“If the POTUS is taking a steroid that sometimes produces wild mood swings, shouldn’t he surrender authority to the VP under the 25th Amendment?”
That was a tweet from David Axelrod, the Democratic strategist once dubbed “Obama’s narrator.” This major player somehow has managed to avoid journalists who might pose a few hard questions. Voters might imagine the examples:
“Mr. Axelrod, where did you earn your medical degree?”
“Mr. Axelrod, your client Joe Biden wants to be president of the United States, the most powerful man in the world. He seems prone to mood swings. What medications is he taking?”
“Mr. Axelrod, during the primaries, Joe Biden said he was running for the U.S. Senate. Does that confirm any cognitive dissonance on the part of the candidate?”
“Mr. Axelrod, Joe Biden is on record saying that African Americans who don’t support him ‘ain’t black.’ Do you agree with that?”
“Mr. Axelrod, Joe Biden called a female college student a ‘dog-faced pony soldier.’ What, exactly, did he mean by that?”
“Mr. Axelrod, Joe Biden demanded the firing of a Ukrainian prosecutor who was looking into Burisma, which employed Joe Biden’s son. Joe said the ‘son of a bitch’ got fired. Was some kind of quid pro quo going on?”
And so on. For his part, Joe Biden only fields questions served up by his ventriloquists. Some actual journalists might try something like this:
“Senator Biden, Donald Trump told the world he had COVID-19, but you never told anybody you have late-onset dementia. Are you willing to do so now?”
“Senator Biden, according to the Mayo Clinic, the following drugs can be prescribed for dementia: donepezil, rivastigmine and galantamine, which work by ‘boosting levels of a chemical messenger involved in memory and judgment.’ Are you taking any of these drugs?”
“Senator Biden, have Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) and Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) ever said anything with which you disagreed?”
“Senator Biden, was Alger Hiss innocent?”
“Senator Biden, you claimed you attended Delaware State University but officials there say you did not. How do you account for the discrepancy?”
“Senator Biden, recent declassifications show that the Russia hoax was Hillary Clinton’s idea all along. Do you agree with the intelligence community?”
“Senator Biden, where is Hunter?”
“Senator Biden, who came up with the idea of Antifa? In your view, is it a good idea?”
“Senator Biden, do you have any other mental or physical issues you haven’t told us about?”
And so on, with emphasis on the medications. An auto worker in Michigan noted that Biden’s mood often swings to the hostile side. That voter might imagine a scene like this:
What you propose would threaten our Second Amendment rights.
Know what? You’re full of shit.
Here’s the deal. You’re full of shit.
Listen, Joe, why don’t we discuss it further in the parking lot.
You tell your secret service guards to take five, and we’ll step out behind the barn, like you wanted to do with Trump.
Here’s the deal. . .
C’mon, man. You talk a good game, so let’s throw down. Just like you did with Corn Pop.
My time has expired. I yield back.
FADE OUT, CREDITS RUN.