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Liz Peek: Biden failing – as crises mount, Americans turn gloomy. Here's why

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16.08.2021

As Taliban quickly march into Kabul

Americans are wondering: is Joe Biden up to the job?

In the midst of what CNN has dubbed Biden’s "month of crises," the president has holed up at Camp David, avoiding pesky reporters and their intrusive questions.

Call me crazy, but with Afghanistan in flames, the border overwhelmed, inflation rampant and the delta variant rampaging through our country, maybe the president should be out front, addressing the nation’s concerns. No wonder 53% of respondents in a recent Economist/YouGov poll say Biden is a weak leader.

LIZ PEEK: BIDEN'S GREAT SLIP AND SLIDE – AMERICANS NOW DOUBT HIS HONESTY, EMPATHY AND LEADERSHIP

Among the alarming developments of the past week for Team Biden was a report showing that consumer sentiment absolutely collapsed in early August. The index plunged to 70.2 from 81.2 the month before, posting one of the biggest drops on record and reaching the worst level since 2011.

That spells trouble for the economy and for Biden, whose approval ratings, according to RealClear Politics, are cratering.

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Why are consumers suddenly so unhappy? Let me count the ways…

First, the pandemic is back, in force. Just as Americans began to hope that vaccines would lead us back to normalcy, the delta variant has roared through the nation, jeopardizing our recovery summer and crushing optimism. The COVID-19 case count soared to 214,000 on Aug. 13 from just under 7,000 two months ago. Worse, hospitalizations and deaths have turned up as........

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