Former Vice President Joe Biden is the unquestioned frontrunner for the Democrat Presidential nomination.
Biden’s position atop the polls, as well as his strong early fundraising hauls, have political pundits even whispering that he is the favorite to defeat Donald Trump in 2020.
But that is all in jeopardy because Joe Biden is hiding this one problem that could end his campaign.
Biden is leading every poll, both state and nationally, by large margins.
The former Vice President dwarfs the other candidates in terms of media coverage.
However, there is one thing missing from his campaign.
Biden doesn’t appear to actually be campaigning.
His team rarely schedules public events – Biden has held only 11 events in the four weeks since announcing his candidacy.
In comparison, Elizabeth Warren and Cory Booker each staged 27 events in the same time frame.
There is a reason for this.
Biden’s appearance on the trail alarms voters because of how old and frail he appears.
In Biden’s announcement speech, he slurred his words and could barely croak above a whisper.
And voters are catching onto Biden’s low-energy campaign style.
“Voters are going into events with him expecting ‘Uncle Joe,’ but they come out having seen ‘Grandpa Joe,'” Democrat strategist Rebecca Katz told the Washington Post.
That’s why once it became clear that Biden would be one of the top Democrat contenders, Donald Trump quickly latched onto the “Sleepy Joe” nickname.
Joe Biden’s campaign team is well aware of this quickly forming narrative.
The former Vice President’s advisors also understand that Trump mocked Hillary Clinton’s light campaign schedule as evidence that she did not have the strength or stamina to be President.
This attack proved to be devastating for Hillary, so Biden’s top advisors are trying to push back on their candidate being old and tired.
“I have zero worry that any voter will leave a Joe Biden event with doubts about his energy,” deputy campaign manager Kate Bedingfield told the Washington Post. “They’re going to see it everywhere he goes.”
“There are a tremendous amount of them,” Bedingfield also told the Post. “The organizers of the events understandably try to create a sense that missing their event is the biggest mistake that a candidate could make. But there are a countless number of these in any given week, and you have to be smart about how you’re spending your time and where you’re going.”
Bedingfield also tried to brush off questions about why Biden skipped so many candidate forums.
These events – staged by influential activist groups – provide Presidential hopefuls the chance to address large crowds of hyper-engaged voters who have their own influence networks.
But Biden cannot hide forever.
Eventually he will have to campaign as more reporters begin to question why his team is keeping him encased in bubble wrap.
At that point, Americans will get a good look at Joe Biden’s decline and be forced to compare it to President Trump’s abundance of energy as he speaks to tens of thousands of people multiple times a day.
And they could decide that Biden does not possess the energy necessary to be President.
We will keep you up to date on any new developments in this ongoing story.