To say that President Biden is burdened with a heavy agenda of pressing issues is a gross understatement. But, as many of his constituents suggest, he can point to a number of positive developments from his administration. And at the top of that list is the report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics last week indicating the U.S. economy added 467,000 in January, several ticks above what had been forecast.
Rather than reacting to the doom and gloom put forth by the opposition, and even from some of his devoted followers, Biden has a number of successes that he should begin touting as the midterm elections loom ever larger on the political horizon.
Meaningful, too, is the considerable drop in COVID-19 cases, where according to Johns Hopkins University, hospitalizations are down 16%. Even so, the death rate remains high but that too may soon decrease.
Members of his administration are requesting that he also not shy away from his promise to appoint an African American woman to the Supreme Court. He is getting some pushback on this promise, one he made during his campaign and that was instrumental in bringing him the margin of victory.
Drumming on these accomplishments, especially for those in his ranks dissatisfied with energy from the White House, would not only rouse his base but probably induce many of those independents and voters sitting on the fence.
Biden’s stance on the military storm brewing in Eastern Europe with the Russians massing at the Ukraine border has been received as a strong and progressive one, with an added caveat that the deployment of some 3,000 troops to the region is merely one to bolster NATO with no aim to make a military advance in the Ukraine.
In short, Biden needs to do something in a hurry to offset a recent poll that shows his public approval rating at the lowest since he took office, all of which is not a good report with the control of Congress one of the major consequences.