Well there’s so many things happening, and yet only one thing matters: Donald Trump has Covid, and he’s at Walter Reed. People are trying to game this out politically, and I’ll be honest, I don’t think this changes many voters minds. People have come to their conclusions on Donald Trump. The only decent thing to say is that I hope he and Melanie recover, regardless of what I think of his Presidency.
Let’s see, what all else is there… Joe Biden, Mike Pence, and Kamala Harris are all negative. Bill Barr too. Trump manager Bill Stepian, and former manager and White House Counselor Kellyanne Conway, both are positive. The North Carolina Senate race has been turned upside down- Democratic challenger Cal Cunningham has been caught sexting with a woman besides his wife, and Senator Tillis has Covid. Senator Mike Lee is positive for Covid. Several reporters and staffers are positive. In ancient history, Hope Hicks is positive, and is being called a super spreader online. Oh, and not only is Melania positive, she also hates Christmas. What a long month the first two days of October were.
In more conventional news, 538 puts Biden up 7.6%, even while counting the outlier IBD/TIPP poll. RCP puts Biden topping 50%, and up 7%. This marks a lead 3.8% bigger than Hillary’s at the same point. It’s also 4.9% larger than her final margin. Joe’s lead is way more solid.