by Sam Hieb
It’s certainly no secret that famed conservative columnist George Will has been suffering from Trump Derangement Syndrome (TDS) for over two years now. With that in mind, it should come as no surprise that he would immediately hitch his wagon to Crazy Uncle Joe Biden, who just officially announced his presidential candidacy. Appearing in today’s Winston-Salem Journal, Will addresses (some of) Biden’s issues, but makes it clear he’s the only Democrat who—as he writes–could be “a president who doesn’t make the current one look less loony than he is.”
Biden, whose smile is Jack Nicholson’s without the naughtiness, is not angry. His sporadic attempts at seeming so are transparently, and engagingly, synthetic. Neither, however, are most Americans angry. Rather, they are embarrassed and exhausted. Biden has a talent for embarrassing himself, but not the nation, and he probably might seem to weary voters to be something devoutly desired: restful.
Restful–as in having to take a nap every two hours. Surely Will watched Biden’s embarrassing opening campaign speech where he sounded like a doddering old man. No offense intended to doddering old men everywhere, but is that what we want–what we need–in the White House today? For what it’s worth, I would relish a debate between President Trump and Biden almost as much the president himself would.