Biden’s Strong Somerset Performance Overshadowed by Cancer Statement
President Joe Biden delivered a strong performance in Somerset this afternoon under the blazing summer sun.
Watching the president deliver his pitch on the site of a new manufacturing facility for components involved in the transmission of wind-generated energy, it occurred to me that the Democrats who have been avoiding the president on the campaign trail have been making a big mistake.
President Biden did well with the voters of Massachusetts and Rhode Island, so it is an easy choice for Sen. Ed Markey and Sen. Elizabeth Warren to join him, along with Rep. Jake Auchincloss and Congress Bill Keating when he came to town to celebrate their work toward building an offshore wind-based economy on the SouthCoast.
The speech President Biden delivered would have carried the day anywhere he delivered it, particularly with the base of the Democrat Party that is all in with the agenda of climate change economics.
President Biden felt so connected to his audience that he used the moment highlight fossil fuel-related pollution and announce that he has cancer due to an exposure to that pollution.
When the New York Post inquired what he meant by that, the paper reported that "White House spokesman Andrew Bates referred The Post to a tweet from Washington Post columnist Glenn Kessler, who noted that Biden had 'non-melanoma skin cancers' removed before he took office." However, Biden did speak in the present tense about it, not the past tense, so it remains to be seen if this was just a gaffe by the president.
I'm not a Democrat and I didn't vote for President Biden. I don't believe we only have a few years left before the planet is destroyed, but I am open to changes that make sense and solutions to problems. I would have liked to have heard the president acknowledge the importance of the New Bedford fishing industry, but instead he promised to clear any hurdle in the way of offshore wind development with the enormous power he has as the most powerful man in the world.
Democrats have a strong campaigner when Joe Biden is focused on his key goals and they should deploy him more often.