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Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Please tell me why I should care whether Joe Biden is declining mentally when President Donald Trump bottomed out morally long ago. I'm serious. I'd rather drink milk past its expiration date than arsenic.

It's an ugly tack, but familiar. As Washington Post columnist Marc Thiessen observed, media coverage of President Ronald Reagan's 1984 re-election campaign included references to his apparent confusion, questions about his mental alertness and mentions of the prevalence of dementia and senility among people in their mid-to-late 70s. Reagan was then 73. Biden is 77 but would be 78 at his inauguration. If he's elected, Thiessen wrote, "He'll be older on the day he takes office than Reagan was on the day he left office. So, yes, his mental fitness is a legitimate issue."

However, two flawed candidates don't add up to a jump ball. At this point, gaffes and all, Biden is our only choice.

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Biden's bumbling isn't the defining issue, not even close, and we shouldn't let Trump use it to do in 2020 what he did in 2016, which was to portray his opponent " then, Hillary Clinton " as so enormously unappealing and recklessly unacceptable that, to many Americans Trump looked ever so marginally better in comparison, which is to say that he looked endurable.

Put another way, Trump has to make himself just slightly less awful than everyone and everything else. He has to get a crucial number of voters who are either genuinely wavering, considering a third-party candidate or looking for an excuse to vote for him to say what many of them did four years ago: "The Democrats haven't given me any real choice. There are no good options."

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Wow that was an upbeat, rousing endorsement.

How the New York Times thinks that this even remotely reflects positively on the Biden Campaign is beyond me.

#1 | Posted by leftcoastlawyer at 2020-05-20 06:41 PM | Reply

Simple, Biden will restore Honesty, Honor and Dignity to POTUS. There is no arguing that, Biden is light years ahead of Trump on those measures.

Trump was able to smear Hillary with Russia's help on honesty, and lie about his competency.

In 2020, the covid crisis proved that Trump is not up to the job of running a country. His past shows he isn't up to the job of running successful legal businesses. What he is good at is grifting and corrupting law enforcement.

Many crony capitalists and their dupes will support a corrupt racist, but more will want a honest, capable and honorable POTUS.

#2 | Posted by bored at 2020-05-20 08:49 PM | Reply

I really appreciate the pragmatism and just hope Biden can fire on both pistons during the debates. I want to see him punch a verbal hole through Trump's wall of garbage talk. He needs to be put down instantly every time he opens his gob. No Xanax in the hot sauce this time Hillary.

#3 | Posted by redlightrobot at 2020-05-20 08:53 PM | Reply

Biden is not up to the task. Look,I want Biden to win now, he's got my full support. But Trump's gonna eat him alive. It is not going to be entertaining to watch. It's going to be painful and humiliating to see him broken down on live TV. Theres still time to get someone stronger. Cuomo could thrash Trump in debate. Even Bernie is weak compared to him by that metric. Liz could possibly take Trump if she got aggressive enough. But Cuomo, warts and all,and he has plenty,Is a street fighter in his prime. I don't think Trump would prevail against HIM!

#4 | Posted by Effeteposer at 2020-05-21 12:20 AM | Reply

But Trump's gonna eat him (Biden) alive.

#4 | Posted by Effeteposer

He hasn't so far.

Trump's gone going to extreme lengths to cheat on this election.

But he hasn't eaten Biden so far.

Are you talking about potential debates?

There won't be one, unless Trump remains as underwater as he is in battleground states.

Which will prove my point.

#5 | Posted by Zed at 2020-05-21 10:27 AM | Reply

LMAO. Biden is one of the most corrupt creatures Washington has ever produced.

You guys gotta stop mentioning Biden. Every time his name comes up it makes the entire Democrat Party look stupid for giving him the nom

#6 | Posted by WhiteDevil at 2020-05-21 12:20 PM | Reply

LMAO. Biden is one of the most corrupt creatures Washington has ever produced.

Hardly.

Apparently you're one of those fatty, floating turds. You circle the drain but keep popping back up when the water settles.

#7 | Posted by jpw at 2020-05-21 02:19 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

"Every time his name comes up it makes the entire Democrat Party look stupid for giving him the nom"

You post that with a straight face? After nominating Trump in your party?

#8 | Posted by danni at 2020-05-22 10:45 AM | Reply

Liberalism just can't help but shoot themselves in the foot. This kind of talk is just so stupid. There is no perfect candidate ffs.

#9 | Posted by BruceBanner at 2020-05-22 11:14 AM | Reply

WHITE DEVIL

Are you now a member of Boaz' new "Keep the Hate Alive" club?

#10 | Posted by Twinpac at 2020-05-22 11:36 AM | Reply

Here is the key, JOE BIDEN KNOWS HOW TO SEEK OUT AND ACCEPT THE ADVICE OF EXPERTS.

TRUMP HAS NO CLUE.

IMHO, this is the largest, most glaring fatal flaw of Trumpism.

#11 | Posted by oldwhiskeysour at 2020-05-23 10:32 AM | Reply

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