- Biden has Made Gaffes While Speaking in the Past, Though in Recent Weeks They Have Gotten Worse.
- Many Worry if Biden can Stand Stand on The Stage with Trump, Much Less be Commander-in-Chief.
- Biden Seems to Hurt Himself Every time he Gets on Stage or in Front of a Camera.
Joe Biden, now the dominant front-runner in the Democratic presidential primary, has continued to have trouble speaking, maintaining a clear line of thought, and forming a coherent sentence. Over the past weeks Biden’s gaffes have gotten to the point where many are now weary if he has the capacity to stand on the stage with Trump, much less be the Commander-in-Chief.
Critics of the former Vice President began to vehemently attack Biden after he completely forgot the Declaration of Independence at a speech in Texas. Biden attempted to cite the well known line, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.” Biden instead stated “We hold these truths to be self-evident. All men and women are created, by the, you know, you know the thing.” It didn’t help that later in his speech Biden referred to Super Tuesday as “Super Thursday” and had just a week earlier declared in error that he was a Democratic candidate for the “United States Senate.”
Last week Biden continually went off the rails in his own live stream and on national news. During live stream, after appearing to loose track of his place on the teleprompter, Biden could not remember his current or subsequent points. He quickly went into an uncomfortable ad-lib, stating, “And, in addition to that, in addition to that we have to make sure that we, we are in a position that we are, well let me go the second thing, I’ve spoken enough on that,” Later in the week when asked whether businesses should re-open in the near future, Biden answered, “We have to take care of the cure, that will make the problem worse, no matter what.” When discussing President Trump Biden said, “Why doesn’t [Trump] just act like a president? That’s a stupid way to say it… I really wish he. Sorry,” When urged to finish his thought Biden declined, saying, “Oh, ah, probably best I don’t.” Later in that interview Biden made the strange comparison of Trump to a “yo-yo,” before cutting himself off saying “I shouldn’t have said it that way.”
High stakes speaking isn’t easy, and it would be unreasonable to expect only flawless eloquent speeches from our politicians, but Biden seems to deliver an incoherent ramble more often than a stately address. Biden has stated that he doesn’t believe we need any more debates, despite pushes from his opponent, Senator Bernie Sanders, for additional debates. It’s easy to understand why Biden would take this stance, as every time he gets on stage or in front of a camera he inevitably hurts himself.