Barack Obama said in a podcast released Wednesday that Joe Biden has great instincts and will surround himself with smart people.
I dunno. Sounds a little bit like Obama is trying to reassure people that there are factors that will compensate for the former vice president’s apparently growing lack of mental acuity.
Biden will “have a lot of people around him who were able to translate his good instincts into actual policy that works,“ Obama said in the interview with two of his former aides on “Pod Save America,” according to Bloomberg.
So he’s just going to blurt stuff out, and others will “translate” it into policies?
Biden “understands the importance of surrounding himself with people who are smart” and who “believe in science and believe in expertise and believe in, you know, institutional knowledge and experience,” Obama said.
We’ll see how Biden does tonight. But as Britt Hume noted before the first debate, people in mental decline – he says Biden is in fact senile – have good moments and bad.