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“You’ve Made Your Bed…”

The first presidential debate was this past Thursday. 51 million people watched. For some, it was a revelation. It revealed, not just how much worse President Biden’s cognitive decline has gotten, but also how much we had been lied to by his campaign, his administration and the “main-stream” media.

Just days before the debate, we were told in no uncertain terms that the videos we saw of Biden having to be guided back to his mark or off stages was right-wing “cheap fakes” and the president was as sharp as a tack in private. It was apparently only in public where he reminded everyone who has an older parent or grandparent of when they had to take away the car keys.

From the first words out of his mouth, the president displayed weakness and uncertainty. His regurgitated answers after a week of preparation with 16 (!) coaches often devolved into wonky gobbledygook or trailed off into mumbles. At one point, former president Trump had to say, “I don’t know what he said at the end of that, and I don’t think he did either.”

That was the only time Trump said something slightly snarky. He was amazingly restrained throughout the debate.

Afterward, Democratic operatives and Democrat adjacent journalists were calling for Biden to be replaced on the ticket, but it may well be too late.

The DNC even scheduled their convention after the deadline to be on the ballot in Ohio. To solve that problem, they are planning a “virtual convention” on Zoom to officially nominate their candidate for president so he will be on the ballot in that state. But who will they nominate?

It isn’t easy to change horses in midstream when you have to deal with 50 states, each with different deadlines and requirements. And NONE of them allow you to enter a generic candidate, actual candidate to be named later.

Just ask Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., how easy it is to get on all 50 ballots.

But let’s say the Democrats did decide they must replace Joe Biden. Who would replace him? The logical choice is Vice-President Kamala Harris, which would make her the first woman of color to be a major party nominee for president, but her poll numbers are worse than the president’s. They could TRY to replace them both, but Harris does have a vocal constituency who would kick up big time if they tried to bypass her.

That’s not to mention that Biden didn’t get where he is without cementing serious support, many of whom are loudly defending him now, saying the debate was an anomaly, he had a cold, etc.

So the Democrats may have to dance with the one that brung them. Or as another saying has it: “You’ve made your bed. Now lie in it.”

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