U.S. President Joe Biden speaks to members at the Democratic National Committee (DNC) Winter Meeting in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Thursday, March 10, 2022. Republican U.S. senators are imploring the Biden administration to reverse course and allow the transfer of Poland's MiG fighter jets to the Ukrainians to fight the Russian invasion, reported the AP. Photographer: Yuri Gripas/Abaca/Bloomberg

At gatherings in Washington and Philadelphia this week, President Joe Biden sought to rally Democrats around a midterm message that the party has delivered on its domestic promises. What Democrats need to do, he and other party brass argued, is make sure Americans know what they’ve accomplished.

But he also admitted at the House Democratic retreat in Philadelphia on Friday that making that case to voters is no easy task.
“The American people just trying to stay above water don’t understand this,” Biden said. “You tell them about the American Rescue Plan, and they say, ‘What the hell are you talking about?'”
Biden’s candid remark offered a window into why Democrats, who already face economic and historical headwinds heading into November’s midterms, have struggled to coalesce around a message to make their case to keep their narrow House and Senate majorities.