Jill Biden Is the Candidate Now, and Everyone Knows It

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Yesterday, Joe Biden once again called a “lid” before most people in the country clock in for work. That’s become a pattern over the last month, with him taking off nearly half the days that a candidate would normally be campaigning their tail off. Even then, some of the days he hasn’t called a lid consist of him being photographed from afar by reporters as he goes to church and rushes back home. Is Biden having good and bad days, as is common with those who suffer from dementia? That certainly seems possible, as the explanations being given are getting more and more strained.

But another odd aspect of all this has also emerged. Jill Biden, Joe’s wife, has essentially become the candidate. She’s doing interviews and rallies while Biden continues to hide in his basement. Is she immune from the virus or something?

Ok, calling the above “rallies” may be a bit much, but you get the idea.

Regardless, to say this is unusual is the understatement of the decade when it comes to politics. No one takes off half the month to prep for a debate. The other common excuse is that Joe Biden is hiding out because of the virus. He’s so responsible and serious about it, the story goes. But Jill Biden seems to be able to do almost daily events with no problem. Doesn’t that undercut their chief reasoning just a bit?

I’ve speculated on this before, but Jill Biden seems extremely ambitious to me, to the point where you wonder just how much of her husband even running was due to pressure she applied. She’s Hillary Clinton without the cackle. It’s quite obvious she wants this badly and that she plans to be extremely involved in the day-to-day operations if Joe Biden wins in November.

That’s why we see her giving multiple interviews a week and leading her own events, while her husband is telling reporters to go home right after breakfast half the time. He’s not physically capable of doing the job, and she’s attempting to fill in the gaps for him, as Democrats desperately try to drag Joe Biden over the finish line.

If Americans elect Joe Biden, they are really electing his wife and Kamala Harris. Everyone knows it, even if they don’t want to say it.

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