Have we ever witnessed a stranger anomaly in modern presidential politics than the craven contempt the Biden campaign, the media and social media have shown for the American electorate in their disgraceful conspiracy to hide Joe Biden?
What bona fide presidential candidate would arrogantly hide in his basement during the heat of a campaign, especially in the last few weeks of an ever-tightening one?
If the liberal media weren't providing Biden cover, he couldn't get away with this. If they were even raising questions about his intentional invisibility, this campaign would look far different, and far less surreal.
As President Donald Trump has hopscotched the country, traveling thousands of miles to appear at vigorous, humongous campaign rallies, Biden and his running mate, Sen. Kamala Harris, are nowhere to be found. We've never had a presidential candidate virtually opt out of the campaign.
Please don't use the virus as an excuse, unless you're willing to point out that Trump has been fearlessly campaigning for reelection with a rigorous schedule that would exhaust most 30-year olds, while Biden is acting like an old man with no interest in engaging with the public or the media. And he seeks to be leader of the free world? Then again, when Biden has surfaced, he's failed to draw a Sunday school-sized crowd.
Never has a presidential candidate taken the voters for granted like this. Hillary Clinton declined to visit the swing state of Wisconsin after April 2016, but that is nothing compared with Biden's ghosting of the entire electorate throughout the campaign.
Even candidates who believed they were comfortably ahead have never hidden from view like this to run out the clock. They all believed enough in the superiority of their agenda that they wanted to make their case to the people.
Moreover, what other presidential candidate has refused to provide his position on key issues, including whether he would pack the Supreme Court? When has any other candidate haughtily waved off questions of debate moderators and reporters with the sophomoric dodge that, "Trump just wants you to focus on this issue (instead of what an SOB he is)"?
Adding insult to injury, when has the media ever let any candidate off the hook like this, which is a scandal of unprecedented proportions? Obviously, the media disrespects the electorate as much as the Biden campaign does.
If anything is indisputably the media's job, it is to bring out the candidates' positions on important issues, and packing the Supreme Court and the Biden scandals are exceedingly important -- and relevant -- issues. What would the media's reaction be if Trump refused to answer such questions?
The media dutifully promoted the canard that the Russians -- yes, the Russians again -- were behind the emails found on Hunter Biden's laptop. But how will these crooked conspirators explain away the bombshell revelation of Hunter's former business partner, Tony Bobulinski, that the "big guy" referred to in Hunter's email is Joe Biden himself? How will they handle Bobulinski's assertion that Joe Biden was offered 10% interest in a Chinese business deal?
But for my money, even these cover-ups don't hold a candle to the media's scandalous concealment of Joe Biden's declining mental acuity. In his current state, Biden clearly is not fit for office, yet the media ignores it while raising bogus questions about the uncannily vibrant Trump's capacity. Reality has finally trumped George Orwell's imagination.
Where is the perennial finger-wagger Bob Woodward when you need him?
The American public knows everything there is to know about Trump, as they've scrutinized every molecule of his being and business dealings and dug up every conceivably negative morsel about him during the last four years.
To complete the trifecta, we've watched the leftist social media giants conspire with the Biden campaign and the media to stack the deck in Biden's favor. When the New York Post first reported on the Hunter Biden emails that implicated Joe Biden, Facebook and Twitter actively buried the story -- preventing users from sharing it with other users, invoking the specious excuses that the story violated a hacked-materials policy and was unsubstantiated. Nice try.
So, here we are, less than two weeks from the most important election of our lifetimes -- and millions of voters have been shielded from the agenda of this Democratic duo to radically transform America into a socialist hellhole with 70 genders, major tax increases on most taxpayers, a federally engineered war on law enforcement and law and order, open borders, increased regulations, the horrors of the Green New Deal (including a gutted domestic energy industry), and scores of other policies the majority of Americans would reject if the Democrats' positions were made known to them.
Don't fool yourselves. This liberal trio knows the American electorate is still basically conservative and would never knowingly elect someone with such a radical agenda, which is why it will continue trying to deceive voters until Nov. 3.
David Limbaugh is a writer, author and attorney. His latest book is "Guilty by Reason of Insanity: Why the Democrats Must Not Win." Follow him on Twitter @davidlimbaugh and his website at www.davidlimbaugh.com.