So…riddle me this, how is it that back in 2008, twelve long years ago, ‘Senile Old’ Joe Biden was then thought to be a safe pick when then presidential candidate Barry Obummer chose to tap him as his running mate in 2008 because, or so the thinking went, ‘Senile Old’ Joe would be too old to run for president in 2016, and yet here we are in 2020 this very same guy is now considered by Democrats to be the ‘perfect’ candidate to go up against President Trump. Talk about ‘liberal logic!’
But let’s just say that ‘Senile Old’ Joe not only ran in 2016 but, now stay with me here, he actually won. Now forget such things such as how the economy would now be lying in virtual ruin and ISIS would still be thriving, and think, instead, about how ‘Senile Old’ Joe would have been the oldest president in U.S. history — a title he still might claim in the 2020 election. ‘Senile Old’ Joe’s age was long thought to be a barrier to him running for president after Barry’s second term. Not so, anymore!
And consider this, it was back in August 2008 that a story, about Joe, appeared in the New York Times, one that stated that “at his age, it appears unlikely that Mr. Biden would be in a position to run for president should Mr. Obama win and serve two terms. Shorn of any remaining ambition to run for president on his own, he could find himself in a less complex political relationship with Mr. Obama than most vice presidents have with their presidents.” Kinda makes sense I guess, right?
And it was FiveThirtyEight’s Nate Silver who wrote that Obama “selected a Vice President in Joe Biden who, because of his age, probably will not have Presidential aspirations in 2016.” And then it was a 2012 Politico article than pointed out, “Biden’s age would snuff the last embers of a presidential ambition that led him to a pair of crushing defeats in 1988 and 2008, or so many in Barack Obama’s camp thought when they first tapped him.” But, that was then, and this is now.
And ‘Senile Old’ Joe’s advanced age was prominently featured in coverage of his decision whether or not to run in 2016. Washington Post columnist Ruth Marcus wrote in August 2015 that Joe should run for president in 2016, but on one condition: that he commit to serving one term and rule out a 2020 campaign. In fact, Marcus wrote at the time, “At 74 on Inauguration Day , Biden would be the oldest president ever, including Ronald Reagan at his second term (just shy of 74).”
And yet here we are in 2020 with ‘Senile Old’ Joe now all but certain to secure the Democrat 2020 nomination for president after achieving another string of primary victories on Tuesday. But even with that said, concerns about his age and fitness for office remain very much in the spotlight. The ex-vice president has racked up a rather impressive string of gaffes and mental misfires, and you can bet Republicans are preparing to make his mental fitness a prominent issue in the 2020 campaign.
While you may have noticed that ‘Senile Old’ Joe’s speeches have become shorter, he’s still out there interacting with voters. Just this past Tuesday he told a Michigan construction worker he was full of shit, threatened to slap him and called him a horse’s ass because the worker challenged him on gun rights. But this was not the first time ‘Senile Old’ Joe got a bit hostile with voters. In the past Joe has called an Iowa voter fat and a female New Hampshire voter “a lying dog-faced pony soldier.”
If ‘Senile Old’ Joe does win this year’s election, he would be 78 years old on Inauguration Day in January 2021. I was NBC News that noted ‘Senile Old’ Joe’s age when reporting on his decision to sit out the 2016 elections, which the outlet stated “likely means the 72-year-old’s political career will come to a close with the end of the Obama administration in January of 2017.” But where are the voices of those then naysayers today. Well of course, they are cheering on ‘Senile Old’ Joe.
So when we fast-forward to 2020 the Democrats have become much less concerned about ‘Senile Old’ Joe’s age. As well, they seem to be concerned very little regarding ‘Senile Old’ Joe’s very obvious mental slippage. Or, for that matter his penchant for hurling insults at voters. Why? Because, for whatever the reason, it’s ‘Senile Old’ Joe who they still feel is the one best able to defeat President Trump. And while that may yet be proven to be true, I hope with all of my heart that it will not.
But do Democrats genuinely feel that ‘Senile Old’ Joe will make a good president? Of course not, not even Democrats are THAT delusional. What they are counting on is that ‘Senile Old’ Joe can squeak out a victory which will then allow them to handpick key members of ‘his’ administration, which would result in ‘Senile Old’ Joe becoming little more than a figurehead to be wheeled out for official state dinners and to act as rubberstamp for whatever Democrat sponsored legislation may cross ‘his’ desk.