This is not an original sentiment, but it bears emphasis: It is beyond contempt for the putative presidential nominee of a major party to hide in his basement rather than engaging the electorate with ideas and attempts at persuasion.
Joe Biden, the Democratic nominee in waiting, is proving himself unfit for office.
When Biden does take the rare step of making remarks or doing carefully chosen interviews, he makes gaffe after gaffe after gaffe. When observing violent radicals burning down parts of our cities, he offers only the most anodyne statements in favor of following the law. When neither side of the coronavirus-relief battle will budge more than a few centimeters, he remains silent rather than urging and suggesting some means of forming consensus.