As Hillary is agonizingly fading away, Democrats are scrambling for an acceptable replacement candidate. In order to continue making history, their inexperienced community organizer was to be succeeded by the first woman president or, better yet, a “twofer” with the first Native American (?) woman president, Elizabeth Warren. That dream seems dead so they are turning to a court jester.
When asked about Joe Biden, most people’s first reaction is laughter – and they are not laughing with him, they are laughing at him. That’s because Biden has trouble speaking for more than 30 seconds without making a gaffe of some sort. It is his trademark and being the court jester of the Obama administration is his best-known accomplishment.
He needs to overcome that image if he is to be a serious presidential candidate but if he does, he would no longer be the Biden everyone knows. That would leave the Democrats with an unknown, aging candidate whose election would not “make history”, thus, alienating many of the party’s voters.
On the other hand, a debate with Donald Trump could mask Joe’s gaffes or, at the very least, make them seem less inappropriate. Donald has his own unique way of squeezing laughter out of seriousness that could make Joe feel right at home and perhaps propel his gaffes to a higher creative level. Who knows? They may even pick each other as running mates. Wouldn’t that be something for the history books?
It would be best for all if Biden just went away. Were he to run and win we would basically be subjected to an Obama third term. That would be embarrassing and devastating for the country. We’ve had enough of that.
David J. Hentosh