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Extremely Low Expectations for Joe Biden as Debate Approaches


Even the most casual observer of the current presidential campaign has witnessed that there is something that just doesn’t seem right with Joe Biden. Thanks to social media, there is a veritable highlight reel of numerous Biden gaffes, including him not knowing where he is on the campaign trail, misquoting statistics about the coronavirus pandemic, not being able to quote the Declaration of Independence accurately and claiming that someone other than Thomas Edison invented the light bulb.

Trump supporters gleefully claim that the President would eat Biden’s lunch should there be a debate, and there’s no guarantee that one will occur this evening – someone, be it Biden himself or a campaign staffer close to him, could suddenly be stricken with the coronavirus and scuttle the event. But should the debate occur, the expectations for Joe Biden’s performance are so low that all he may have to do is show up and be somewhat lucid for the media to declare him fit to serve as President.

Lucidity could be a tall order for the Biden campaign. It does not take someone with a medical degree who has been watching Biden give speeches, grant interviews, and otherwise speak spontaneously to observe that he is apparently experiencing some kind of cognitive decline that could be advancing.

Any form of dementia is no laughing matter. Alzheimer’s disease, Lewy Body dementia, vascular dementia, Parkinson’s Disease dementia and others are all horrible conditions with which to contend both for the afflicted and their caregivers. We all know of relatives or relatives of friends who have had to live with a dementia diagnosis. To say it is unpleasant is a vast understatement.

Which brings us to Joe Biden on a live national stage. He has had numerous days where the campaign called it quits for him early in the day. Are they prepping him for the debate, or could it be a case of the Democrat nominee “not having a good day?” as people suffering from cognitive issues frequently experience?

The debate is scheduled to take place at 9:00 PM in Cleveland. Nighttime can be a tough time for people who suffer from dementia. Unfortunately, some dementia sufferers experience sundowning at night.  It is a condition that causes anxiety, confusion, and aggression among other physical symptoms like pacing. This debate has the potential to reveal a quite deeper look at Joe Biden’s suitability to be President beyond his policy proposals and stance on issues.

Conversely, President Trump, much like his 2016 campaign, has been the Energizer Bunny on the trail with events scheduled this week in Minnesota, Florida, and Wisconsin in addition to the debate in Ohio. However, despite the list of the President’s accomplishments and bold policies for him to detail, with such low expectations for the former Vice President and aided by the echo chamber that is the mainstream media, even a seemingly mild coherent debate performance by Biden could gain him much ground in this race.

How will President Trump react onstage should Biden start to ramble nonsensically? Is he capable of showing some empathy for the veteran swamp dweller, which might score him some points with those voters who have issues with the tone of his tweeting? Should he let a potential Biden breakdown speak for itself in front of a national audience, or should he seize the moment to underscore his own vitality for the office, which would please those voters who already support him?  Expectations have never been lower for a Democrat presidential nominee, but the stakes could be even higher for President Trump.

Andrew Mangione is Senior Vice President for AMAC’s advocacy affiliate, AMAC Action. He leads AMAC’s grassroots efforts, represents AMAC’s membership in Washington, D.C., and helps chart the association’s policy course. He also serves as a national spokesperson.

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1 year ago

Joe Biden reached his lowest low, when he stepped on the stage, looked at the President of The United States and said, “hey man!” Joe’s total lack of decency and respect for who holds the POTUS office should give the Dems a clear picture of how Joe Biden would command if in the office.

1 year ago

I am a Trump supporter. He has accomplished many good things for us. That said, I must continue.
I watched the debate last night. Was very sad on both sides. At best it was a tie. Is Trump trying to lose?
he acted like a spoiled kid. Stick to the rules or you will lose or at least not gain voters.

Arthur T McQuaid
1 year ago

As a strong supporter of President Trump, I must say that Jee Biden blew Trump out of the water. At least two times Biden took his case directly to the people. Meanwhile, the President could not control himself.
As was expected, at times the President did have to debate two individuals. But at the end, it was hands down Joe Biden.

JJ Johnson-Smith
1 year ago

I WILL be voting Trump, but in all honesty, Biden did quite well tonight, considering his cognitive issues.I expected a mess, but he surprised me. Trump still needs to practice more self-control .

Bill Brown
1 year ago

Both the DemocRat Party and the National and International News Media belong to the One World Government/Communist Machine!! Turn them all OFF!!  Join the Trump Movement – The American Revolution 2.0!!!  Become a Counter-Revolutionary!!!  Stand-up for America!!!!  Remove Every DemocRat!!!!!

Bill Brown
1 year ago

Get your Children our of Public Schools and turn-off Mainstream Media!  Become a Free American!!  Join the Trump Movement – The American Revolution 2.0!!!  Become a Counter-Revolutionary!!!  Stand-up for Our Republic!!!!  Remove Every DemocRat!!!!!

Bill Brown
1 year ago

Most Europeans came to America to get away from the “Swamp in their Country”.  Thanks to the DemocRats, now we have our own Swamp which is even more controlling and dictatorial!!  Join the Trump Movement – The American Revolution Version 2.0!!!  Become a Counter-Revolutionary!!!  Stand-up for Our Republic!!!!  Remove Every DemocRat!!!!!

Bill Brown
1 year ago

The DemocRats (Communists) have insulted every American Citizen by giving their nomination to a dementia patient and a left wing failure and still expect you to vote for them!  If the Communists win this election with this ticket, they will ensure that there will never again be a true election in their United Soviet States of America!!  Join the Trump Movement – The American Revolution Version 2.0!!!  Become a Counter-Revolutionary!!!  Stand-up for America!!!!  Remove Every DemocRat!!!!!

Paul Marion
1 year ago

President Trump should led Mr. Biden hang himself with his own words and actions.

Sheryl D Lathrom
1 year ago

It would seem that Mr. Biden is having a serious health problem. I find it appalling that the Demosocialists party AND his family would allow Mr. Biden to be put in a position of laughter and mockery around the world. While I will be voting for President Trump, I am saddened that this is what his family and handlers have resorted to. It would seem Mr. Biden is the Trojan Horse with KH inside. Let the Truth come out of this darkness!

John Hunt
1 year ago

I am uncomfortable with all the speculation about J Biden and how well he is or isn’t, how well we think he will do or won’t, haw far ahead we think D J Trump is…there are too many opportunities for good conservative or moderate folks to think “oh, well, looks like Trump’s got this one!” and not turn out to vote.

We should be very very wary and concerned right up until the last vote is counted (whenever that might be with all this mail- in garbage) and Donald J. Trump is declared the winner. Besides, I have a feeling that regardless of the outcome of the debate and the election, the Dems and their paid rioters have much more in store for us.

Nancy Bent
1 year ago

I’m no lover of Joe Biden, but it is my hope that President Trump is kind in his responses and doesn’t play on Biden’s gaffes. It will make him appear unkind at best and nasty at worst. He should not stop to the Democrats’ level.

1 year ago

Well hidin bidens low expectations match perfectly to everything about him.
Low IQ, low energy, low opinion of America and belongs to the useless low ethics and morals of his democrat party!!!

David Campbell
1 year ago

Not going to watch the debate. It would be too painful; especially the “commentary” afterwards. Even the news for the next few days will be all about the debate, and that will be painful enough. Even in normal times the post debate “analysis” is full of spin and lies; it will be much worse this time. It helps that no matter what happens in the debate, nothing will change my mind. I will vote for Trump, period. end. of. story.

If you hate the United States of America, vote for Democrats.

Larry J.
1 year ago

I think if Biden has a dementia moment tonight the best thing that President Trump can do is show the “right level” of concern given the overall look of the moment. The President can do this with genuine sincerity. He has a kind heart. And from all appearances Biden is behind the 8 ball. He’s just not right. Compassion on the part of the President at the appropriate level will gain a large number of votes from those teatering on the edge for Biden IMO. It will be the right look under the circumstances. #TRUMP2020 Personally, I don’t think Biden will show up tonight. I’m guessing something will occur at the last minute.

Last edited 1 year ago by Larry J.
1 year ago
Reply to  Larry J.

“Genuine sincerity” “kind heart”? You can not be talking about Trump. In the 30 years he’s been on the stage never, not once have I ever seen Trump display either of those things.

Wayne Sluiter
1 year ago

Go Trump Go, 2020

1 year ago

The moderators were a huge part of the Clinton/Trump debates. I hope that they keep control & stop them at time limit & stop them from butting in when other one is talking. Let the games begin.

1 year ago
Reply to  JohnH

You mean like Trump did last time around, right?

Steven Meisels
1 year ago

Americans will not get fair debates or a fair election. We need to get ready for the worst and pray for the best. Seniors well being is at risk.

Sharon Ormsby
1 year ago

Trump asked for ear devices to be banned and the Biden party flatly denied this request according to Fox. What does that tell you? He just has to listen and repeat.

1 year ago

The fact the the Biden group are now requesting breaks every 30 minutes should tell voters that Biden doesn’t have the stamina to be president.

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