Ukraine War, November 2, 2022 (I): Biden blunders on the campaign trail with horrendous “gaffes”; Biden is not on the ballot on November 8; Hope for Democratic presidential candidates

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To see a list of previous articles, enter “Ukraine” in the Search Box on the upper right, on The Trenchant Observer web site, and you will see a list in chronological order.

To understand the broad context within which current developments in Ukraine should be considered, see

“Ukraine War, October 26, 2022: The context for analysis of current developments; The “dirty bomb” as a Russian propaganda distraction from current war crimes,” The Trenchant Observer, October 26, 2022.

Dispatches

1) India McTaggart and Nick Allen, “US Midterms latest: Biden mocked after Florida speech double gaffe,” The Telegraph, November 2, 2022 (4:04 p.m.);

2) “Ukraine War, March 28, 2022: Strengthening “the president we have,'” The Trenchant Observer ,March 27, 2022;

3) George F. Will,For the good of the country, Biden and Harris should bow out of the 2024 election.” Washington Post, November 2, 2022 (8:00 a.m.);

4) By Helene Cooper, Julian E. Barnes and Eric Schmitt, “Russian Military Leaders Discussed Use of Nuclear Weapons, U.S. Officials Say: The conversations alarmed the Biden administration because they showed how frustrated Moscow had become over its battlefield setbacks in Ukraine,” New York Times, November 2, 2022 (5:00 a.m):

Analysis

On the American Front in the Ukraine war, it is vitally important how the Democrats do in the November 8, 2022 middterm elections, and even more important whether they win the presidency in 2024.

Republicans, including House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy, have suggested they would put a brake on the “blank check” Biden has given Ukraine for military and economic support.

Donald Trump was pro-Russian, and never criticized Putin–not once–during his time in office. He persuaded many Republicans to be pro-Russian as well. A significant number of them have voted against military and other Ukraine aid requests to Congress.

McTaggert and Allen report on President Joe Biden’s monumenral “gaffes” on the campaign trail Tuesday night (November 1). They write,

The 79-year-old mistook the American war in Iraq with the Russian invasion in Ukraine, said his son Beau died in Iraq and claimed he met the “inventor” of insulin.

Biden’s confusion should come as no surprise to those who have been following his “off script” comments for the last few years.

As The Wall Street Journal memorably put it some time ago, Biden is “the president we have”.

For the next two years. To lead us through the current nuclear showdown with Vladimir Putin and Russia.

Biden’s “gaffes” are not likely to help Democrats in the upcoming midterm elections on November 8.

On the other hand, Biden is not on the ballot and voters’ views of Biden are probably already established.

While Biden’s gaffes won’t help Democratic candidates next Tuesday, they may benefit future Democratic candidates for the presidency in 2024.

The evidence is now overwhelming that Biden is too old and too confused to become the Democratic candidate in 2024, and would be hard-pressed to win the election regardless of whether Donald Trump is the Republican candidate.

It is time for new generations to assume leadership of the Democratic Party. Paradoxically, Biden’s gaffes and confusion could ultimately help the Democrats win the 2024 presidential election.

The Trenchant Observer

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