Biden Isn’t Just Embarrassing Himself, He’s Embarrassing the Whole Nation

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Donald Trump may have faced a hostile crowd at the Libertarian Party Convention on Saturday, but Joe Biden wouldn't dare put himself in a similar position. While Donald Trump can attract massive crowds in Biden territory, Biden can't even get a modicum of excitement when he makes a campaign stop.

Biden relies heavily upon incredibly scripted events, from press conferences, to interviews, to campaign stops, everything is pre-planned to the minute details to ensure Biden doesn't get lost or embarrass himself.

And yet, he continually embarrasses himself, no matter how hard the campaign tries to keep his public appearances heavily controlled. On Saturday, Biden addressed the graduates at West Point. Of course, there was the trademark Biden slurring of words and the complete lack of personality or inspiration. In fact, at one point, Biden had to tell the graduates to clap.

"Never forget: America is the strongest when we lead not only by our example of our power but by the power of our example," he said. Clearly, the crowd wasn't moved by his delivery, because Biden was forced to say, "You can clap for that," in order to get a response.


But, even worse is how Biden can't help but shamelessly pander to any audience. During the speech, he once again claimed that he turned down the opportunity to play football at the U.S. Naval Academy.

'Parenthetically, I was appointed by my — the fellow I ran against when I was 29 years old to the Naval Academy," he said. "I was one of 10. I wanted to play football. And my — the day I was supposed to go down for the interview, a classmate of mine who was also one of the 10 appointed to be chosen from — a kid named Steve Dunning — came to pick me up. And I had found out two days earlier they had a quarterback named Roger Staubach and a halfback named Joe Bellino. I said, 'Hell, I’m not going there.' I went to Delaware. Not a joke."

He followed up by claiming that  Republican Sen. J. Caleb Boggs, whom he eventually defeated for his seat in the U.S. Senate, had "appointed" him to the Naval Academy.

And, by the way, that — that same fellow, he was a wonderful man. I had — in our last debate, when I was 29 years old, he — the first question he was asked at the debate was, “Do you have any regrets, Senator Boggs?” And he said, “No.” Then we came to the very end of the debate, where I spoke and then he was to conclude. He stood up, and he said, “You know, I was asked if I had any regrets. I said no, but I have one: Had Joe Biden gone to the Naval Academy when I appointed him, he’d still have seven months left on and wouldn’t be able to run.” (Laughter

Biden has told a version of this story before, but there is no evidence that it is true.

Why does Joe Biden continue to tell stories that aren't true? It's not only embarrassing for him, but it's embarrassing for the whole country that Biden either makes up fictions about his life story, or has told them so many times that he actually might believe them to be true. His pandering is out of control, and I can't understand why none of his handlers have insisted that he stop doing it.


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