I can’t decide if this one is pure stupid or pure genius. Granted, the former would be more in keeping with Joe Biden’s record, but on the other hand, as my dad always says, even a blind squirrel finds an acorn every now and then. And the dude has managed to be elected like, 73 times.
In his interview with Chris Cuomo for CNN, Moldy Joe pointed out, “I mean, I get all this information about other people’s pasts, and what they’ve done and not done. And you know, I’m just not going to go there. If we keep doing that — I mean, we should be debating what we do from here.”
This comment came after responding to a question about Kamala Harris’s personal attack against him during the debates, one he admitted he was unprepared for. No sh*t. We couldn’t tell.
Now, maybe I shouldn’t be looking for a game where there likely isn’t one to be found. As Blake points out in his article,
It’s completely understandable that Biden would want this campaign to be about the future rather than each candidate’s paper trail. That’s because he’s got the longest one and what appear to be the most vulnerabilities with a party that is shifting to the left.
I expect Joe is exactly as checked out as he appears, but that’s a truth that even a candidate with the attention span of a goldfish can recognize. What I want to know is if this was a throwaway comment that’s going to come back and bite him in the bum– what kind of history is he trying to prevent from coming up??– or if it’s a carefully calculated threat. Since I was born after the invention of the lightbulb, I wasn’t alive for most of Biden’s political career, but someone was; I can’t help but feel like there’s something grim lurking in the secrets of Moldy Joe’s voting history based on this comment.
On the other hand, maybe there’s comparable skeletons in the other candidates’ closets. Maybe Joe knows about them, and maybe they know he knows about them. Maybe this is the equivalent of a Mafia thug telling you where your kids go to school or what street you live on. Maybe it’s just subtle yet potent enough to keep his shady past in the shadows from whence it came.
Or maybe I’m giving far too much credit to a guy who couldn’t even manage to prepare 30-second answers for a primary debate and sniffs women’s hair. I aspire to live in a world where 85 years in Congress means you must have some sense, but that is, by all accounts, not the world we live in.