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Biden's Fireside Speech-- Way too little, Way Too Late-- Still Impaired

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Note Biden's hand. He's signaling to someone off camera as he fumbles reading a teleprompter, or worse, cards
Note Biden's hand. He's signaling to someone off camera as he fumbles reading a teleprompter, or worse, cards
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Biden's video this morning is pathetic. He can't read the teleprompter. He offers empty calorie, pablum, pollyana talk with no substantive leadership or ideas This is not presidential. It's puppetry and more evidence Biden does not have the chops to run against Trump.

Unlike any other leader speaking to the Covid-19 crisis, Biden allows no questions and includes no experts or advisors (who could be participating digitally from remote locales.)

Biden continues to demonstrate a complete failure to do what a real, strong presidential candidate should do-- be a leader, answer questions, assemble an impressive team of advisors, offer substantive, concrete proposals on how to deal with the situation. Instead, Biden did an embarrassingly fumbling job of reading from a teleprompter a speech written for him.

Biden disappeared almost completely since his first SuperTuesday win, outside of his marathon lie episode in the CNN debate with Bernie Sanders. He gave as an excuse, last week, that he had to set up a broadcast studio-- and that would take at least four days. This is not how a person of presidential calibre operates. A truly presidential leader would assemble a team that could have him up and running within hours. He/she would be visible every day. Personally, I believe Biden is being hidden by his handlers because he has dementia.

I believe that Biden will never be the Democratic presidential candidate.

One possibility is the Democratic electorate wakes up and elects Bernie Sanders. Already, eight states have delayed their primary elections. I expect more states will do so. Ads Biden's abject failure to demonstrate his ability to lead continues, Bernie Sanders will look better and better.

Another possibility is that Biden supporters will keep voting for the Biden shell-- the chimera held up by his DNC handlers. Come July, when there is a digital convention, (do you really think that there will be a crowded convention in Minneapolois then?) Biden's handlers will drop the veil, show Biden to be the dementia patient he is and withdraw him from the running. Then, all the delegates who voted for Biden, plus the superdelegates, will get behind someone the DNC, in cooperation with Hillary Clinton, selects. It could be Ohio Senator Sherrod Brown, NY Governor Andrew Cuomo, Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer or, I think less likely, Amy Klobuchar.

I've been reviled as a BernieBro by Biden supporters. They are nasty hypocrites.

I stand by my previous article, Where the F*ck is Biden. The video he released today does not do the job. It is what one would expect if a patient with dementia was being propped up. It is not surprising that no comments are allowed on the youtube video. But when I check the stats, there are more thumbs down than thumbs up for the video.

We need to make this hashtag go viral #WhereIsJoeBiden

 

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Short of fumbling the response and getting us into a Great Depression/Pandemic with 100s of thousands dead, Biden is toast and Trump will be easily reelected.

Trump COULD screw this up. Surgical masks made out of underwear parts by Hanes. A lack of ventilators less than 2 weeks supply in the major disease areas. Well, Biden did mention that. So it could still turn his way, but we'll all be in deep trouble for it to happen.

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Rob is correct. This chat of Biden's is way to little, way too late. It has consistently been his campaign leaders who have been appearing on the networks to answer questions he should be answering himself, but he can't. If discussion isn't written for him, he can't discuss. What he talked about here is what real leaders, i.e., the governors & mayors, have been talking about for wks, if not months: the incompetency of this administration and what they really need.

He never said a word about the competition they are finding themselves in w/each other for PPE, housing for the afflicted, & most important, adequate testing. He never said a word about how our Asian-Americans, especially Chinese, are so offended by the president constantly referring to Covid-19 as "The Chinese Virus."

Way too little, way too late.


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Dear Joe, please do the right thing for the Country and drop out of the race so Bernie becomes the nominee.

You are clearly not up to this and have been hiding while Bernie has been front and center with the talks and plans that need to be passed to help the workers in this country get through this.

NoJoe 2020

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This Is all working out the way the Hillary cabal of the DNC has planned it. They hope now Bernie takes the remaining delegates so neither go to the convention with the 1990+ delegates forcing a second round and the superdelegate votes. That's when the fun begins and we will see the anointed one or her first choice, Kamala, as the rising stars.

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Hey, here's the deal: a fireside chat, "all we have to fear is fear itself". Kinda catchy.

Here's the bottom line, Joe. This pathetic performance is above your paygrade.

(irony, because it only hurts when you laugh!)

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I may need a Billy Club to comb my non-existent hair.

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Wow, now I'm so depressed (but very, very well done, Rob).

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Yes, ill or not, Biden has captured the official DNC 'spotlight' for the time being. He's piling up the delegates and primary wins and that may be why 'the powers that be' are keeping Biden 'out there' to deliver the Party's 'main talking points'. Suddenly, Jill 'throws in the towel? and admits that hubby Joe has 'tried his best' at his seventy seven years of age but he's not feel'in up to 'going the distance'? Suddenly, on the Democratic Convention Floor, the 'spotlight' shifts' to a 'dark horse' candidate that has been successfully battling the COVID-19 virus 'on the front lines' - the 40th Governor of California, Gavin Newsom, at fifty two years of age, 6' 3" tall, gets invited up to the podium and gets a standing ovation from all the assembled delegates, as he relates how they 'got it all done' in California?

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I posted this to Facebook and there are Biden supporters who think it was a perfectly fine speech. What do you say to someone that clueless and undiscerning?

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I'd say they've found their man...

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