|Stepping off his plane in Beijing 2011, Biden was met by a Chinese military honor guard |
before being whisked off to the U.S. Embassy
I don’t know how much Jen O’Malley Dillon gets paid, but it’s not near enough. Having the embarrassing job as manager for the Joe Biden campaign, O’Malley Dillon is charged with making sure her candidate says and does the right things, and fix things when he doesn’t. She's fighting a losing war.
In a normal election year, Joe Biden’s presidential campaign would’ve been the laughingstock of both sides. It’s a campaign so filled with gaffes, blunders, outright lies and teleprompter issues that, at times, it’s hard to take it seriously. While DJT has been criticized for not being “presidential,” the Biden campaign has been anything but. Both before and after the banshee Kampala Harris was added to the ticket. Every time Biden speaks in public, or from his basement, I’m sure his campaign staff is biting their lip, fingers crossed, hoping he doesn’t F**k up or, even worse, say something that is sure to alienate the masses.
In all fairness, a campaign for any political office is a grind, especially the presidency. When a candidate is constantly in the public eye, mistakes are going to happen. The President, who is in the spotlight more than anyone, even messes up on occasion. But while many of Biden’s gaffes are seemingly harmless, even if they send his campaign staff scrambling, there are some recent statements from the former VP who should know better, that are downright troubling – mistakes or not.
For example on Oct. 10, during an interview which Biden mistakenly addressed the people of Arizona while in Nevada, he said voters “don’t deserve” to know his stance on expanding the Supreme Court. It’s unfathomable to think that someone running for the highest office in the land would tell voters they don’t deserve to know his position on the most talked-about issue at the time.
In the span of three days, Biden said voters don’t deserve to know his position on court-packing, 56 percent of them probably shouldn’t vote for him and, to top it all off, they don’t have good memories. To witness a presidential candidate have such a dismissive attitude toward the backbone of our democracy – voters – is concerning. To see Biden display such behavior on multiple occasions indicates his intolerance and disdain for anyone who disagrees with him.
That doesn’t seem very “presidential” to me anyway you look at it.
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