Joe Biden has been issuing pronouncements from his basement. But what he hasn’t been doing lately is giving any kind of long form interviews.
Fox’s Chris Wallace: "In our interview last week with President Trump, he questioned whether his opponent Joe Biden could handle a similar encounter. Well, we asked the Biden campaign for an interview and they said the former VP was not available. We'll keep asking every week.” pic.twitter.com/5BIbp6dQ02
— TV News HQ (@TVNewsHQ) July 26, 2020
That says a lot, and leads one to say again, how could he possibly survive in a series of debates? Right now, he’s committed to three debates and President Donald Trump wants more, knowing it will expose Biden.
So it sounds like Democrats are testing out an excuse for that. It’s definitely the most shameless excuse ever.
Because, according to former Clintonista and CNN commentator Joe Lockhart, President Donald Trump would lie and Biden would have to spend all his time correcting him, he shouldn’t bother to debate him. Listen to this ridiculous spin as they try to justify this.
Trump “will take the truth and destroy it, and Biden will be in the position of correcting him over and over and over again. I don't think he should give him that platform.” pic.twitter.com/4EOR4Q9Um7
— CNN (@CNN) August 1, 2020
Trump “spins these conspiracy theories out there. And, up till now, most of those theories are broadcast by Fox News and, you know, on his Twitter feed.”
Wait a second. Who has been spinning conspiracy theories about the president for the last four years, even hiring a foreign national to spread Russian disinformation to undermine the president in a huge hoax that has damaged the country? Hint: not Trump.
How hilarious is this excuse?
Now, let’s just remind everyone that it’s Joe Biden who previously had to drop out of a prior run for President when he was caught lying about his background and plagiarizing. And if anything it would be Trump who would have to spend all his time calling out Biden’s lies.
But the whole claim is just silly. If Biden spent the time calling out Trump lies, wouldn’t that make him look good? Of course it would. So that’s why the whole excuse is just silly.
What he’s really admitting is Biden can’t stand up in a bruising debate. But if he can’t do that, then he could never stand up to being President.
What Lockhart knows is what the rest of us who have been seeing Biden deteriorate over the months in videos already know and acknowledge: there’s a huge problem. If Americans see that on national stage, it’s over for Democrats.
Lockhart says he knows what Republicans would say if Democrats refuse to debate, but that it’s worth it not to. They admit the bar is so low for Biden and Lockhart still doesn’t want to do it. That just shows how far gone that Biden must be at this point. This is even worse than an excuse using the virus.
The spin has begun. Expect more to jump aboard with this silly narrative.