I’m not particularly trying to be funny here. Vice President Biden, known as a gaffe machine, has converted himself into a gaffe production line.
Biden’s inability to keep his neurological circuitry running smoothly has escalated as of late, and if the wheels don’t start turning in a more assured manner, people are going to begin to question his fitness for office.
Biden, who turns 70 in November, went on Meet the Press 11 days ago and accidentally proclaimed his support for same-sex marriage, forcing President Obama to play some hasty catchup on the issue and ruining the rollout of Obama’s gay marriage conversion.
But that wasn’t his only gaffe on the program. Check out this:
In March, Biden suggested, with weird phrasing, that Irish were drunks.
In April, he reeled one off that is destined to be part of the Biden legend.
The same month, he dropped by for a visit to Florida’s famed Evergators.
And last week, he made the sign of a cross before 1,600 conservative rabbis.
And, as I noted below, during yesterday’s speech in Youngstown, Ohio, Biden seemed to be raving for no particular reason.
Biden has always been prone to odd statements and verbal miscues. But if this new, accelerated pattern becomes entrenched, how long can a presidential campaign tolerate a portion of the ticket blabbering out nonsense chatter before it has a serious problem on its hands?