Biden's team has repeatedly dismissed calls for him to play a more active role on the campaign trail in the midst of the pandemic, and a growing body of polling evidence suggests that the low profile paid off. But how long can it continue?
The former vice president has gone more than two months without holding a news conference, he's not expected to host a traditional rally anytime soon and he's planning to accept his party's nomination at a largely virtual national convention in August.
There are obvious risks to a run-out-the-clock strategy. Voters, and their proxies in the media, expect to have access to the presumptive nominee. And the less he's out there, the rustier he may be during higher-profile moments when everyone's paying attention this fall, such as the debates. Still, we're not sensing any urgency from Biden's camp, particularly during summer months when voters are traditionally disengaged anyway.