It’s come to this: Biden can’t remember Obama’s name

It’s come to this: Biden can’t remember Obama’s name

Much has been written about former Vice Pres. Joe Biden’s conspicuous loss of mental alertness, such as his pledge yesterday to raise premiums in order to ensure that health care is “not quality” but “only affordable.” There is also his worrisome propensity for confusing the past for the present. This was on display during a recent speech in which he introduced himself as “a Democratic candidate for the United State’s Senate.”

But when you start forgetting the names of people who have played a central role in your life, you know you’ve got big problems. People like “the last guy.” That was the best the septuagenarian could do attempting to recall the name Barack Obama at a recent campaign event.

In a separate incident he awkwardly paused as he strained to remember the name of the president he served under for two terms, finally referring to him as “my boss.”

What makes this development especially problematic for Biden is that his entire campaign is built around his having been nearby when Obama signed this bill or take that action. His name has come up repeatedly in Biden’s promises to restore each and every one of his “boss’s” regulations that Donald Trump has overridden. It is almost certain to keep popping up.

This is no longer a joke about a gaffe-prone politician who during a speech invites a man long confined to a wheelchair to stand and take a bow. Joe Biden’s continued presence in the race will only become a greater source of public humiliation unless someone near and dear to him lets him know gently that his “time is up.”

LU Staff

LU Staff

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