Some consider it taboo to ask whether a candidate is too old to serve as president. Not the press. The New York Times, the Washington Post, Politico, CNN, the Atlantic, the Associated Press, Slate and just about every other premium and low-rent outlet you can name has crossed the ageism line to ask the “too old” question in recent articles about Joe Biden, age 76, often in the headline itself. These pieces render judgment on Biden’s physical stamina (damn good), verbal skills (he’s a little mush-mouthed), processing speed (seems a tad lost sometimes), memory (better on stuff that happened 30 years ago than five years ago) and tendency to gaffe (you have to ask?).Story Continued Below But after tallying Biden’s repeated stumbles, miscues and mental lapses, journalists tend to retreat from calling Biden too infirm to run the White House. The greater press taboo, it seems, isn’t asking the question about Biden but answering it. The press corps’ … [Read more...] about Is Joe Biden Too Old?
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THE BIDEN NARRATIVE … BLOOMBERG: “Biden Misdates 2018 Parkland Shooting in His Latest Blunder,” by Emma Kinery: “Joe Biden said he was vice president when the deadly high school shooting in Parkland, Florida, took place. Except, it happened in 2018, more than a year after he left office -- the latest gaffe by the Democratic presidential front-runner.“Biden told reporters in Iowa on Saturday that ‘those kids in Parkland came up to see me when I was vice president.’ But when they visited Capitol Hill to talk with members of Congress, lawmakers were ‘basically cowering, not wanting to see them. They did not want to face it on camera.’ … “An official with the Biden campaign said the former vice president was thinking of the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, when he misspoke. That attack, in which 20 children between six and seven years old were killed along with six staff members, was in … [Read more...] about POLITICO PLAYBOOK: The Biden narrative takes hold
By Lisa Kashinsky | [email protected] and Sean Philip Cotter | [email protected] | PUBLISHED: September 17, 2019 at 8:50 pm | UPDATED: September 17, 2019 at 8:51 pm “Rite Aid” … wrong store! Joe Biden’s latest campaign-trail gaffe is an inspiring tale about a Boston strike — it just didn’t happen quite like Joe said. The presidential front-runner was speaking at an AFL-CIO event in Philadelphia Tuesday when he recounted visiting Boston last April to address the Stop & Shop workers’ strike — except he called it the “Rite Aid strike.” “When I went up to the — there was the Rite Aid strike. I looked out in that parking lot when I was talking with the folks and I was walking a picket line up in Boston,” Biden said. “And what happened? I looked out there and I’ll bet you 40% of the people there were non-union.”Biden, not yet a presidential candidate at the time, lent his … [Read more...] about Joe Biden’s latest campaign gaffe hits Boston
"There go the people. I must follow them, for I am their leader," is a remark attributed to a French politician during the turbulent times of 1848. Joe Biden's Wednesday declaration that President Donald Trump should be impeached is in that tradition. Joe is scrambling to get out in front of the sentiment for impeachment in the party he professes to lead. Several factors surely influenced Biden's change of mind. Beset by gaffes and mental lapses while campaigning, which rivals like Cory Booker have seized upon to imply that Biden, at 76, is losing it and may not be up to the demands of the presidency, the former vice president has been on a steady slide in the polls. This week, he was displaced as Democratic front-runner by Sen. Elizabeth Warren. And the $15 million Biden boasts of raising in the third quarter was eclipsed by the $25 million raised by Warren. Moreover, with Bernie Sanders hospitalized after a heart attack, the possibility of a stampede to Warren as the … [Read more...] about Is Impeachment Now Inevitable?
3 minutes ago “There go the people. I must follow them, for I am their leader,” is a remark attributed to a French politician during the turbulent times of 1848. Joe Biden’s declaration last Wednesday that President Trump should be impeached is in that tradition. Joe is scrambling to get out in front of the sentiment for impeachment in the party he professes to lead. Several factors surely influenced Biden’s change of mind. Beset by gaffes and mental lapses while campaigning, which rivals like Cory Booker have seized upon to imply that Biden, at 76, is losing it and may not be up to the demands of the presidency, the former vice president has been on a steady slide in the polls. Last week, he was displaced as Democratic front-runner by Sen. Elizabeth Warren. And the $15 million Biden boasts of raising in the third quarter was eclipsed by the $25 million raised by Warren. Biden concluded that he could not remain ambivalent and allow his rivals to appear tougher … [Read more...] about Pat Buchanan: Is impeachment now inevitable?
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