Leaving aside specifics about politics, Biden struggled to answer some common questions about himself.
President Trump surely has many questionable aspects, but you never wonder which is the essence behind his plans, and this is the key issue with Biden here. After a number of occasions where him and his campaign members have failed to reach an agreement, right now some people would not be sure how exactly he would act if elected.
Nevertheless, it is rather clear that he is the press's favorite. While reporters rampage to scrutinize Trump's tax record, they have overlooked the fact that Biden buried almost forty years of Senate papers in a University of Delaware basement.
The media taught us much more information about a low profile politician than the presidential front-runner’s foreign-policy point of view.
Biden isn't forced to answer for the violent riots of progressivist activists, like Republicans are continuingly being pressed to do. On the contrary, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer said “everything is on the table” if Republicans confirm Amy Coney Barrett is following the established method the Constitution presents.
What the media tell us is that Biden's opportunism is equal to restraint. He is very keen to remind the public more often than not that he beat Bernie Sanders, pointing that his campaign managed to surpass extremism.
At rallies he started saying "My ancestors worked in coal mines in Northeast Pennsylvania" and claimed he was upset that they never had the opportunities they deserved in life.
But none of his ancestors had been a miner. He had taken that phrase (and many others) from a speech by British politician Neil Kinnock, whose relatives had actually worked in the mines.
Biden was fortunate to have been chosen as the running mate of the first black president, describing him as "the first ordinary African-American to express himself, he's bright, clean, and handsome."
Despite that comment, support for Biden among African-Americans has been very high during the current presidential campaign.
However, a recent appearance on a radio show hosted by black host Charlamagne Tha God quickly turned into disaster, saying, "If you have trouble deciding whether to support me or Trump, then you are not black."
That phrase unleashed a media storm that put his campaign team to work desperately to try to mitigate the impression that Biden was taking African-American votes for granted.
It's easy to see why a NY Magazine reporter wrote last year that the prospect of "Biden improvising a speech is something his entire campaign team seems to be focused on avoiding at all costs."