Today’s Campaign Update
(Because The Campaign Never Ends)
Ok, that wasn’t all he said. – The full sentence he muttered in response to a question about some voters worrying about his advanced age was, “I say if they’re concerned, don’t vote for me.” But if President Donald Trump had made that exact same statement, the heading I used for this piece would have appeared above the fold on the front page of this morning’s New York Times and Washington Post. You know it’s true.
Where the nation’s Unfrozen Caveman Senator is concerned, isn’t literally everyone at least a little bit concerned about his age? Doesn’t every one you know have at least some concern about whether or not this walking, talking gaffe machine is in full possession of his mental faculties? Trust me, Joe Biden is not a guy who should be giving Democrat voters such an easy out. As his polling lead continues to slowly but steadily drop, this is a man who should be clinging to every vote every bit as fiercely as he clings to other men’s wives on stage at public events.
Instead, this is what comes out of his mouth in an unscripted moment, and it was far from the only gaffe of his day in New Hampshire. While walking around the town of Keene, NH, Biden had this to say:
Joe Biden doesn’t know what state he is in.
While in Keene, New Hampshire, he said: "I’ve been here a number of times… I love this place. Look, what’s not to like about Vermont in terms of the beauty of it?” pic.twitter.com/3DjOYuHfSx
— Steve Guest (@SteveGuest) August 24, 2019
The man doesn’t even know what state he’s in half the time.
Then there was the whole assassination cluster-gaffe this week. On Tuesday, he talked about how the 1968 assassinations of Martin Luther King and Robert F. Kennedy had such a huge impact on his young life. Such a huge impact, in fact, that he thought they took place in the “late ’70s” when he was already a mid-30 year-old veteran of the U.S. Senate.
He tried to mitigate that damage on Friday, when he actually got the year those assassinations took place correct, but then compounded his problems by speculating about how things would have turned out had his former boss, Barack Obama his own self, also been assassinated. My goodness.
Now do you understand why his handlers have been feverishly contracting his schedule of public appearances and doing what they can to prevent him from taking questions from the press? When was the last time you saw Biden do a major TV interview? While all his younger – and in Bernie Sanders’ case, older – opponents are rushing to do live town halls on a very friendly CNN or even friendlier MSNBC, have you seen Creepy Uncle Joe do one?
Well, this is why. The guy simply cannot be trusted not to destroy himself in unguarded moments. This is nothing new – this has always been the case where Biden’s concerned. The only thing that’s different now is that, instead of running against Republicans who everyone in our fake news media hate, he’s running against fellow socialist Democrats who everyone in our fake news media love. Thus, his real behavior is actually getting some coverage.
Expect his poll numbers to fall again in the next round of polls, now that he’s given concerned voters this easy out. Couldn’t happen to a nicer guy.
That is all.
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