This was a Tom Cruise/ Col Jessup “Did you order the Code Red?” moment last night. Everyone knows Pennsylvania is crucial to this election.  And Biden was essentially operating a rope a dope strategy until November 3rd. 
In the second and final debate, Biden was clearly losing the debate but hadn’t done enough to totally blow the election and then,  instigated. by Trump he said it. 

Biden’s comment came in response to a question from Trump during Thursday’s debate in Nashville about whether he would shut down the oil industry. The former vice president, in one of his starkest comments of the campaign on the issue, said “I would transition from the oil industry, yes.”

“The oil industry pollutes significantly,” Biden said. “It has to be replaced by renewable energy over time.”

I couldn’t believe he said it. Here’s the thing. He wanted to say it. It pisses him off that he can’t say what he intends to do. And his “Joe be good” meds were wearing off. 
Around the same time. last night, this real life perfect metaphor occurred.

Oh, and the Giants lost the game.