Joe Biden

How Old Is Too Old (to Be President)?

Roger L. Simon, PJ Media

Joe Biden should have retired a while ago. He's running for president for no discernible reason. Right now we are at a strange moment. The only political candidates who seem to have a shot at the presidency are those septuagenarians -- Biden, Sanders, Warren and Trump. Of those four, three are in pretty decent shape for their age, but Biden is clearly not. Nevertheless, they are all facing a physical gauntlet. Who will pass and go on to win? If it is Sanders or Warren, it will be the end of this great country as we know it. I know that sounds apocalyptic, but I think it's true. So let's pray for Trump to keep going, no matter his habits.

Assault on America, Day 261: Trump knows what he’s doing on Iran. Let’s all be thankful

The president knows history and he’s seen what happens to American leaders who insist on assuming the role of the world’s policeman and food distributor. Sometimes it’s best just to stay out. Thank God Trump appears to have learned this lesson -- and he’ll hold firm against the rest.

Assault on America, Day 260: Authenticity in short supply for Democrat presidential wannabes

Close observation reveals the Democrat presidential candidates are all about the same, which is the reason why they’re having a hard time cutting into Joe Biden’s polling lead. Collectively they’re so far outside the mainstream it’s hard to relate to any of them. Authenticity is in short supply in Democrat-land these days.

Assault on America, Day 259: Donald Trump, judges, and the consequences of electing liberals

Barack Obama famously said “elections have consequences,” and for once, he was right. America and the world would be very different today if Hillary Clinton had beaten Donald Trump in 2016. #NeverTrumpers only seem to care about tone -- do they think a sweet-talking Democrat would solve things?

Assault on America, Day 258: For Trump and the GOP in 2020, it’s School Choice, stupid!

Some political issues are such obvious winners they should be in the forefront of every conservative’s campaign pitch. School choice and responsible stewardship of the environment are two subjects the GOP could use to turn heads instead of permitting the left to control the narrative. Are Republicans paying attention?

Assault on America, Day 257: Mark Sanford run the epitome of a #NeverTrump fool’s errand

One can’t necessarily blame Mark Sanford for challenging Trump in the 2020 GOP primaries, but it’s open to debate whether it’s a net positive or just a fool’s errand. The “conversation” regarding debt and spending needs to take place either way -- and who’s to say Sanford should lead it?

Democrats Debate Issues No One Cares About And Policies No One Wants

Based on the results of recent polls, racist pandering is getting Beto and Mayor Pete exactly nowhere. But lack of measurable impact didn’t drive the candidates away from talking about issues no one cares about and pushing policies no one wants and that was ultimately the overarching theme of last night’s Democrat debate.

Assault on America, Day 254: Houston Democrat debate -- Why do they hate America so much?

Democrats have a heck of a lot of work -- and soul-searching -- to do before settling on a nominee to challenge President Donald Trump in next year’s general election. The confusion and indecision on display in Houston won’t clarify the hard choices for the party’s voters -- if anything, it’s more wide open than ever for America’s liberals.

Assault on America, Day 253: Joe Biden, his stamina, smarts & sanity under scrutiny tonight

Americans will be watching closely as the somewhat winnowed Democrat field gathers tonight in Houston for their third debate of the 2020 nominating cycle. After the program we’ll know a lot more about Joe Biden and his ability to sustain himself for the long haul -- of if he’ll merely reprise his role as the incredible shrinking man.

Assault on America, Day 252: 9/11 reminds us we still have far to go to Deliver Us From Fear

Similar to December 7, 1941, September 11, 2001 will live as a day in infamy for folks who vividly remember the attack and its aftermath. The nineteen terrorists will have succeeded beyond their wildest dreams if Americans allow fear to tear our country apart. We can’t let them.

For Democrat Establishment, it's Biden or Bust

Victor Davis Hanson, American Greatness

The powers-that-be among Democrats believe it is Biden or bust. The logic of the Biden campaign is to ensure there is slightly less chance that his daily gaffes will be as offending and suicidal as the off-putting and unapologetic hard-core leftism of a Harris, Sanders, or Warren. Biden’s continued polling and viability are testaments to the poverty of the Democratic field—at least as currently seen by the Democratic establishment itself and a third of the primary voters. Rightly or wrongly, they believe it is for now either the gaffaholic Biden or a socialist bust—and Democrats seem to prefer random senselessness to pre-mediated lunacy.

Assault on America, Day 251: Trump leaves mark on GOP politics, but his agenda will endure

Conservative candidates needn’t fret over the day when Donald Trump leaves office and starts his post-presidency career tweeting and influencing GOP politics. As long as they keep Trump’s popular agenda in mind, they’ll be fine -- and avoid the wrath of The Donald at the same time.

Can Uncle Joe Run This Marathon?

Patrick J. Buchanan, The American Conservative

Why is the Democratic Party apprehensive about Joe Biden? Though every poll has him running well ahead of his competitors, the Biden campaign has ranged from dull to embarrassing. If elected, at the end of his first term, Biden would be 82. If he sought and served the two terms every president seems to seek, he would, in 2028, be 86 years old on leaving office. Does the Joe Biden of the summer of 2019 look like he could be, a decade from now, the dynamic leader America could rely on to face down the successors to China’s Xi Jinping and Russia’s Vladimir Putin? Prediction: Joe Biden will declare that, if elected, he will only serve one term.

Assault on America, Day 250: AOC, sleepless nights & the Democrat climate change alarmists

The 2020 election is about so much more than just the choice between Donald Trump and a yet-to-be-determined liberal opponent. If Democrats prevail, we’re a lot closer to making something like the Green New Deal a reality…an awfully high price to pay so AOC can get a night’s sleep.

Assault on America, Day 247: Chicken Little media gets it wrong -- Trump will win suburbs

It’s far too early for establishment consultants to predict Trump and the GOP’s congressional candidates will lose the once reliable suburban vote. True, bored media reporters need something to write about, but ultimately American voters will decide. Here’s thinking they’ll choose right.

An Excusing Frenzy for Biden's Fact Mangling

L. Brent Bozell III and Tim Graham, CNS News

Biden's New Hampshire phony war story was no "gaffe." It was either (a) a trail of gaffes indicating Biden has lost his marbles or (b) a lie. Which is it, and how serious is this? The media's answers were predictable. The Post actually reported this story, but the usual spin quickly fell into place to offset the indictment. For decades now — and especially when Biden was vice president — the media have downplayed and ignored Biden's gaffes and misstatements and lies. This whole energetic frenzy of excuse manufacturing once again underlines the fraudulent media's boast that they are "facts first" and care most deeply about "the truth."

The gaffable Joe Biden

R. Emmett Tyrrell, Jr., Washington Times

Recently in Hanover, New Hampshire, former Vice President Joe Biden stitched together a stupendous concatenation of gaffes that ought to put him out of the race for the Democratic nomination. But apparently it will not. The Democrat presidential candidates are all phonies, and now The New York Times’ house “conservative” has leaped to gaffable Joe’s defense. David Brooks acknowledged that Joe might “embellish” his speeches, “But he’s not mendacious. He’s not irresponsible.” No, David, if Joe is not mendacious and not irresponsible, perhaps he is delusional? Maybe he can claim he is suffering Delusions of Candor.

Assault on America, Day 246: No magic mirror needed to see all 2020 Democrats are extreme

Informed political watchers don’t expect much different from next week’s third Democrat debate. Each candidate is extreme to say the least, a fact that will reveal itself the more they talk. Impeachment, a “Freedom Dividend” and Medicare for All will help demonstrate the point. Americans take note.

Joe Biden Needs An Intervention

Kurt Schlichter, Townhall

Joe desperately needs an intervention, but he won’t get one. We normal people think he’s a Dumb Man Walking, and the polls indicate way too many Democrats think he’s the cream of their commie candidate crop, the one with the best chance to take on Trump. So, he’ll keep mortgaging his dignity until he either wins the nomination or the Democrats decide to go all-in on the Stalinist, or the Squaw, or the Furry, or Stevie Nicks 2.0, or one of the other members of their primary freak show’s cast.  Right now, Trump’s gotta be rolling with laughter. Oh well. It couldn’t happen to a nicer party.

Mattis Scorches Biden

General Mattis’s criticism of Joe Biden is particularly interesting when contrasted to the criticism of Biden by his opponents in the Democratic Party’s presidential primary. Almost all of them have criticized Biden for voting in favor of the Iraq War, but none of them have criticized him for his role in its disastrous aftermath.