- The President’s team chose not to have him appear during the Super Bowl
- Instead, President Biden released a video addressing “shrinkflation”
- Shrinkflation refers to companies reducing the size of products while maintaining the same price
- Many Americans feel that President Biden’s policies are responsible for rising prices
- A recent poll shows that a majority of adults, including Democrats, believe President Biden is too old for another term
- There are suggestions that President Biden may step aside before the DNC in August
Yesterday, during the Super Bowl, viewers were surprised not to see President Biden in any advertisements. According to his team, they believed people didn’t want to see a politician on Super Bowl Sunday. Instead, the President took a different approach by releasing a 48-second video shot in the screening room of the East Wing of the White House.
In the video, President Biden addressed the issue of “shrinkflation,” a term used to describe companies reducing the size of products while keeping the price the same. He expressed his frustration with the trend, mentioning how sports drinks bottles are now smaller, bags of chips contain fewer chips, and even ice cream cartons have shrunk in size. President Biden called it a “rip off” and criticized companies for attempting to pull a fast one on consumers.
While President Biden blamed the companies for shrinkflation, many Americans feel that his own policies are responsible for the rising prices. Critics argue that rather than addressing the root causes of inflation, the President is deflecting blame onto manufacturers. They believe this approach is tone-deaf and fails to acknowledge his role in the current economic situation.
The video sparked mixed reactions among Americans. Some found it bizarre, with one commentator mentioning how the President seemed to be trying to appear younger with a carefully chosen background. Others felt that the video missed the mark, as it focused on snacks rather than addressing more pressing issues like the cost of insulin or the impact of inflation on everyday Americans. The overall sentiment was that the video was out of touch with the concerns of the average citizen.
The controversy surrounding President Biden’s video comes at a time when public sentiment about his leadership is already declining. A recent poll conducted by The New York Times revealed that a significant majority of adults, including Democrats, believe that President Biden is too old for another term. The poll found that 86% of adults think he is too old, with 73% of Democrats sharing the same sentiment. These numbers reflect a growing concern about President Biden’s age and ability to effectively govern.
Adding fuel to the fire, The New York Times published three op-eds over the weekend, further questioning President Biden’s fitness for office. Maureen Dowd highlighted an incident where President Biden yelled at reporters, portraying him as a crotchety grandpa rather than a strong leader. Another op-ed suggested that the question is not if President Biden should step aside, but how he should do it. The author proposed that President Biden gather support until the DNC in August and then withdraw from the race, avoiding the need to endorse Vice President Kamala Harris.
As the controversy surrounding President Biden’s Super Bowl video continues to unfold, it remains to be seen how it will impact his presidency. With growing concerns about his age and policies, there may be more calls for him to step aside and make way for new leadership. The coming months leading up to the DNC in August will be crucial in determining the future direction of the Democratic Party.