Biden's sasement strategy seems to be to just say nothing
Some polls now have Joe Biden running ahead of Donald Trump by 10 points and sweeping the battleground states of Michigan, Wisconsin and Pennsylvania. This vindicates the strategy Biden's advisers have adopted:
Confine Joe to his basement, no press conferences. Trot him out to recite carefully scripted messages for the cameras. Then lead him back to his stall.
This enables Biden to avoid the blazing questions that are dividing not only Democrats and Republicans but liberals and leftists. And most of these issues touch on the explosive subject of race.
Consider. California's legislature just voted to put to a statewide ballot in November a return to the racial preferences that were banned as discriminatory in a statewide referendum, 25 years ago.
The proposal would reverse the 1995 constitutional amendment, approved by 55% of voters, which outlawed "preferential treatment" based on "race, sex, color, ethnicity, or national origin."
If the measure carries, California returns to a racial spoils system.
Race preferences are being pushed because they are needed to bring about greater representation of Blacks and Hispanics in the student bodies of elite schools of the state university system like UCLA and the University of California, Berkeley.
Asian students are today "overrepresented" in these prestigious schools, because of their superior test scores.
Where does Biden stand on anti-Asian discrimination?
Earlier this June, the California Assembly voted to establish a task force to make recommendations for reparations for slavery.