In a column for the Daily Beast, conservative Matt Lewis said that Donald Trump's attacks on Joe Biden are falling flat and that the president is flailing and headed for a loss in November.
According to Lewis -- who left the Republican Party due to the president's antics -- the former vice president isn't giving Trump an easy target to hit as evidenced by his speech at the disastrous rally in Tulsa before a small crowd over the weekend.
Noting that president seems unable -- or unwilling -- to reach out to voters who aren't already in his column, "the only tool left in Trump’s toolbox involves dragging down his opponent."
"In 2016, Hillary Clinton was the perfect foil, and Trump won big among people who disliked them both. This time around, Biden is winning with people who don’t like either candidate," he wrote. "Like Trump, Biden is an established brand with near 100 percent name recognition. We have lived with Biden for decades, and not just as a reality TV star. If he were going to do something either crazily radical or insanely corrupt, we figure, he would have done it already. They’ve thrown everything but the kitchen sink at him, but it has proven almost impossible to begrime the Biden brand. "
As Lewis points out, Trump all but admitted in his Tulsa speech that he doesn't have a handle on how to go after Biden and so he is going with guilt by association.
"As Trump admitted Saturday night in Oklahoma, Biden is also 'not radical left,'" Lewis wrote before quoting Trump from Saturday night admitting, “I don’t think he knows what he is anymore, but he was never radical left, but he’s controlled by the radical left…”
"This was an admission from Trump that could prove costly. One imagines this will make a pretty effective pro-Biden ad, come October—one that could be precisely targeted toward potential Trump-to-Biden vote switchers who might not be down with the cultural revolution that the left seems hell-bent on delivering," the conservative suggested.
Lacking an angle to paint the genial Biden into a villain, Lewis predicted Trump will go down in defeat in November.
"Batman needs the Joker, GI-Joe needs COBRA, the Yankees need the Red Sox, and Donald Trump desperately needs another Hillary Clinton. But Joe Biden, for a variety of aforementioned reasons, is immune to Trump’s weapons," he wrote before predicting, "And that’s why he has a very good chance of being the next President of the United States, come November."
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