IT’S OFFICIALLY ON: Trump vs. Biden II, Electric Boogaloo

Added: Mar 8, 2024

In this podcast episode, Ben Shapiro discusses the upcoming presidential election between Donald Trump and Joe Biden. He mentions that with Nikki Haley dropping out of the race, the final candidates are now confirmed. Shapiro highlights the contrasting strategies of the two campaigns and analyzes the strengths and weaknesses of each candidate.

Key takeaways


Trump has a commanding lead in the polls and a strong base of support, while Biden struggles to consolidate his coalition.


Biden's campaign is criticized for its reliance on financial resources and belief that undecided voters will break for him.


Biden faces challenges such as his age, lack of energy, and struggles to appeal to both moderates and progressives.


Trump is eager to debate Biden on the issues, while Biden's campaign is evasive about agreeing to debates.


Shapiro criticizes Biden for his reliance on note cards and anticipates President Biden's State of the Union speech to be filled with nonsensical statements.

Trump's Strategy and Biden's Memo

Shapiro points out that Trump has a commanding lead in the polls and has a strong base of support. He mentions that the Biden campaign released a memo outlining their strategy against Trump, claiming that Trump is beleaguered and unpopular. However, Shapiro argues that Trump has been leading in the polls and has a strong base of support, while Biden has struggled to consolidate his coalition.

Shapiro also discusses the Biden campaign's reliance on their financial resources and their belief that undecided voters will break for Biden. He questions this strategy, pointing out that Trump has a strong base of support and is likely to outperform Biden in the general election.

Challenges Faced by Biden

Shapiro highlights the challenges faced by Biden, including his age and perceived lack of energy. He mentions that Biden has been criticized for his gaffes and lack of coherence in his speeches. Shapiro also discusses how Biden's campaign is struggling to appeal to both moderates and progressives within the Democratic Party.

He criticizes Biden for moving towards more progressive policies, citing Bernie Sanders' influence on his campaign. Shapiro argues that Biden's attempts to appeal to both moderates and progressives have alienated both groups, making it difficult for him to consolidate his coalition.

Trump's Call for Debates

Shapiro discusses Trump's call for debates with Biden, pointing out that Trump is eager to challenge Biden on the issues. He mentions that Biden's campaign has been evasive about whether he will agree to debate Trump, highlighting the uncertainty surrounding Biden's willingness to engage in a debate.

Criticism of Biden's Reliance on Note Cards

Shapiro criticizes Biden for his reliance on note cards for basic tasks, pointing out that Biden uses them for almost every human activity. He questions why Biden needs note cards for simple tasks and suggests that it reflects poorly on his ability to perform as president.

Anticipation for the State of the Union

He starts by talking about the State of the Union address and expresses his disdain for the traditional event, calling it monarchic and criticizing the cult-like behavior of politicians towards the president. He humorously anticipates President Biden's speech, expecting it to be filled with nonsensical statements and political rhetoric.

Deployment of the National Guard against Rising Crime

Shapiro then shifts his focus to the State of New York, where Governor Kathy Hochul has deployed the National Guard to address the rising crime rates in the subway system. He highlights the irony of the situation, as the liberal governor takes actions that are typically associated with conservative policies, such as implementing bag checks and increasing police presence. He also discusses the shift towards more conservative policies in San Francisco, as voters respond to issues of drug use, homelessness, and crime by approving measures that bolster police and require drug screening for welfare recipients.

Conflict in the Middle East

The conversation then moves to the ongoing conflict in the Middle East, specifically between Israel and Hamas. Shapiro criticizes the Biden administration's approach to the situation, pointing out that Hamas is a terrorist group that seeks to maximize Palestinian suffering for their own strategic interests. He highlights the absurdity of expecting Hamas to agree to a ceasefire, as it goes against their goals of retaining power and leveraging Palestinian suffering for political gain.

Houthi Attack

Shapiro also discusses the recent attack by the Houthi rebels on a Barbados-flagged ship, resulting in the deaths of three crew members. He criticizes the Biden administration's reliance on moral suasion in foreign policy, emphasizing that historical evidence shows that diplomacy based solely on moral outrage is ineffective in changing a state's behavior. He points out the flaws in John Kerry's approach to diplomacy, particularly in dealing with countries like Russia and Iran.

Critique of Economic Proposals

In the podcast, Shapiro also touches on the economic policies proposed by politicians like Rashida Tlaib, highlighting their lack of understanding and feasibility. He critiques Tlaib's statements on the economy, pointing out the flaws in her arguments and the potential negative consequences of implementing her proposed policies.


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