Hillary's Remarks About Biden's Age Have a Lot of People Wondering

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I think it’s fair to say that Joe Biden is going to have a tough time in a general election, whoever gets the nomination on the Republican side. Robert F. Kennedy Jr. is already presenting a significant challenge to him, polling around 20 percent. As the Harvard Harris poll just showed, Donald Trump is up on Biden by 7 points, despite all the demonizing Democrats have done against him. A large majority of Americans don’t think Biden is mentally fit for the job, as well as have an issue with his age. Even many Democrats don’t want him to run. I’m sure that’s giving other Democrats ideas.


Enter Hillary Clinton. I’m wondering if Hillary Clinton saw that latter poll. You always see her parroting whatever is in the polls. If you listen to what she just said about Biden, she’s appearing to say nice things about him while dinting with faint praise and highlighting the big question that people have about Biden — his age. Unlike most prominent Democrats who don’t want to mention the age thing to undercut Biden, Hillary went there.

Hillary was at the “Financial Times Weekend” festival over the weekend when she was asked about Biden. Financial Times editor Edward Luce mentioned how Biden almost fell down the stairs in Japan,

“There was that heart-stopping moment when he almost fell over coming down the stairs a day or two ago,” Financial Times editor Edward Luce said. “He didn’t use a railing, and Jill wasn’t there with him.

Every time that happens, your heart is in your mouth because these things could be consequential. Is that a concern?” he asked.

Notice the “Jill wasn’t there with him” — the implicit understanding that she’s the handler. I wrote about that over the weekend. Had he fallen, he could have been badly hurt. Jill was leading him at other times during his stay in Japan.


Clinton then admitted that age was an issue for Biden.

“But his age is an issue, and people have every right to consider it,” Clinton added. “But, you know, he has this great saying – and I think he’s right – don’t judge him for running against the Almighty but against the alternative. I am of the camp that I think he’s determined to run; he has a good record that, three years ago, people would not have predicted would have gotten done.”

“He doesn’t get the credit yet for what is happening out in the country in terms of jobs and growth and planning for the future with CHIPS and other stuff,” Clinton added. “So, I obviously hope he stays very focused and able to compete in the election because I think he can be re-elected, and that’s what we should all hope for.”

That comment naturally had a lot of people thinking, “Here she goes again”: is she going to try to run and fully throw Joe under the bus? She hopes he “stays very focused and able to compete”? Does she think something’s going to happen to make him unable to compete, I mean besides the obvious incompetence and incoherence that doesn’t seem to be stopping him—and which he and his people have no shame about. Never mind that he’s destroyed the country, if she were actually truthful about what he’s done to it.


Speaking of shame, she should be hiding her head in shame and not showing her face in public after the release of the Durham Report, but she’s just as shameless as Biden. If she’s thinking anywhere in the back of that craven, power-hungry mind that she has a shot, she’s out of her mind.


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