I don’t know when you normally read this blog, but at some point today, Joe Biden is going to become a candidate for President of the United States. No, you shouldn’t expect a big crowd all cheering as he stands in the Rose Garden. There won’t be balloons and fireworks and confetti. It’s a rather low-key affair.
He’s going to announce, like a lot of candidates do these days, on the internet.
He produced his announcement a few weeks ago. He’s waited to announce for some unknown reason. Back in the fall, he said he would be making the big move sometime after the holidays. That became after the State of the Union speech in February. When that didn’t happen, it got moved to March, then to now, but there were rumors it wouldn’t take place until the fall sometime.
So the question on my mind is why the delaying tactic?
The answer is really pretty clear. Here you have a politician with approval ratings hovering around the 40% mark. He’s been as low as 38% according to everything I’ve been able to dig up. His VP is at 36% and has become an even bigger joke than he has, even in his own party. Over 70% of the people in the country don’t want him to run. Some 60% of the people in the Democrat Party would favor others over Biden. And then you’ve got the brewing scandals involving Hunter, the laptop, and of course, Joe coercing Ukraine and China to give his family millions of dollars. I mean, how does a politician, sent to do “the people’s work” in Washington DC, who had a net worth in 2009 of only $30,000 to now be worth, according to Forbes, around $9 million? So in 14 years, Biden managed to increase his net worth almost $9 million? How does that happen?
And so the rumors start spreading that he was doing some rather nefarious things when he was Vice President. He’d never really been accused of much more than plagiarism while he was a Senator. So it all had to happen from 2009 through 2016 and beyond, right? That’s when Hunter Biden started cropping up with drug use, and sitting on boards of directors of Ukrainian companies getting paid hundreds of thousands of dollars a year with no knowledge or experience of the companies he was sitting on.
You’ve got a president today that was always known as a rather moderate Senator. He was a guy that could indeed work across the aisle. He learned the political game, and got to be a pretty decent player in it. Doing the people’s work? Nah. That was a rouse. It was a stepping stone to making sure all of those still living in his family were going to be set for life. And his net worth rose incredibly in a relatively short period of time…and continues to rise to this day, even though he has just a $400,000 a year salary and has to buy his own food when he’s not entertaining world leaders.
Joe Biden has made mistake after mistake. His biggest had to be the botched military withdrawal from Afghanistan. He’s tried to blame that on Donald Trump, but let’s face it, he was the guy that pulled the trigger on that one, despite warnings from Pentagon generals that the Taliban would take over quickly. He just didn’t realize how quickly. He didn’t realize that he had thousands of Americans and Afghans that had helped America over the past two decades that needed to get out. A lot of those folks are still in hiding there. Robert Gates, the former Defense Secretary, has said that Joe Biden has been on the wrong side of every foreign policy issue since he’s been in the Senate. That’s an incredible admission if you think about it. Over that time, I’m positive you or I could be in that position and get ONE thing right!
No, Joe Biden is going to run for president again…and that announcement will become the top news story today. So we have both contestants from 2020 ready to do battle again. Will it be the same results, and more importantly, will it even matter?
Carry on world…you’re dismissed!
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