Joe Biden has always been “gaffe-prone” but lately, the former Vice President has been really struggling to function.
It’s getting pretty obvious that this isn’t normal behavior.
In February, Biden forgot that he was running for President and accidentally said that he was running for the Senate. He also said, “look me over and if you like what you see, vote for me, or if not, vote for the other Biden.”
He’s relying on his notes even for basic information, and his team is very strict with cutting interviews off short.
WATCH: Joe Biden's staff interrupts local TV interview pic.twitter.com/4itxZOl9eS
— Trump War Room – Text TRUMP to 88022 (@TrumpWarRoom) May 21, 2020
During his “basement campaign” Biden posed a question to a pre-recorded video.
Why is Joe Biden asking a video recording a question?
"You're an ICU nurse, aren't you? Is that what I was told?" – Joe Biden pic.twitter.com/9ZvFyacQkA
— Francis Brennan (@FrancisBrennan) June 23, 2020
And then there are the gaffes.
According to Joe Biden, almost the entire population of the United States is currently dead.
THIS JUST IN: There are only 60 million people left in America! Why? Well, @JoeBiden said today that 120 million Americans have died because of COVID. Earlier in the campaign, he said 150 million Americans died of gun violence. So do the math! Oy Gevalt! pic.twitter.com/0yy0PftQMb
— David Brody (@DavidBrodyCBN) June 25, 2020
This means that every vote counts.
Voters have started to noticed that Joe’s not the same Joe that ran with Obama.
In a new Rasmussen poll, 20 percent of Democrats believe that Biden is exhibiting signs of dementia.
Nearly four-out-of-10 voters believe Joe Biden has dementia. Most voters, including just over half of Democrats, feel it is important for the likely Democratic presidential nominee to publicly address the issue.
The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 38% of Likely U.S. Voters think Biden is suffering from some form of dementia. Based on what they have seen and read, 48% disagree, but 14% are not sure.
Twenty percent (20%) of voters in his own party think Biden has dementia. But that compares to 66% of Republicans and 30% of voters not affiliated with either major party.
Critics contend that Biden’s frequent gaffes and confusing statements suggest he has dementia. Sixty-one percent (61%) of all voters believe it is important for Biden to address the dementia issue publicly, with 41% who say it is Very Important. Thirty-six percent (36%) say it is not important for Biden to speak out on the issue, including 19% who feel it is Not at All Important.
Source: Rasmussen Reports
This follows a Zogby poll showing that the majority of likely voters believe that he is in the “early stages of dementia.”
A majority (55%) of likely voters surveyed thought it was more likely (much more and somewhat more likely combined) that Vice President Biden is in the early stages of dementia, while 45% thought it was less likely (much less and somewhat less likely combined). Overall, subgroups who normally approve of Trump’s job as president, were the most likely to believe Biden could be suffering from dementia. Thus, majorities of Republicans (77% more likely/23% less likely) and Independents (56% more likely/44% less likely) thought Joe Biden had early-onset dementia; while nearly a third of Democrats (32% more likely/68% less likely) thought this was the case.
Source: Zogby Analytics
In Biden’s first public appearance taking questions, Doug McKelway of Fox News asked about his cognitive abilities. Biden said that he has been tested and is “constantly tested.”
Here’s the full exchange:
Biden responds to speculation that he's facing a cognitive decline: "I can hardly wait to compare my cognitive capability to the cognitive capability of the man I am running against" https://t.co/Nj065CIsxp pic.twitter.com/SN2xWZ2LUR
— CBS News (@CBSNews) June 30, 2020
Biden says that he is looking forward to facing off against Trump.
So are we, Joe. So are we.
Here’s what McKelway said of the interaction:
Fox News’ Doug McKelway yesterday:
“There is speculation…there’s no hiding it anymore, that based upon several gaffes that Biden has made in recent months and even in recent years, that he is experiencing the first effects of some sort of mild dementia or cognitive impairment." pic.twitter.com/R8vOl81kLW
— JM Rieger (@RiegerReport) July 1, 2020
Like clockwork, the Media(D) firefighters are out in force. Here’s Vox co-founder Matthew Yglesias.
Like people can say that Biden is “hiding in his basement” if their goal is to lie, but he’s actually been doing events and interviews and they’re fine.
The thing about lying is you don’t actually want to start believing your own BS.
— Matthew Yglesias (@mattyglesias) June 30, 2020
Because his performance at the Democratic debates was just stellar, right?
Even Joe Rogan has said that Joe’s not all there…
But Democrats think he’s just fine.
This is what they’re willing to vote for:
— Labels Belong On Jars (@politickil) June 29, 2020
The Democrats are desperate, but that doesn’t mean that Republicans should be complacent.
Get out there and vote on Election Day!