With Biden stumbling, Warren, Sanders saddled as socialists, here’s an idea
It is past time for Democrats to deal with the reality that Joe Biden is a sorry leader of a sad sack of presidential candidates.
And unless Barack Obama comes to the rescue of his former vice president, Biden, 76, is toast. While 76 is not old, Biden is an old 76.
Besides appearing frail, he mumbles and meanders, as old folks are wont to do. It is the way he answered a key question about race at the last candidates’ debate. He sounded more like the late Boston Mayor Tom “ Mumbles” Menino talking about the city’s budget than he did as the potential leader of the free world.
Asked about a statement on race made 40 years ago about not being responsible for the sins of slavery, and how modern Americans needed to repair its legacy, Biden looked confused.
And his answer was not only meandering and confusing but made no sense. He said, “ We bring social workers into homes and parents to help them deal with how to raise their children. It’s not that they don’t want to help. They don’t—they don’t know quite what to do. Play the radio, make sure the television— excuse me, make sure you have the record player on at night — the — make sure that kids hear words. A kid coming from a very poor school — a very poor background will hear four million words fewer spoken by the time they get there.” Huh.
If Trump, who is not the most articulate man around, answered a question that way he would be impeached The problem with Biden biting the dust, is that the field would be left to frontrunners Sens. Elizabeth Warren, 70, and Bernie Sanders, 77, the Ma and Pa of the socialist takeover of the Democrat Party.
While Warren has a net worth of $12 million, and Sanders owns three homes, they are determined to destroy people who have been financially successful in order to pay for their free stuff promises. The problem with the socialist ladder of success, though, is that when the socialists take power, they pull the ladder up after them. The hapless few who still cling to the rungs get their fingers smashed, like in Cuba and Venezuela Like good socialists, Ma and Pa want to take from people who work and earn to give to people who do neither, but live off those who do, while forcing the working middle class to pay for it all.
Their wealth is safe, of course. Socialist leaders collect taxes, they do not pay them.
It reminds me of what my hard- working driver in Stalinist Albania said when the Communist Party ran the country. Observing a happy drunk staggering midday out of a hotel restaurant in Tirana, he shook his head and said, “ We have a saying: Those who work, eat. Those who don’t work, eat — and drink.’” And what of Barack Obama? Why doesn’t he support Biden? Or someone else?
It is quite odd to have Biden roaming the country talking about inheriting and continuing the “Obama legacy” while Obama remains distant and silent.
Could it be that Obama, now among the wealthy with a $ 15 million, 29-acre Martha’s Vineyard estate, is concerned about a potential Socialist takeover?
In some ways Obama, once a man of moderate means, has becomes one of those wealthy people that the Democrats are campaigning against.
But there is a solution. If Obama is concerned about his legacy and wants to help elect the next president, he should persuade his good friend Deval Patrick to run, as Patrick once thought of doing.
Patrick, like Obama, is a charismatic and captivating figure who, after serving as governor of Massachusetts for eight years, is more qualified to be president than Obama was when he first ran in 2007.
Patrick is also better equipped to be president than either Warren or Sanders, neither of whom has run anything to speak of.
After years of covering a lot of politicians and campaigns, I have found that Deval Patrick is the most articulate and best campaigner I have ever seen.
He would dominate any Democrat debate stage. There is still time for a Patrick candidacy. With Obama’s backing, Patrick, a solid liberal, would be a major force to contend with. He would bring the party to its senses. He would win debates, caucuses and primaries.
Patrick would electrify the Democrat Party.
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