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BumRushDaShow

(125,634 posts)
Sun Feb 11, 2024, 06:30 PM Feb 11

Biden campaign says he made the 'right choice' to skip Super Bowl interview

Source: The Hill

02/11/24 2:23 PM ET


The co-chair of President Biden’s campaign said Sunday the president made the “right choice” in skipping an interview with CBS News ahead of the Super Bowl.

“No. I don’t think so,” Biden campaign co-Chair Mitch Landrieu said on NBC’s “Meet the Press” when asked if Biden should have agreed to the Super Bowl interview.

“I think people really want to watch a Super Bowl tonight and think about football. They don’t want to hear from a politician. So I think he made the right choice for himself at this time,” he added.

The network confirmed earlier this month that Biden would not be sitting down for an interview with CBS News before the Super Bowl on Sunday. The game is scheduled to kick off at 6:30 EST and is expected to attract millions of viewers, especially as buzz around pop star Taylor Swift and Kansas City Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce’s romance continues to draw attention.

Read more: https://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/4461660-biden-campaign-says-he-made-the-right-choice-to-skip-super-bowl-interview/

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Biden campaign says he made the 'right choice' to skip Super Bowl interview (Original Post) BumRushDaShow Feb 11 OP
I'm glad President Biden didn't agree to interview. iluvtennis Feb 11 #1
Super Bowl Ad bobandrileysmom Feb 11 #11
We are all Ds at this party, and we were appalled RainCaster Feb 11 #13
Hey, if he wants to shoot himself - AND his campaign - in the foot calimary Feb 11 #17
Did you oppose Obama doing it for 8 years? former9thward Feb 12 #19
Yes, I opposed Obama as well. LIke I said, sports shouldn't be mixed with governmental politics. n/t iluvtennis Feb 12 #25
Smart call Joe. OAITW r.2.0 Feb 11 #2
The only thing he is circulating in is a toilet bowl. toesonthenose Feb 12 #26
Good choice by Joe. Right up there with Reba singing the National Anthem. Keep it simple. RussellCattle Feb 11 #3
Post removed Post removed Feb 11 #4
What? Who are you referring to? bsiebs Feb 11 #5
trump republianmushroom Feb 11 #6
Ahhh... ok. I must have read that wrong. Thanks for the clarification... bsiebs Feb 11 #12
I predict your demise on this forum will be sharp and swift. VMA131Marine Feb 11 #7
Given that poster's history, I think that was a clear misread of the OP. Scrivener7 Feb 11 #8
That's giving a lot of goodwill where it may not be deserved VMA131Marine Feb 11 #9
No. I think he made it clear when he answered that he was referring to trump. Scrivener7 Feb 11 #10
One of the local progressive radio hosts... 3catwoman3 Feb 11 #14
Never understood Rebl2 Feb 11 #15
Was Obama wrong for doing it 8 years? former9thward Feb 12 #18
a large captive audience before the big game pstokely Feb 12 #21
What happened to Trump's interview? Is he going through with it? keithbvadu2 Feb 11 #16
Wise Dark Brandon Kennah Feb 12 #20
CBS is not kind to Biden, nor Obama, nor Dems.the former network of sexual predator Les Moonves is not to be trusted. onetexan Feb 12 #22
Agreed Rebl2 Feb 12 #24
The SC report was a setup for the Super Bowl interview, he was wise to decline. bucolic_frolic Feb 12 #23
The media can "Dean Scream" anyone with the tiniest, most meaningless moment. barbaraann Feb 12 #27
I thnk a short minute or two interview and a hug from Taylor Swift would have been a whole lot more effective Silent Type Feb 12 #28
He needs to do an interview soon Johnny2X2X Feb 12 #29

iluvtennis

(19,655 posts)
1. I'm glad President Biden didn't agree to interview.
Sun Feb 11, 2024, 06:34 PM
Feb 11

I’m an avid sports fan and I really don’t want governmental politics to be associated with sports competitions.

bobandrileysmom

(27 posts)
11. Super Bowl Ad
Sun Feb 11, 2024, 08:21 PM
Feb 11

Here at a Super Bowl Game. Lots of folks, Ds and Rs (no politics or religion allowed). All laughing and talking. All of a sudden a “WTF” is shouted. Kennedy ad on TV. Dead silence as we watched. At the end everyone burst out laughing and saying, “What was that?” “What an idiot.” “Loser”. Yeah, I don’t think he’ll get many votes from anyone.

former9thward

(31,485 posts)
19. Did you oppose Obama doing it for 8 years?
Mon Feb 12, 2024, 12:51 AM
Feb 12

The Super Bowl interview is perfect for reaching people who are not ordinary interested in politics. 115 million of them. What is wrong with that?

Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Scrivener7

(50,375 posts)
8. Given that poster's history, I think that was a clear misread of the OP.
Sun Feb 11, 2024, 07:49 PM
Feb 11

I think he was saying the sick fuck is dumb.

3catwoman3

(23,661 posts)
14. One of the local progressive radio hosts...
Sun Feb 11, 2024, 08:36 PM
Feb 11

…here in Chicago was most upset that President Biden chose not to do the CBS interview. She thought his advisers feared he would make some campaign damaging gaffe, and that declining the invitation was going to make Joe look old and feeble.

I think she way over-interpreted this.

former9thward

(31,485 posts)
18. Was Obama wrong for doing it 8 years?
Mon Feb 12, 2024, 12:48 AM
Feb 12

I don't think so. 115 million viewers and the interview is always softball questions. Perfect heading into a re-election.

Kennah

(13,757 posts)
20. Wise Dark Brandon
Mon Feb 12, 2024, 02:34 AM
Feb 12

He didn't want them to know that he'd already fixed the Superbowl with Super Secret CIA Operative Taylor Swift.

Mission over country!

onetexan

(12,923 posts)
22. CBS is not kind to Biden, nor Obama, nor Dems.the former network of sexual predator Les Moonves is not to be trusted.
Mon Feb 12, 2024, 06:49 AM
Feb 12

barbaraann

(8,966 posts)
27. The media can "Dean Scream" anyone with the tiniest, most meaningless moment.
Mon Feb 12, 2024, 01:10 PM
Feb 12

At first, I thought Biden had made a mistake. Now, however, I'm thinking that any media operation could have taken almost any moment, painted it in a bad light, and replayed it endlessly to tear him down like they did Howard Dean with his audio-isolated "scream."

"Because of the loud cheers of his enthusiastic audience, Dean was forced to raise his voice in delivery; however, the overwhelming noise from the crowd was filtered out by his unidirectional microphone, thus giving an impression to the audiences at home that he was "loud, peculiar, and unpresidential," according to Verne Gay's column article in the Seattle Times.[1]"
https://knowyourmeme.com/memes/howard-dean-scream

It was a tragedy that Dean was destroyed politically.

Silent Type

(2,370 posts)
28. I thnk a short minute or two interview and a hug from Taylor Swift would have been a whole lot more effective
Mon Feb 12, 2024, 01:29 PM
Feb 12

than Thursday's ill-advised press conference. Don't like feeling like that, but I do,

Johnny2X2X

(18,390 posts)
29. He needs to do an interview soon
Mon Feb 12, 2024, 01:46 PM
Feb 12

Make it as scripted and as friendly as possible, but he needs to be in front of the American people ASAP showing that that report was bogus.

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