Joe Biden took another step toward locking up the Democratic nomination on Tuesday. His lead in delegates has begun to look insurmountable.
But now the presidential race enters uncharted territory due to the coronavirus crisis. Last week’s three primaries may be the last large campaign gatherings for a month or more; at least five other states are postponing their primaries.
The normal rituals of a campaign — giant rallies, town meetings, barnstorming tours — have been canceled. The Democratic and Republican political conventions, scheduled for July and August, may be next.
So what should Biden do? Here’s my advice.
One: Be presidential.
Biden is best when he contrasts himself with President Donald Trump. His strong suit is his eight years as President Barack Obama’s vice president — but he has to answer for old votes from his 36 years in the Senate before that.
His strongest moment in his one-on-one debate with Bernie Sanders was his crisp answer on how he would address the coronavirus crisis as president.