There is a positive story to all this political speculation and posturing. Well, if you are not a diehard Democrat anyway.
But all you have to do is close your eyes for a minute and think it is 1968 again, with all the political turmoil, protests and unrest. It is also a strange election year.
Joe Biden is Hubert Humphrey, who was the beneficiary of being VP in an administration under which all the turmoil and problems blossomed. He tried to stand up a nice run for president while ignoring that he was present when the actions occurred. Does running against oneself sound familiar? It should.
He too wanted to ride a popular tide right into the Oval Office but it didn’t work out that way. He tried to remain oblivious to current realities.
Humphrey also had a long Senate career record plus experience as VP. But he didn’t campaign as he should have. He expected to just slip right in there, with all the pomp and circumstance his recognition provided. The office seemed to be there for the taking.
But listen to what Humphrey’s bio says:
“As vice president during 1968—arguably the United States’ most politically turbulent post-World War II year—Hubert Humphrey faced an excruciating test of statesmanship. During a time of war in Southeast Asia when the stakes for this nation were great, Humphrey confronted an agonizing choice: whether to remain loyal to his president or to the dictates of his conscience. His failure to reconcile these powerful claims cost him the presidency. Yet few men, placed in his position, could have walked so agonizing a tightrope over so polarized a nation.”
“The Democrats projected an image of disorganization and chaos to the nation that year, as the party at one time or another split as many as four ways into factions supporting Humphrey, Johnson, Eugene McCarthy, and George Wallace.” [source]
At least Humphrey had been an effective Senator but his consternation as VP, and the later failures in his presidential campaign to nowhere, did him in.
Neither Humphrey or now Biden were being honest about present reality.
Biden is running on the fumes of propped up polls and media sycophants’ illusions. The people didn’t buy it for Humphrey and they shouldn’t buy it with Biden.
Joe’s already hidden and sealed his records in secrecy. Kamala Harris has had the luxury of the same. They simply believe they are the untouchables – in a world where everything is scrutinized, including Obama’s soured, unproductive tenure under a shadow of scandals.
But in Humphrey’s case, his earlier accomplishments did not match up to his dismal failures in the administration and his campaign. While this could easily turn into a piece on Humphrey, it is not. He only makes the example.
It is Joe Biden who, less gifted than Hubert, has the uphill task. And that is all that matters. If Humphrey had to struggle, how much more a struggle is it for Biden – who does not have Hubert’s gift of extreme gab but the gift of gaffe. He has so much to explain for.
Contrarily, Biden is the one with all this to answer for but who skips along on Obama’s drafting coattails. His vast foreign policy experience was wrong and misguided at every step. Then corruption under Obama is the worst in history. Yet there he stands as if he were the savior, rather than quack in the basement, as Dems run toward communism.
You all know Biden and his record by now, well what is not sealed in a vault at the university. It is not a stellar example of anything.
Now the lesson to take from this is this: if Humphrey with a real record on civil rights and reform, under the pressures of a Democrat revolt, loses; then Biden, with a dismal record on anything and backdrop of a Marxist meltdown, should spontaneously combust into thin air. (no matter who he is running with)
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Hubert I mean Joe Biden, Jill Biden’s husband, and I’m a loser. Come on, man!”
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