Back in February, former Vice President suffered something of an identity crisis. Addressing a campaign rally in South Carolina, he introduced himself by name and added, “I’m a candidate for the United States Senate.” He added later in the same speech that if people did not like him, they could “vote for the other Biden.”
Thanks to a video his campaign released days ago, we now appear to have a clue who “the other Biden” is: himself. Watch. A transcript follows.
Good afternoon, everyone. As [inaudible] I’m Joe Biden’s husband, Joe Biden.
Earlier this week, Biden held his first press conference in nearly three months. At the event, he informed his audience that, like Punxsutawney Phil retreating into the earth after glimpsing his shadow on Groundhog’s Day, he would be returning to the safe confines of his home basement following the presser. “I am going to follow the doctor’s orders, not only for me but for the country,” he told reporters, according to the Washington Post, explaining that the COVID-19 risk was simply too great to plan future news conferences.
As for his declining mental health status, Biden assured the media that he is “constantly tested” for mental decline. Apart from the senselessness of the claim — testing for cognitive decline is not administered on a daily basis the way blood pressure might for a patient with serious heart disease— Biden failed to say what the tests revealed.