Should America Trust ‘Sleepy Joe’?

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Sleepy Joe Biden - Coalition for American Veteran

Biden’s confused speech and forgetfulness raise concerns that  Biden will not be able to handle critical international relations problems and unanticipated crises such as the coronavirus epidemic. This doesn’t give military and veterans confidence in a leader. He’s not clear and decisive; he’s confused and forgetful. 

Several words pop out among the commentary about presumed Democratic presidential nominee and Trump challenger Joe Biden: “confused,” “sleepy,” and “befuddled” all make regular appearances. What has prompted this notion that Biden, , who would be 78 on Inauguration Day, is more confused than coherent? Take note of an example:

Much of the confusion, forgetfulness, or other general signs of disarray go unanswered and unacknowledged by the candidate and his camp.  Many of his supporters seem reluctant – or unable – to put forward a defense of the former vice president. 

And yet, he continues to fumble his way through basement videos and interviews, stammering and seemingly confused when faced with some questions.  While the liberal media loved to ridicule George W. Bush,, there is no such attention thrown Biden’s way from the same camp responsible for many of the character attacks on Bush. A double standard it is indeed, particularly when the evidence that Biden’s issues are worrisomely obvious is readily available.

Sleepy Joe Biden - Coalition for American Veteran

Recent headlines surrounding Biden have to do with his response to the coronavirus pandemic. From poorly worded or timed remarks to ignorant blunders such as touching his face repeatedly or failing to wear a mask, Biden has ruffled many feathers. This person purports to be our country’s next great leader, and yet he cannot even follow the most basic guidelines in the public eye. This behavior only serves to breed mistrust and negativity and suspicion, and in an election year in particular there is no room for more division than there already is among the voting public.

In addition, the lack of assuredness and confidence on the global stage could signal the wrong message to both our allies as well as those who would rather see us fail. This is a dangerous signal to put on. America needs a leader who is strong, confident, and capable. Joe Biden does not fit the bill.  The way a president or leader carries themselves is an important part of maintaining respect and relationships. A president who is perceived as weak will face unnecessary difficulty from those who feel they can push him around. 

The headlines calling Biden “sleepy Joe” or “confused Joe” may have been written with some humor, but the problem they allude to is very real. We cannot elect a president who is unable to lead. Leadership should come from those who are not only qualified but who have shown themselves to be respectable leaders who gain the trust and loyalty of their voters. This sentiment does not call to mind the image of Joe Biden.

This fall as you prepare to cast your votes, think of who you want to lead you and your family in the face of global ups and downs. If we could bet, we would say you do not think of “sleepy Joe”. Allow this to play into your education as a member of the voting public of America.

Coalition for American Veterans

Coalition for American Veterans

Coalition for American Veterans was founded by a group of citizens concerned with the treatment our veterans have received since returning from duty, going months and years without seeing their families and risking their lives, only to come home to politicians that do not support them.

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