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. The author of this post is Mitch Kokai
of the Boston Globe highlights
a major challenge between now and November for the Democratic presidential candidate.
- Only 16 days to the first presidential debate, and Dementia Joe Biden is resting up this weekend after a hard week of hitting the road, Jack.
- Only one problem for Joe: Whenever he ventures outside his basement, he often loses stuff — his mind, his train of thought or at least his notes.
- All dialogue guaranteed verbatim:
- "I carry with me — I don't have it. I gave it, I gave it to my staff. I carry it with me in my pocket a — do I have that around anyone? Where's my staff? I gave it away anyway ..."
- He must have found something, because soon he began reading - or trying to read - some statistics. Numbers are not Dementia Joe's forte, to put it mildly.
- This day, he kept repeating the word "military." But the actual virus numbers were for Michigan, the state he was in, in addition to his perpetual state of confusion.
- Perhaps his handlers wrote "MI," assuming that even someone as simple as Joe Biden could put two and two together. If so, they were misinformed.
- "U.S. COVID-infected military uh excuse me U.S. COVID-infected in America, six thousand 344,700 U.S. COVID deaths one thousand 189,506. Military COVID-infected 118,984. Military COVID deaths 6114."
- Actually, Mr. Vice President, the military's death toll is exactly seven. The fatalities in Michigan, where you were babbling, is actually closer to that six-thousand figure. ...
- ... "If you change the tax rate it went from 38 percent to 21. If you just send it back to 20 uh — 38%, um, if you — 36% to 28, that's what we started trying to do."
- When Slow Joe is up there on that debate stage in Cleveland, it will be must-see TV, if only to hear his positions on assorted issues at that particular moment.