Has Joe Biden lost more than a step and gone into full-scale cognitive decline. Or can his recent speaking mishaps, which grow daily, be explained by a childhood stuttering challenge Biden overcame?
This is an interesting question because there are decades worth of video of Joe Biden. Has Biden stuttered during these speeches? Has his lost his train of thought?
I’ve spent a lot of time watching these videos for telltale signs of his stutter. Because the media narrative shifted recently, didn’t it?
You can see how media narratives shift by looking at Google trends.
Biden was Vice President for 8 years, where he gave hundreds of speeches and talks. No one during his 8 years in office wondered, “Does this guy stutter?”
But as Biden’s flubs were more noticeable, his team needed a media response. The Atlantic’s John Hendrickson was ready to provide cover fire.
What Joe Biden Can’t Bring Himself to Say His verbal stumbles have voters worried about his mental fitness.
Maybe they’d be more understanding if they knew he’s still fighting a stutter.
This article’s thesis was faulty from the onset, as Biden himself had given speeches to groups that seek to properly help those who stutter. (You can watch those speeches below.)
Let’s look back and see what the media was saying about Joe Biden’s stutter before his speeches became a rambling mess.
“Biden plops down in his seat and flashes The Smile, which comes and goes as steadily as a blinking light. He leans forward as if to confide a secret. His voice is somewhat nasal and he often speaks from the side of his mouth, with no trace of the stutter he had as a child.” – Washington Post, JOE BIDEN THE POLITICS OF BELIEF, 1987.
That quote is from an article in 1987. Joe Biden was an impressive figure in 1987, as you can hear in this video.
No one said much about Joe Biden’s stutter because it wasn’t an issue.
Watch this video of Joe Biden discussing his stutter. From 2016.
Compare this video to any contemporary footage of Biden.
Here is a 2008 speech by Joe Biden about his stutter.
Compare this video to any footage of Biden from 2020.
We’re all supposed to pretend like we don’t have parents and haven’t ever had to have the “Do we take away the car keys” conversation with siblings.
Watch this video. This isn’t a stutter.
Biden will lose to Trump. pic.twitter.com/FgmHikTc5N
— Secular Talk (@KyleKulinski) March 4, 2020