LEFT: President Donald J. Trump delivers his remarks Saturday, Feb. 29, 2019, during his appearance at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center in Oxon Hill, Md. (Official White House Photo by Tia Dufour) RIGHT: Vice-President Joe Biden speaks during a welcoming and swearing in ceremony for Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel at the Pentagon, March 14, 2013. (DoD photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Chad J. McNeeley/Released)

When I speak with my non-political contacts about politics, the running theme is “Are we safe?”

Yes, it’s a boots-on-the-ground barometer and anecdotal, but it’s what matters since it’s their sons and daughters and/or grandchildren who fight wars. And they’re honored to do it but will not be disrespected.

Which brings me to the botched Biden Afghanistan withdrawal. The debate served as a good reminder of Biden’s horrible mismanagement of the withdrawal that left billions of dollars of equipment to the Taliban, and worse, resulted in the deaths of 13 American servicemembers. That point alone will stay with these voters, and Trump won’t let it be swept under the carpet without it getting the attention it deserves.

Stock futures are up this morning. Markets do not like uncertainty and chaos. This was a loss for Biden.

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P.S. Don’t think for a minute that radical progressives won’t dump Joe Biden if they think he’ll keep them out of power. Loyalty is nothing to them when it comes to power.

Originally posted on Your Survival Guy.