Even in his lucid moments, Biden seems really out of it

Even in his lucid moments, Biden seems really out of it
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If you watch interviews with presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden in their entirety these days, you are aware that his episodes of misspeaking, garbled words, and the like are interspersed with moments of linguistic clarity. (RELATE: Biden now spouting full-on gibberish: speaks of ‘implemencation,’ asks ‘where do we do’?)

That doesn’t mean he is advancing his goal of becoming the next president of the United States. Which is another way of saying that even when he makes sense, he doesn’t.

Consider as a case in point this short clip from a recent interview with CNN. In it, the former vice president says emphatically:

The government — the federal government — is in charge. The president says he’s a wartime president. This is a war against his virus. He should act like a wartime president. He should have someone else in charge with him, making sure all these things get implemented. It’s not like we didn’t know this was coming.

Except for his curious reference to the coronavirus as “his virus,” meaning the president’s, Biden comes off as pretty lucid. Not only that, but his idea is a sound one. With all of his awesome responsibilities even in times of peace, a president should in a health crisis like this appoint a point man to be a liaison and conduit for information between the members of a putative task force and the public.

Which is perhaps why on Feb. 26, Donald Trump did precisely that. He named Vice President Mike Pence to coordinate the government’s response to the coronavirus outbreak, as the New York Times and countless other sources chronicle.

Is Biden unaware of this? Or has he simply forgotten? (RELATED: It’s come to this: Biden can’t remember Obama’s name)

Howard Portnoy

Howard Portnoy

Howard Portnoy has written for The Blaze, HotAir, NewsBusters, Weasel Zippers, Conservative Firing Line, RedCounty, and New York’s Daily News. He has one published novel, Hot Rain, (G. P. Putnam’s Sons), and has been a guest on Radio Vice Online with Jim Vicevich, The Alana Burke Show, Smart Life with Dr. Gina, and The George Espenlaub Show.