Democrat presidential hopeful Joe Biden has opted to end any further public appearances for the rest of the day on Monday, continuing a pattern of quitting his campaign schedule early with only weeks to go until election day.
Speculation about Joe Biden’s physical and cognitive health has died off since the death of Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Amy Coney Barrett’s subsequent nomination to the Supreme Court.
However, some political commentators have taken to tracking Biden’s proclivity for “calling a lid” on the day before the day even starts. At this point in the election, most candidates would be working nonstop to court voters — especially in a historically contentious election such as this one.
“Biden campaign has called a lid at 9:52 a.m.,” Fox News producer Pat Ward wrote on Twitter Monday morning.
Floridian Press political reporter Mona Salama tweeted a list of all the times the Biden campaign called a lid within the last month, noting that his campaign has called it 10 times within the month of September and four times in the last week alone.
Tracking Biden Campaign Lid Calls for the month of September. (Date, time & what the pool reporters of the day wrote)
Total so far → 10 lid calls
This week alone from 9/19-9/26 → 4 pic.twitter.com/R4zBcrd5dn
— Mona Salama (@MonaSalama_) September 26, 2020
The Hill’s Joe Concha questioned the wisdom of the Biden campaign’s shockingly light schedule, writing on Twitter:
Joe Biden called a lid on the day earlier this morning. No events, no questions. Less than 6 weeks before the election, the Democratic nominee is working at a 50% clip, calling a lid 7 of the past 14 days and 11 of the past 26 this month. Is this a preview of a Biden presidency?