President Biden's speech was long and boring, and that's the best I can say about it. It got to the point that I was counting the number of times that Speaker Pelosi got up to applaud or how often VP Harris nodded her approval of whatever point he was making. By the way, was that Senator Joe Manchin in a corner hiding so that the people of West Virginia did not know he was there?
So who came up with "mask theater" or the idea of speaking to vaccinated members of Congress wearing masks? On one hand, he is telling us that his administration saved the day on COVID-19. On the other hand, he won't fill the House chambers to prove his point.
The speech bombed in style, or as the New York Post said:
President Biden’s speech Wednesday night failed on all counts: It didn’t sell his latest spending plan, it didn’t sell his larger agenda — and, worst of all, it didn’t sell him.
The bad news is that he did not address two major concerns.
First, what about gasoline prices? The AAA national average is $2.889. It was not long ago that we were paying about $2.00 in Texas and now I just paid $2.69, or over $30, to fill my tank.
Second, what about the border? I did not hear any solutions or update from Harris.
So the speech bombed. It did not sell his agenda. It's hard to believe that any GOP senator or member of the House will support it.