Considering that he couldn’t remember Barack Obama’s name while on the campaign trail, referring to him as “the last guy,” it’s something of a minor achievement that Joe Biden came as close as he did to identifying the two Democratic candidates from Georgia who were running (successfully in once case as it turns) for Senate seats.
Here he is in Georgia telling a crowd of prospective voters that sending “Jon and the Reverend to Washington” will restore “hope and decency and honor.”
It is unclear whether he was unable to make out Jon Ossoff’s last name or either of Raphael Warnock’s names on the teleprompter, which he goes nowhere without, but the repeated reference to Jon and the Reverend was reminiscent of other famous duos like Sonny and Cher or Captain and Tenille.
And that’s not an exaggeration, that is a literal — that’s literally true. If you send Jon and the Reverend to Washington, those $2,000 checks will go out the door, restoring hope and decency and honor for so many people who are struggling right now. And if you send senators Perdue and Loeffler back to Washington, those checks will never get there. It’s just that simple. The power is literally in your hands. By electing Jon and the Reverend, you can break the gridlock that has gripped Washington and this nation. With their votes in the Senate, we’ll be able to make the progress we need to make on jobs, on health care, on justice, on the environment, and so many important things. By electing Jon and the Reverend, you’ll be voting to get the states the resources they need to get the vaccines distributed. It’s a shame what’s happening now.
On a serious note, it doesn’t appear that Biden’s age-related dementia is receding, not that that condition ever does. One if left wondering how long he can remain active as president. Last night’s loss in one of the Georgia contests and the fact that the Democrat is leading in the other are bitter pills. Having to contemplate a President Kamala Harris is hard to fathom.