Q: Who needs a script just to have a conversation with a constituent?
A: If we have to tell you, you must have slept through last year — lucky you.
In their first “Weekly Conversation,” the Biden team opted for a tightly-edited, piano-backed montage depicting a reconstructed phone call between Biden and an ordinary American mom, “Michele from California,” who was laid off because of the pandemic and had written to the president.
It might even be impressive if it wasn’t so obvious Joe is reading from a script in front of him:
BIDEN READS FROM A SCRIPT DURING A PHONE CALL
On the call, Biden pitches his “American Rescue Plan” legislation to a woman who has reportedly been out of work since July, and Michele replies: “We’re so glad that we have you focusing on that.”
Trump retired the rote, scripted, Saturday weekly address in favor of more casual video messages, often filmed outdoors, where he spoke directly to the camera in his own style without notes.
You can watch it for yourself if you like: