One of the first lessons of being a supervisor is "Go and see"
It sends the message, "I care" more vividly than anything you can say. Words are cheap.
Time is the ultimate resource. If we take the time to go-and-see, we are communicating our priorities in ways that cannot be misinterpreted.
The Biden campaign stands at a watershed. Will he go to Kenosha, Wisconsin? Will he go to Lake Charles, Louisiana? Will he demonstrate that "he cares"?
He can send surrogates but that won't cut it. If he cannot go to either community then he should let Harris head the ticket and fill the VP slot with somebody who is not missing-in-action.
The time is now. There are no do-overs. "FEMA slow to respond. Bush to blame" is still a meme 15 years later. Will a Biden no-show poison the punch-bowl for Democrats for the next decade? It could.
Will he go or will it be no-show Joe.