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Yes, yes. I know. Yesterday was Inauguration Day. #46 hasn’t been in office a full 24 hours as of this writing and I’m already thinking of #47.
On this day, two of the nation’s left-leaning media outlets (excuse me if I repeat myself) have pieces up on Joe Biden’s cognitive decline.
For higher-profile remarks, [Biden would] obsessively rehearse portions until he committed them to memory. And at times through the various iterations of outlining remarks, Biden could grow downright ornery.
“I would never say this,” Biden once snapped at an aide, aghast over the prepared remarks he was reviewing, according to a person in the room during a speech prep session last year. “Where did you get this from?’”
The aide explained that Biden had just said it in a public speech a couple of weeks earlier.
And the incident they’re writing about is almost a year old.
Biden now heeds guidance about staying on task with speeches and no longer worries a gaffe or two will cost him an election. His staff also limits the places where he speaks freely and off the cuff. This Biden protective bubble will only tighten in the months ahead, aides tell Axios.
One prominent Democrat says the lingering question is can a nearly 80-year-old person “process” multiple major issues like the pandemic, a sagging economy, an ascendant China and pesky Russia?
The acid test, this Democrat said on the condition of anonymity, was whether Biden could ace a Rose Garden news conference.
Got that? Now that he’s actually in the Oval Office, the press is freely admitting that “the Big Guy” just might be a few quarters short of a full roll.
Why? Well, there’s that other number – the number 25 – as in the 25th Amendment. How long do you give them until the push is one to elevate the new Vice President? Three months? Six? A year?Published in