On Monday, Joe Biden’s wife, Dr. Jill Biden, offered a somewhat less than compelling reason to vote for her husband for President. It’s just about the most lackluster endorsement I’ve ever heard. To paraphrase: You may think some other candidate has a better position on, say, health care, but you’ve got to look hard at who can win this election, and maybe you “swallow a little” this time and vote for my husband, even if you like someone else better, because the bottom line is, we have to beat Trump.
As I joked with Sean Hannity Tuesday night, I would hope my wife would be more enthusiastic than that. I can’t even imagine Janet, back when I was running for President, offering this kind of ringing endorsement: “Come on, you've got to vote for my husband. Hold your nose, swallow hard --- he’s not worth a darn, but, heck, we’ve just gotta win, so we really need for him to get your vote.” Janet was a tad more enthusiastic than that when I was campaigning. But Jill Biden said essentially that while speaking on behalf of her husband. With that level of enthusiasm on her part, you have to wonder if she might be holding her own nose a little bit when she votes for him.
Alana Goodman at the WASHINGTON EXAMINER has just reported on six different major events that Joe Biden has described from his life that, as far as anyone knows, never actually happened, such as working as a coal miner, being shot at in Iraq, having his helicopter being forced down in Afghanistan and discovering the location of Osama bin Laden’s safe house, being a leader in civil rights sit-ins, little things like that. Is Biden mistakenly inserting himself into a variety of historical situations, a la Forrest Gump, because that’s the way he actually remembers his life? (Of course, we know Hillary must have been outright lying when she said SHE was fired upon in a foreign country, in her case Bosnia, but I digress.) Or does he just think you get to say anything and everything during a Presidential campaign because it all just mushes up together and doesn’t much matter? Maybe it’s a little of both.
As fellow HANNITY guest Judge Jeanine Pirro said, you’ve got to admit that it’s entertaining. “I’m no brain surgeon,” she quipped, “but this guy, he’s got something missing...[His connections] don’t function; they’re not connecting those circuits.” But surely Judge Jeanine was reassured, as we all should be, by the story about Biden’s own literal, real-life brain surgeon from 30 years ago vouching for the viability of his brain. I am not kidding.
As I told Sean, any of the current candidates would be "a delight for President Trump.” If it’s Joe Biden standing on stage with him, I’ll pay good money to watch that show. Put it on Pay Per View; it would be well worth the price. Speaking as someone who has stood onstage with Donald Trump myself during the so-called “debates,” trust me, the President would eat Joe Biden’s lunch. And Joe wouldn’t remember what his lunch was (although that might be a typical state of affairs for him).
Judge Jeanine expressed as little confidence in Biden as I did. She thinks that among this group, Elizabeth Warren is the one with the smarts to prevail on the Democrat debate stage. Certainly, she appeals to leftists, but it still seems to me that she’ll be seen as too far left for the general electorate. Will she be perceived as someone who can be counted on to beat Trump? I don’t think so. And she’s still trying to undo the justly deserved bad karma resulting from her years of phony claims; as the NEW YORK POST reported, she has scrubbed her website of any reference to Cherokee ancestry. She had announced that her DNA test results (revealing as little as 1/1,024 Native American DNA) were on her site, but, at least at this writing, they aren't.
Standing onstage in Sioux City (ha), Iowa on Monday, she admitted to mistakes and said she was sorry for any hardship she had caused. “I have listened, and I have learned a lot,” she said. Really, that tepid an apology is not going to cut it with a lot of people. Ironically, she took advantage of the exact same leftist views on intersectionality that she advances today, using false claims of being a Native American woman to advance in scholarship and further her successful and highly profitable career. She should never have used vague “family lore” as an excuse to claim Native American ancestry on official application forms unless she had verified the claim. (What is it about these Democrats thinking they don’t have to verify information?) Maybe she really did cause hardship to someone more deserving whose place she took in school or on a professional staff. She likely would never know, but I’ll bet it happened.
So, both Joe Biden and Elizabeth Warren have misrepresented themselves. In Joe’s case, it may have been unintentional because his brain was all glitchy. In Elizabeth’s case, we know it must have been intentional because her brain was working just fine. It’s hard to know which type of fakery is worse in a candidate for President. Personally, I'd say someone would have to "swallow a little" to vote for either one of them.