Can Trump pull a second rabbit out of the hat?
When Trump calls, his followers come. Not in living memory has there been a president who could bring out such vast crowds with such consistency as Donald J. Trump.
By contrast, Biden's meager gatherings seem to evoke as much excitement as a seniors bocce ball tournament.
His appearances, reading from teleprompters and spewing canned attacks written by others, produce polite applause. Rarely does a day goes by that Biden does not mumble and misremember something or lose his train of thought.
The essence of the Biden campaign is the avoidance of actual campaigning. And it has worked. On some days, the campaign "puts the lid on" -- has no more news events today -- by 9 a.m.
The question this has raised is no longer whether Joe has "lost a step" -- few deny that -- but whether he retains sufficient mental acuity to be a decisive leader of the free world for the next four years.
Two weeks out, however, voters seem not to care, or rather not to care enough to reject the Biden-Harris ticket.
The issue has been Trump. And the imperative for the president and his campaign remains to persuade the nation of several truths:
Biden is not physically or mentally up to the job. He will not be able to stand up to the radicals in his party who have extensive plan to enact in the next two years and a real possibility of doing so.
If Biden wins, they will insist that the Senate do what Barack Obama told them to do: Abolish the "Jim Crow relic" known as the filibuster, and use 50 Senate Democrats to enact an agenda more sweeping than FDR's New Deal.
Of what does that agenda consist?