In 2016, Trump abandoned the traditional campaigning practices of amassing tons of donations and buying a lot of TV ads. He won.
In 2020, Biden is taking this even further. He’s not campaigning at all. No press conferences, no rallies, the campaign shuts down by 9:30 am at the latest day after day. And nobody seems to mind or even notice it that much. The supporters are stunned when you mention this because they are convinced he’s actively on the stump.
We are going in the direction where people will accept a plastic doll with a tribal sign as their candidate and aggressively campaign for their totem.