Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden speaks about the coronavirus Thursday, March 12, 2020, in Wilmington, Del. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
Following Biden’s “Virtual Happy Hour” which my colleague, Bonchie, posted on here, the former Vice President decided to resume his shadow briefings on the Chinese virus on Wednesday. He wants to show Americans how a real president would handle this crisis. (He decided to skip Tuesday’s briefing. I suppose he was worn out after three ten minute interviews he’d given earlier in the day from his home studio.)
Those who watched it said the presumptive Democratic nominee “devolved into gibberish” at times. In the clip below, Biden tells viewers, “I’m going to, Barack, significantly increase the number of pell grants that are out there. A pell grant is a family basically less than $50,000 you’re able to get at the time, it was less than six but it raised it to $6000.”
Biden’s deterioration is becoming painful to watch. Even Democrats are talking about it now.
Lloyd Constantine, a New York attorney and one-time senior policy advisor to former New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer, writes, “Biden is a melting ice cube. Those of us who have closely watched as time ravaged the once sharp or even brilliant minds of loved ones and colleagues, recognize what is happening to the good soldier Joe.”
Nate Silver, a political statistician and the editor of blog FiveThirtyEight, writes that “Andrew Cuomo is now more likely to be the Democratic nominee than Bernie Sanders, according to PredictIt.”
— Nate Silver (@NateSilver538) March 25, 2020
Another lifelong Democrat tweets below, “We can’t do this. I’m officially begging now.”
I’m a lifelong Democrat. We can’t do this. I’m officially begging now.
— Rebecca Bitton (@rebeinstein) March 26, 2020
On the other hand, some Democrats say it will never happen. New York Magazine’s Ed Kilgore writes, “No, Democrats aren’t going to dump Biden and run Cuomo.”
Biden’s decline over just the last week has been extraordinary. I don’t think it will be possible for the Democrats to keep this farce going until November.
He is simply becoming too big for them to hide.