This article is part of the DC short, the time newsletter policy. Subscribe to stories like this sent to your mailbox for every day. debut Kamala Harris’ likely that the Democratic presidential candidate Vice headlong on Wednesday met the same challenge, that anyone in front of a live audience to be feed – musicians, game show host, professional wrestler – faced now. Since the pandemic Corona has a significant size meetings almost eliminated, people are stuck on stage with a unidirectional power passes through the motions, as if everything is normal when it is so, of course, is not the case. The campaign of the President and Saturday Night Live was in the same group therapy session found. Harris and presumed presidential candidate Joe Biden Democrats went to a high school gym on Wednesday afternoon, masks and color coordinated clothes that best meet seemed sewn American flags behind them. Everything about the camera-ready shooting A-Class, the White House was the caliber professional preparation. It ‘was like a summit of the G-7 in Wilmington, Delaware had collected. develop problems they were planners of power, however. A 1970 soundtrack could not replace what would be in normal times applause from an enthusiastic audience. In their place were journalists chairs scattered across the hardwood floor and restricted to registered circuits down on a hunger distance power lines. Although the public was not invited, out of the crowd gathered rain a glimpse of the duo now focus capture, Donald Trump, a one-term president. As Biden and Harris wanted to thank them for their support, slipped through another input in unnecessary exposure should be avoided. (Biden even put his head around the building to wave.) The editors of little help in the room has been increasing in the atmosphere after they learn their lessons in the early years of the pandemic. When the first day of Corona Biden forced to cancel a party’s victory in March, his team did not take the event at the National Constitution Center away from the headquarters of the Philadelphia campaign. Instead of public participants applauded paid employees for their boss, do to the sad television and sounds even sadder. So that soon ended the practice. And what is’ been a test agitation to come to this choice pandemic writes colleague Molly Ball my time in the history of the current cover. Before the candidate has entered the gym, the podium and microphones obtained a final wipe-down. The pair of masks entered in order to remove them if they were sure about the extent of social distanced each other. Biden offered a version of his campaign justification for existence, each is familiar, listening has since it began 15 months ago. Harris, perched on the right of Biden in a peak chair more often found in airport bars nodded along, knowing that a split screen was half that of the control befits the best of the Kremlin Exhibition would. When he came to the series, Harris used the first too fast to show as expected in his words, pursuing Trump and vice president Mike Pence. Solved many clever zingers and gave us a new way of protests demanding racial justice in this country about how “new coalition of conscience.” He hit hard on their experience, international crimes such as California Attorney General for prosecution and for families during the economic crisis to fight in 2008. They also made sure that we understood that she was raised by immigrants in this country a child . She describes herself as “Momala” who loves to cook Sunday dinner eager, ambitious woman descriptor as a subtle insult dismantling. The speech was 100% Harris. It ‘was partly written by Biden’s team, but none of the other women he considers his VP choice could have had for granted. This suggests high command Biden chose the same Harris for what brings the track as it is these days, and not try to take their self-stylization. Biden aide to drop one of his slogans abstained in their cadences, the same words Harris’ lent more credibility. However, the time for Harris needs to shake Welcome-Back-to-the-track was. Even these days have their bid unsuccessfully for the nomination, he was still drawing crowds that would respond to their jokes to their cheers and laughter lines. On Wednesday, heard this finely honed zingers without the corresponding reaction of the audience flat. It seemed to look more like a debate in the Senate on an empty gallery, as Barack Obama at the Boston Garden in 2004 to watch. It is a format that rewards Cicero, not Kennedy. There will be more to come clumsiness. The party conventions begin on Monday, setting a model for what the remaining three months of this campaign can look and feel like. It will be, not fancy or good television, but it could be an opening for a more concrete form of speech that Americans have not seen for a while ‘. “For the campaign speeches, I suspect that is liberating – you can build a complete story arc without interruption from staccato applause lines,” says Alex Halpern Levy, a former speechwriter for Democratic leader Chuck Schumer. “Instead of trading sets, you have the luxury of paragraphs permitted.” A luxury not in sight: a public that is willing to say that you will win. A sense that matters in Washington. Subscribe to daily direct current, short newsletter.