Biden wants people to ignore that they're better off
Unfortunately, many Democratic senators did not seem to understand that there could be a difference between a person's personal beliefs and his or her approach to legal questions as a judge. When it comes to "the enterprise of judging," Barrett said she would approach it "with no bias or hostility."
As the Senate is controlled by Republicans at this time, Barrett should be confirmed.
The election season is coming to an end, and many undecided voters are having to answer the question of whom to vote for. Tuesday, WKRC of Cincinnati reporter Kyle Inskeep asked Biden: "Gallup reported last week 56% of Americans said that they were better off today than they were four years ago -- that would have been under the Obama-Biden administration. So why should people who feel they are better off today, under the Trump administration, vote for you?"
Biden responded, "Well, if they think that, they probably shouldn't." He then caught himself and added that Trump is "a president who doesn't share the values of most Americans."
Usually, voters vote for incumbents if they are better off than they were four years prior (President Ronald Reagan used the "Morning in America" ad to reinforce this for his reelection). Biden wants people to believe that the outcome they are experiencing (better off today than four years ago) should be ignored, because it needs to be ignored to get him elected.
However, it's up to the voters to answer the question.
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