Is Democratic Front Runner Joe Biden Showing Signs of Dementia?
A couple of new polls came out recently and they show Joe Biden’s lead slipping in about direct relationship to his apparently faltering mind. I am not making light of people who are struggling with Alzheimer’s or with other forms of dementia but Joe Biden’s recent gaffes go beyond the typical mistakes the former Vice President makes and they have people wondering if he is fit for office.
Fox News Senior Political Analyst Brit Hume, who finally had the guts to stop calling Biden’s missteps “gaffes” and “blunders,” and instead called them what they are…Dementia.
Democrats are banking on Joe’s “elect-ability,” since he is a familiar name with a long history in Washington, DC. The fact that Biden is the most “electable” says more about the rest of the field than it does about Biden.
Joe Biden’s handlers are worried about his "gaffes" and they have sought to limit his appearances, especially later in the evening but that did not stop him from forgetting which state he was in on Friday. Joe Biden has apparently heard people’s concerns and he has a message for them:
“I want to be clear; I’m not going nuts,” the 76-year-old former vice president told an audience in New Hampshire on Friday after being unable to recollect a speech he gave at Dartmouth College only hours prior. “I’m not sure whether it was the medical school or where the hell I spoke. But it was on the campus.”
The defense comes as Biden has worried that even his staunchest of allies for often confusing times and place while on the campaign trail Last week, while addressing voters in Iowa, Biden mistakenly said that Martin Luther King Jr. and Robert F. Kennedy were assassinated during the late 1970s.
“Just like in my generation, when I got out of school, when Bobby Kennedy and Dr. King had been assassinated in the ’70s — the late ’70s — I got engaged,” Biden told the audience, before proceeding to ramble about the counter-culture movement of the 1960s. Both men were assassinated within mere months of each other in 1968.
Earlier this month, Old Joe said he was vice president when the deadly high school shooting in Parkland, Florida, took place. Except, it happened in 2018, more than a year after he left office.
Gaffes have plagued Biden on the campaign trail. On Thursday August 8th, Biden, 76, told a group of Asian and Hispanic voters that "poor kids are just as bright" as white children. And the week before he referred to mass shootings in El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio, as having taken place in Houston and Michigan.
Joe Biden just said, “We believe in facts, not truth.” Does anybody really believe he is mentally fit to be president? We are “playing” in a very big and complicated world. Joe doesn’t have a clue!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 10, 2019
The Alzheimer’s Association defines dementia as, “An overall term that describes a group of symptoms associated with a decline in memory or other thinking skills severe enough to reduce a person's ability to perform everyday activities.” Joe’s everyday activities including running for president of the United States.
Also required is that, “At least two of the following core mental functions must be significantly impaired to be considered dementia.”
- Focus and Attention
- Reasoning and Judgement
- Visual Perception
Simply ask yourself, Does Joe Biden demonstrate a high level of those core mental functions?