Biden's Memory Takes a Holiday and Trump Has a Few Things to Say

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Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden speaks about the coronavirus Thursday, March 12, 2020, in Wilmington, Del. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

Joe Biden did a virtual town hall on Wednesday.

As we reported, he claimed to be known as a foreign policy expert when what he’s really known for as far as policy is former Obama Defense Secretary Robert Gates’ assessment of him: wrong on every foreign policy issue for the last forty years.

But he also showed his typical lack of coherence again.

First, he seemed to forget the name of the virus the Obama administration had to deal with from 2009-2010, H1N1 swine flu.

He then seemed to forget the name of his own coronavirus plan regarding the relief bill.

Did he just forget the name of the Senator who was on the town hall with him?

But don’t worry! He’s adopting socialist Sen. Bernie Sanders’ proposals.

This is Biden basically promising that he wouldn’t be the moderate that he will doubtless try to sell himself as in the general election. He’s run so far left to get the vote, he can’t credibly claim to be in the middle.

Meanwhile, President Donald Trump made a great observation. Since Sanders has now dropped out, why has Barack Obama not yet endorsed Joe Biden? He’s the presumptive nominee, isn’t he? Unless there’s some other funny business to happen at the convention, he’s their guy. So what’s holding him back now?

Trump suggested there were things he knew. “There’s something he feels is wrong,” Trump said. “He knows something that you don’t know, that I think I know.”

Great point. There’s nothing technically holding him back anymore. So anything past this point is a choice and a decision that in Obama’s opinion, Biden is not the guy.

Obama knows him and he knows his history of gaffes. While other Democrats may paper that over, perhaps Obama doesn’t want to put his name on what he might not be able to support in the future, especially if things were to blow up or go down in flames if there were a Biden presidency.

Meanwhile while some Bernie folks may go to Biden, a lot are going to sit out on Biden or vote for the Green Party candidate. As Trump noted, he’s likely to get a few Bernie supporters who are with him on trade, as he did in 2016.