Former Vice President Joe Biden’s recent decision to duck a fourth presidential debate tells you everything you need to know about the presumptive Democrat nominee’s rapidly depleting stamina: the man is already too tired to run a full campaign against President Trump.
When the Trump Campaign offered Biden a chance to participate in a fourth debate this fall — to take place a few weeks ahead of the others in order to give both candidates a chance to reach early voters before they cast their ballots in this historic election — the former vice president and his team decided to stick with their bunker strategy of minimizing all public exposure.
Biden’s campaign manager, Jen O’Malley Dillon, emphatically declared that Biden would participate only in the absolute minimum number of debates he possibly could.
Of course, it’s easy to understand why Biden’s handlers are so eager to isolate their feeble candidate. For the past several months, Biden has appeared visibly exhausted at campaign events, mentally fatigued during media interviews, and forgetful during speeches. His public appearances have already produced an extensive playlist of awkward gaffes that have apparently convinced his campaign staffers that their best strategy is to let him out of the basement just often enough to prove he’s still alive.
Just the other day, Biden claimed that 120 million Americans have died from the coronavirus — overstating the actual death toll from the horrible pandemic by approximately 119.9 million deaths.
Biden couldn’t even handle himself during a controlled radio interview, angrily sputtering recently that Black Americans “ain't black” if they don’t support him this November. Just imagine what might come out of his mouth during the live debates with President Trump.
Biden’s campaign manager obviously doesn’t want to do any more damage control than she has to, so it’s easy to understand why she’s dodging the fourth debate — her candidate just isn’t up for it.
Of course, Biden’s lackluster stamina raises a whole host of other important questions about his mental fitness for the highest office in the land.
While Joe Biden’s career-spanning record of creepy and strange behavior is often overlooked by the mainstream media, our country can’t afford to have a president who acts this way abroad. Sniffing Queen Elizabeth's hair and whispering in her ear would humiliate our entire nation. Hearing him tell the Israeli Prime Minister that he “ain’t Jewish” if he doesn’t embrace Biden’s foreign policy would be an equally horrifying experience.
America needs a leader who is both ready and willing to respond with alacrity and vigor to every unexpected challenge, and who has the necessary endurance to represent our country on the world stage. President Trump has proven time and time again that he has what it takes to lead America.
Joe Biden? He can’t even stomach a single extra debate scheduled months in advance.
Boris Epshteyn is the Strategic Advisor for Coalitions on the Trump 2020 Campaign and served in the White House as Special Assistant to The President and Assistant Communications Director for Surrogate Operations.