Ed. – Only if he can get the remaining Americans out of Afghanistan and keep ISIS-K and the Taliban in line: both big ifs.]

This is a week President Joe Biden would like to forget. But Republicans won’t let that happen anytime soon.

Consider the body blows he took this week:

  1. The US ended its military presencein Afghanistan on Tuesday. While Biden spoke several times this week in an attempt to spin the withdrawal, the suicide bomber who took 13 American military lives last week and those of at least 170 others, coupled with the overall chaos of the pullout, reflected very poorly on him and his administration.
  2. The economy — plagued by the coronavirus Delta variant — stalled badly last month. Just 235,000 jobs were created in August, the lowest number in more than six months. …

But a week like this has a tendency to linger in the political ether. Biden has to find ways to change the subject to more friendly political territory. …

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