The 2020 presidential election on November 3 will not come down to which candidate has the better ideas, or who is more likable. The election will be decided depending on just how well the press will be able to hide Joe Biden’s cognitive disabilities.
A brief, seven-minute speech shows just what a challenge that’s going to be.
During the brief address, Biden, 77, bizarrely described himself as an “O’Biden Bama” Democrat and went on to declare: “If you want a nominee who will bring this party together, who will run a progressive, positive campaign, and turn, turn this primary from a campaign that’s about negative attacks into one that’s about what we’re for — because we cannot get — re-elect — we cannot win this re-election — excuse me. We can only re-elect Donald Trump — if, in fact, we get engaged in this circular firing squad here. Gotta be a positive campaign, so join us.”
The muddled remarks led to renewed concerns from Republicans and left-of-center commentators that Biden may be mentally unfit for the presidency. On Twitter, President Trump jokingly took Biden’s speech as a mangled endorsement.
I agree with Joe! https://t.co/h84mD7jVPW
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 8, 2020
Some in the media are wondering when the tough questions about Biden’s finances and overseas dealings will come in an unedited interview.
When's the last time Joe Biden sat for a live, unedited interview like Bernie did this week w/ Maddow? For example, I'd love to know what Biden said here after claiming Hunter got his $80k/month Ukraine board gig because "he's a really bright guy." But it's clearly edited: pic.twitter.com/wp1mP5ckNK
— Aaron Maté (@aaronjmate) March 8, 2020
Podcast host Joe Rogan, who’s endorsed Bernie Sanders, sounds worried.
Trump himself highlighted a few of these issues at his Fox News town hall.
“I’m all set for Bernie, communist,” Trump began. “And then we have this crazy thing that happened on Tuesday, which he thought was Thursday. But he also said 150 million people were killed with guns, and that he was running for the U.S. Senate — there’s something going on there.”
Joe Biden is a man in decline; declining in physical and mental ability. There’s no shame in this. It will happen to us all. What makes electing Joe Biden such a tremendous crapshoot, though, is that the loss of cognitive abilities in individuals is unpredictable. We don’t have a detailed psychological report so if he is suffering from dementia or Alzheimer’s disease, we don’t know. And there’s no telling even if he isn’t suffering from disease how slowly or how quickly the normal aging process will take its toll to the point that he may become a danger to the republic.
Can you imagine this guy in a one hour debate with Trump? The president is no spring chicken but appears to have suffered little if any, loss of cognitive function. Biden can’t go 5 minutes without tripping over his own thoughts.
The media will try their best to shield Biden, but in a one hour debate, they will be powerless to hide his defects. It seems probable that the voters will have to decide if they want someone as president in an obvious decline or someone who isn’t.