Well Trump is actually having events. Biden is mostly doing pre-recorded streams from his basement. It's clear what TV can cover here.
I heard a report on my BBC local radio station the other day, I think it was by John Sopel, the gist of which was that Biden's best tactic currently is to stay out of news and let his opponent dig himself deeper. He doesn't actually need to say anything to swing the polling towards him at the moment. Though to be honest Biden's not adverse to saying stupid things either so it works both ways.
I imagine once the official confirmation of his candidacy at the DNC (although presumably there won't be a convention as usual) and the announcement of a running mate, things will pickup for his campaign. The running mate could be the key, there's some interesting ones in the frame and they should be able to get out and about more than Biden, though I suppose that depends how much worse covid gets over there
Incidently there are some amazing and brutal anti-trump political ads around at the moment, really really well produced and absolute masterpiece examples of how to do a political attack ad. They're not by the Democrats (although Bidens have been quite good too) but by a Republican group called The Lincoln Project. They use the sort of language and style normally used by their party but against their party. Well worth a look if you like that sort of thing
The other interesting thing about them is that of course everyone knows what he watches on TV so they can buy slots during Fox and Friends in DC and they know he will see them and he won't like them. They are partially using them as a psychological attack on Trump and they know its working as Trump rage tweets after they get shown.
It's going to be an odd campaign
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