As the lengthy Democrat primary process wears on, the once subtle signs of Joe Biden’s mental decline look more like flashing warning lights.
Early in the process, the Obama-era flunky repeatedly got a pass from the left-leaning media as he told stories of his gallantry that lacked even a shred of truth. His constant gaffes and inability to remember what city or state he was campaigning in were met with hollow fake news excuses. It was also a running concern that the 77-year-old was running a far less aggressive schedule because he lacked the mental stamina. There’s little doubt the Democrat establishment has been shielding Biden because he represents their best chance at rekindling the business-as-usual-swamp President Donald Trump is quickly draining.
“He is a candidate that is mentally deteriorating. People in the Democratic establishment say, ‘Oh, don’t say that.’ They really believe that they can shield Joe Biden from public scrutiny, and the reality is, they can’t. We all see what’s going on here, and it’s going to be a disaster if we nominate Joe Biden,” Democrat strategist and insider Justin Horwitz said. “We all see it. He can’t get on stage without making some type of gaffe, and these aren’t the same gaffes that he made in his previous two failed presidential runs. These gaffes are a lot more serious. These gaffes clearly indicate that he is not all there anymore.”
While on the national debate stage with other Democrat hopefuls, Biden would say one thing and claim he didn’t say it moments later. The scenes of candidates challenging his lack of short-term memory were bizarre and telling. The fact that he appears to now be vying for the party’s nomination in a two-man race with Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders should be cause for alarm.
In a recent interview with Fox News, correspondent Chris Wallace asked the Obama-era veep about his “sometimes shaky performance on the campaign trail.” Wallace brought up a phony story Biden told about being “arrested” in South Africa that never occurred.
“Were you confused, or were you just trying to embellish a story,” Wallace asked.
“I guess I should have said I was detained, I was not able to move forward,” Biden reportedly said.
In another recent clip, Biden is completely confused while on the recent campaign trail in South Carolina.
“You’re the ones who sent Barack Obama the presidency. And I have a simple proposition here: I’m here to ask you for your help,” Biden said. “Where I come from, you don’t get far unless you ask. My name’s Joe Biden. I’m a Democratic candidate for the United States Senate. Look me over. If you like what you see, help out. If not, vote for the other Biden. Give me a look, though, OK?”
Although Wallace appears to allow Biden to gracefully slip away from answering hard questions about his disorientation, there was no escaping the conclusion of the interview. Biden seems not to know who he is even speaking to and calls Chris Wallace “Chuck,” believing he is speaking with “Meet the Press” host Chuck Todd.
In 1988, Biden reportedly suffered aneurysms to both sides of his brain that required surgery. He was unable to resume his duties for seven months at the time. Both operations placed him at high risk for diminished functionality as he got older. As much as the Democrat establishment wants a puppet back in the White House, it appears Biden is unfit and unable to handle the rigors of the presidency.