When I think of “president” Donald Trump, I think of the lyrics of a Hall & Oates song: “You’re out of touch, you’re out of time.” Both Trump and Joe Biden visited battleground states this week to make their final cases to voters. While Joe Biden, as usual, sounded presidential and caring, Trump was the buffoon that he is.
Visiting Warm Springs, Georgia, Biden showed why he should be president of the United States during these very turbulent times. He chose Warm Springs as a nod to Franklin D. Roosevelt, who frequented the site in search of a cure for his polio. Biden told the crowd: “This place, Warm Springs, is a reminder that though broken, each of us can be healed. That as a people and a country, we can overcome this devastating virus. That we can heal a suffering world. And yes, we can restore our soul and save our country.” Biden’s speech was touching and addressed the difficulties we are facing as a nation.
Trump, being the insufferable boor that he is, decided to go sexist with his speech: “We’re getting your husbands back to work.” What about the women who, husband or not, are out of work? Trump must think we are back in the “barefoot and pregnant” days, showing just how out of tune he is with the rest of society. As MSN reported, Trump is losing women at an alarming rate, but the best he could do to try to win them back was to patronize them. Way to go, Trump. HuffPost revealed that of the 20.5 million who lost their jobs in April, 55% were women. He’s out of touch; he’s out of time.
MSN reported that following his appearance in Warm Springs, Biden joined Senatorial candidates John Ossoff and Reverend Raphael Warnock in a “drive in” rally in Atlanta. All three men are sorely needed in Washington. John Ossoff brings his youth, vitality, and determination to do better by the people of Georgia. Reverend Raphael Warnock brings his experience of growing up a black male in Georgia and brings things we desperately need: Compassion, strength, an unwavering faith, and real moral leadership.
The election is less than one week away. Numerous outlets have reported that early votes have already exceeded 50% of the total vote in 2016. High turnout typically favors Democrats, but we will have to wait and see what happens. In the meantime, Joe Biden is leaving no proverbial stone unturned as he plans to visit numerous states in the final days of the campaign. As Biden told Georgia voters: “If you give me the honor of serving as your president, clear the decks for action. We will act on the first day of my presidency to get COVID under control.” Biden has already given us far more than Trump ever could; he has given us hope. This is the final push, folks. If you have not yet voted, the time is now. Together, we can change the trajectory of our country for future generations.
Shirley is a former entertainment writer and has worked in the legal field for over 25 years