Joe Biden drifts off into incoherence in MSNBC softball interview, as wife Jill tries hard to look unconcerned
Do Democrats really believe that they can push to victory a presidential candidate who is incapable of one full minute of coherent discourse, even in a friendly environment? With more than half a year before Election Day, Joe Biden is rapidly mentally deteriorating, and it is increasingly sad watching him and his wife trying to cope with responsibilities that even in his salad days were beyond his capacity. (Remember when he plagiarized campaign speeches decades ago?)
Yesterday, his friends on MSNBC’s Morning Joe metaphorically threw him a softball and he fumbled it, and then kept dropping it, having it roll away, stumbling, tripping, and then just giving up… with a disturbing, off-kilter smiling face, as if he were about to play a third banjo in Deliverance.
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It will take a minute of your life to watch the sad spectacle. As you do, keep an eye on his wife, Jill, who tries very hard to look unconcerned, but can’t help looking at him from time to time. Watch her eyes for clues about what’s going on in her heart:
A very moving anecdote from the Democratic presidential candidate pic.twitter.com/jmRvRROe61— Tom Elliott (@tomselliott) April 16, 2020
Kudos to Stephen Green of PJ Media for transcribing the stream of consciousness mishmash of words:
I sat with a guy on, on a telephone and he’s telling me, he said, "I don’t always," he said, "Look, I, I, I, I, I, I’m, I, I worked at the hospital." And he said, "Then I, I got, I got myself a position where I got the virus so they quarantined me and, and they put me in the hospital, and I made it out and so I’m out [slurp]. But they don’t want me with my family. I’m on the third floor. I spent 15 minutes on the phone with them saying,' he said, 'I have a three-year-old and a four-year-old. They come to the door outside and they just knock on the door and say 'Daddy, Daddy, can I see you Daddy, can I see you Daddy?'’"
So we spent time going through it [slurp], I used to do with my kids when they were little and I couldn’t see them and we’d play games. I said, "Knock, make up a game, knock, knock on the door and say this is, you know [slurp]." [incomprehensible] This is practical things, the guy’s scared to death. And he’s worried about his children, he’s worried about his wie [sic]. I mean, these are practical things. And the president talks about this like, "OK, it’s gonna be OK. We’re gonna open… tomorrow. We’re gonna do this."
I mean, it just, I must tell you, it drives me crazy. I don’t know what he doesn’t understand.
I notice that the corporate media has stopped calling his wife “Dr Jill Biden” so much, lately. Is that because the false impression she has medical expertise (her doctorate is in education) now suggests her spouse is in need of treatment?