AP featured image
Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden checks his notes as he speaks during an event with local union members in the backyard of a home in Lancaster, Pa., Monday, Sept. 7, 2020. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Yesterday, Democrat presidential nominee Joe Biden pushed away from the bowl of cream of wheat, popped a couple of Dulcolax, strapped on a fresh Depends®, and boarded the No Malarkey Express for Michigan. It is pretty obvious that Biden is just as uncomfortable outside his basement as his campaign staff is having him leave it. It has to be tough on Biden. He’s on that leading edge of full-blown senile dementia where he’s still cognizant enough to a) remember what he used to be like, b) to realize that he’s f***ed up right now, and c) to know that it’s not going to get better with time. In another couple of months, he won’t have those worries.

There was not an auspicious start to the journey. More Trump supporters than Biden supporters turned out to welcome him.

No amount of Cato Institute and Brookings Institute white papers and talking points are ever going to convince anyone in any Michigan city that NAFTA was a great deal for them. Biden seems to have gone totally retro in his talking points on NAFTA, lifting the entire platform of the 2008 Obama campaign, which is “blame Bush.”

But, other than the lethargy, the enthusiasm was palpable:

When it came to speaking, Biden was just as sharp as ever:

He also suffered from the chronic confusion that is a precursor to being mentally incapacitated by dementia.

Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden misspoke during a campaign stop in Michigan, incorrectly saying that over 6,000 U.S. military members have died from the novel coronavirus.

Speaking in Warren, Mich., Biden cited the number of confirmed cases and deaths from COVID-19 in Michigan as being the numbers for the military, saying the armed forces had seen 118,984 cases and 6,114 deaths.

Shortly after the event, Biden’s campaign quickly clarified that Biden had mixed up the numbers for Michigan with those from military. As of Wednesday, only seven members of the military had died from COVID-19.

The story is that in his notes he saw the abbreviation MI…for Michigan, you know, the state where he was speaking…and thought it stood for Military. Like that is supposed to make it better.

Moreso than any election in my lifetime, 2020 is essentially a referendum on the incumbent. Biden has no new or workable ideas. One shouldn’t expect him to; he’s part of the inner clique that offshored American manufacturing, nearly destroyed the American middle class, supported unbridled illegal immigration for the sake of cheap construction and landscaping, and created a dog’s breakfast of our foreign policy. Biden looks at the mess and is satisfied because it is as he intended. No one likes or respects Biden. No one is inspired by him or Ka-MAL-a/KA-mal-a/KAMAL-a/Ka-MALA Harris. This is not unknown to Biden and his campaign. Their strategy of hiding Biden away in a lockbox and reducing his exposure to the public demonstrates their fear of what Biden is going to say next. They believe all they need is a candidate-in-waiting, an alternative to President Trump. That, when spiced up with epic levels of vote fraud by mail-in ballots with no exact end date on the election, is their path to victory.

streiff
Managing Editor at RedState
Former infantry officer, CGSC grad and Army Operations Center alumnus.
RedState member since 2004.
polite emails to [email protected] Jerk emails will be blocked.
Follow me on Twitter
Read more by streiff