Joe Biden has pursued an unorthodox strategy of running for president that involves not campaigning. Since March, Biden has rarely left his house. He holds few events, doesn’t give many interviews, and as of late, has wrapped up his public schedule early in the morning.
There has been some speculation about whether, if he proves successful, his 2020 campaign strategy will change how candidates run for office. But win or lose, there are several reasons Biden’s strategy is unlikely to be replicated in future presidential elections. Here are four of them:
Biden’s name recognition: It’s very rare for a challenger to be as well-known as Biden. Already somebody who served in the Senate for decades, Biden was in the public eye for eight years as vice president, including his personal struggle with grief after his son’s death from cancer. Typically, somebody challenging an incumbent needs to introduce himself to voters,