Recently, I’ve been allowing myself some momentary fantasies about what it would be like to have a normal president again. I’m not crazy, I know we can’t have Barack Obama back again. But wouldn’t it be nice to just have a normal grandpa energy around the White House? Perhaps that’s what Joe Biden brings to the table: not crazy, not a Nazi, not looking to dismantle the country from within, not a treasonous a–hole, just kind of a dorky grandpa.
Biden brought his dorky grandpa vibe to Kissimmee, Florida yesterday. He was there to make some remarks about Hispanic Heritage Month. One of the youths on his campaign downloaded a song onto his phone and Biden dutifully played it, never having heard the song before (I am certain). The song? Luis Fonsi’s “Despacito.”
After being introduced by Luis Fonsi, Joe Biden pulled out his phone and started playing Despacito ahead of his remarks kicking off Hispanic Heritage Month in Kissimmee, FL. pic.twitter.com/7R6hUZgLW1
— Sarah Mucha (@sarahmucha) September 16, 2020
Completely dorky. God, I miss these kinds of minor cringe-moments in a presidency. I miss barely paying attention to the president on a daily level. Anyway, there’s a nice story behind this video – Luis Fonsi actually introduced Biden at this event, and Fonsi has endorsed Biden and he’s working on Hispanic outreach. Fonsi tweeted, in Spanish, “It was a real honor for me to introduce vice president Joe Biden tonight. A great leader who has shown his support and admiration for the Latin community and Puerto Rico for many years. It’s time for us to have a president who treats us with the dignity we deserve.”
Fue un verdadero honor para mi presentar al Vice Presidente Joe Biden esta noche. Un gran líder quien ha demostrado su respeto y admiración por la comunidad latina y por PR durante muchos años. Es hora que tengamos a un presidente que nos trate con la dignidad que nos merecemos! pic.twitter.com/RagJ1Cvy0K
— Luis Fonsi (@LuisFonsi) September 16, 2020
Meanwhile, a few new polls were released yesterday. The highlights: Biden is up 5 points on Trump in Florida, even though Trump is still winning white voters (although maybe not at the same rate as 2016). A CNN poll has Biden up 49% to Trump’s 46% in North Carolina. And Biden leads Trump by 10 points in Wisconsin. Whew.
Damn, Ricky Martin was at the Florida event too! Ricky looks great!
Photos courtesy of Getty.