A bit of news about the Democratic National Convention: headliner and presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden reportedly won’t be there to accept the nomination in person.
NEW: Joe Biden now plans to accept the Democratic Party’s presidential nomination in a Delaware speech — not in Milwaukee, which had been the plan for months, officials tell CNN. Yet another blow to the Milwaukee’s convention in the age of Covid.
— Jeff Zeleny (@jeffzeleny) August 5, 2020
Eh, it was probably inevitable, COVID19 or not. After all, as conservative columnist Ramesh Ponnuru points out:
Not going to Wisconsin is a hallowed tradition for Democratic nominees. https://t.co/r7I4EEIMJb
— Ramesh Ponnuru (@RameshPonnuru) August 5, 2020
It’s so rare to see people hold fast to tradition these days!
Sigh….I’ll admit I laughed at that one.
— Kergeey (@kergeey) August 5, 2020
Good. Because it was funny.
— Williams (@AWilliams61) August 5, 2020
— Jim Geraghty (@jimgeraghty) August 5, 2020
— Buck Leahy (@BuckLeahy) August 5, 2020
— jwsal 🇺🇸 (@jwsal22) August 5, 2020