Now that the Midterm elections are largely in the past and potential candidates are sending out feelers for 2020, a familiar name and face have surfaced. Former Vice President, and the man who blurted out how many functional nuclear weapons the nation has in its arsenal, Joe Biden has determined that he is the man for the job.
“I’ll be as straight with you as I can. I think I’m the most qualified person in the country to be president,” Biden said to applause at the University of Montana. “The issues that we face as a country today are the issues that have been in my wheelhouse, that I’ve worked on my whole life.”
“No one should run for the job unless they believe that they would be qualified doing the job. I’ve been doing this my whole adult life, and the issues that are the most consequential relating to the plight of the middle class and our foreign policy are things that I have — even my critics would acknowledge, I may not be right but I know a great deal about it,” he added.
This from the man who drives a beautiful vintage Corvette and is the very definition of why wives and daughters should be locked up – and even the Democrats know that.
What creepy Uncle Joe does not want to admit is that a good number of Biden’s critics are members of his own party and the people who regularly vote for them. Biden was considered to be insurance against an assassination of Barack Obama.
And he thinks he’s the most qualified person for the job of president. In the country.
So what did the moderator at the event where these remarks were made have to say about these rather bold claims?
The moderator, Bruce Feiler, pointed out some of the potential liabilities of a Biden campaign, saying “He’s too old. He signed, he cosponsored the crime bill. He was the chairman of the judiciary committee during the Anita Hill hearings, and he’s out of touch in the era of Me Too. $1.5 million ain’t gonna cut it anymore, you need $100 million. Who wants to wake up at 6 a.m. for the next two years and get insults from the President of the United States? … You’re a gaffe machine. I could go on. Which of these scares you the most?”
“None of them,” Biden said before moving on to defend some of those potential liabilities.
“I am a gaffe machine, but my God what a wonderful thing compared to a guy who can’t tell the truth,” he said. “I’m ready to litigate all those things, the question is what kind of nation are we becoming? What are we going to do? Who are we?”
Who we are as a nation, in this case, is not nearly as important as what we are, and that is smart enough not to elect Joe Biden for chief executive.