The Biden paradox: Should Democrats be all in on the former vice president or all out?

The Biden paradox: Should Democrats be all in on the former vice president or all out?
Joe Biden (Image via Twitter)

[Ed. – Are Dems yet ruing their decision to publicize the Hunter Biden story as a last desperate attempt to evict Trump from the Oval Office?]

On a blistering afternoon in the courtyard of the East Las Vegas Community Center, former Vice President Joe Biden steps to the lectern. With white hair and aviator glasses, he looks like he wandered off the set of an Invisible Man remake.

“How’s he going to hold up in this heat?” whispers a middle-aged white woman in the crowd to her husband. The latter keeps eyes forward under a golf visor, as if attention might keep the 76-year-old Biden upright.

If Donald Trump is expanding with age, Baron Harkonnen-style, like a giant zit, Biden seems to be shrinking. Always a verbal loose cannon, he goes blank now with regularity, lacing every minute of every appearance with the threat of media calamity.

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Biden and Trump appear destined to be linked, by age, social media heat … and now, the exploding Ukraine scandal.

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