Biden’s mistakes, Rendell’s spin

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Ed Rendell isn’t doing Joe Biden any favors with his spin. That’s what this op-ed essentially is. The spin is especially thick when Rendell wrote “To us, gaffes by candidates are huge news; sometimes they wind up featured on the front page of newspapers. But often, average Americans don’t think that what we insiders consider a gaffe truly is a gaffe — or they really don’t care whether candidates are prone to gaffes.”

Shame on Gov. Rendell for insisting that Vice President Biden’s statements are gaffes. That’s spin and he knows it. What we’re watching is the deterioration of Vice Biden’s mental capacity. When you say that “poor kids are just as smart as white kids”, that isn’t a gaffe. That’s a hint of prejudice. When you repeatedly say that, as Vice President, you pinned a medal on a “young Navy captain” who then told you that he didn’t want it because the man he tried to save had died, that isn’t a gaffe. That’s a lie.

When a former Secretary of Defense says that the former Vice President was wrong about every major foreign policy issue over the past 30+ years, that indicates that Mr. Biden wasn’t the brightest bulb to start with and that he’s lost something off his fastball since.

Rendell then uses a foolish argument:

If Biden becomes the Democratic Party’s nominee, let’s remember he would be running against a “Liar-in-Chief” who probably makes misstatements two or three times a week, at least.

In other words, people shouldn’t pay attention to Biden’s feeble intellectual ability because the other guy is worse. This is Biden’s next gaffe:

Joe Biden is angry that Texas is now letting people carry firearms in places of worship to prevent tragedies

— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) September 2, 2019

Does anyone think that voters don’t care about defending themselves? That’s what Biden is essentially arguing against. It isn’t unfair to say that Joe Biden hasn’t thought things through lately. Based on past performances, I don’t think it’s a stretch to think that Mr. Biden has had that problem most of his political life.