The same Joe Biden suddenly looks different

Opinion August 14, 2022 News
The same Joe Biden suddenly looks different

From CNN | Politics Analysis by John Harwood, CNN

Joe Biden is no more or less capable a president than he was two months ago. His staff is no more or less competent.

But suddenly, images of Biden as a feeble septuagenarian atop a mismanaged White House have given way to those of an experienced leader, smiling behind aviator sunglasses, whose battle-tested team has delivered on a range of national priorities. A winning streak does that for you.

It has not happened because of a strategy shift or staff shakeup, though at low points allies wanted him to take those ritual steps. It's been a combination of good luck, skill and persistence by a president and Democratic Party determined to act unilaterally where Republicans wouldn't and strike compromises where Republicans would.

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