With the presidential election still ongoing, and Democratic candidate Joe Biden leading in points, according to most media sources, it’s time to talk about how exactly the former vice president would fair as our Commander in Chief.
Technically, the vice president’s position would have or at least should have given Biden just about everything he needed to understand what the presidency and all its many facets would entail. However, it has become apparent in recent months that the man who once served as second in command to Barack Obama is no longer quite what he used to be.
Gone are the days of eloquent speeches, well thought out responses, or even the semblance of knowing where he is. Instead, before us stands a man who, on numerous occasions, has lost track of what state he is in, what office he is running for, and even who his wife and family members are.
And yet we are supposed to trust him with our nation’s future and well-being?
Now, I’m sure some would call these instances of forgetfulness nothing more than gaffe or blunder made under the extreme pressures of a stressful campaign. I’m also sure these are the same type of people that would say that every time President Trump opens his mouth, gaffes are all that is heard.
However, I’m still not convinced that’s one: that’s a fair argument and two: that’s what this is.
And I’m not the only one who thinks so.
Enter the professional opinion of Dr. Ronny Jackson. Jackson is well-versed in the ailings of the physical body as a certified physician but also in exactly what it takes to handle the highest office in our nation. For decades now, he has been the primary White House physician, serving under George W. Bush, Barack Obama, and President Donald Trump.
In fact, it is only recently that he has left that post, turning to help his community at home in Texas, where he was just elected as a House Representative.
Jackson is also the man charged with giving President Trump his 2018 Montreal Cognitive Assessment after members of both the press and Congress questioned Trump’s ability to run the office as it should be. Trump swimmingly passed the test, much to the Democrats’ demise.
But Jackson is unsure that if given the same test, Biden could do the same, not that he will subject himself to such a test. When it was asked of him to do so earlier in the year by CBS News’ Errol Barnett, Biden replied, “No, I haven’t taken a test. Why the hell would I take a test? Come on, man.”
Nevertheless, Jackson thinks he should.
He told Fox News this past week that he thinks the fact that he hasn’t and won’t be made to is proof of a “huge double standard.”
“If they want to be consistent, they should be jumping up and down right demanding that Vice President Biden get a cognitive test done.”
He continued by saying that it’s not just about the politics of it either.
“I think there’s something going on there. I honestly do, and I’m not making a diagnosis. He’s not my patient. I never took care of him in the White House. I never examined him. But I was around him a lot. He’s always made a few gaffes here and there. But this is different.”
He said, “As a citizen of this country, I watch Joe Biden on the campaign trail and I am… convinced that he does not have the mental capacity, the cognitive ability to serve as our commander in chief and head of state,” according to the Daily Beast. “I really think that he needs some sort of cognitive testing before he takes over the reins as our commander in chief, if that is in the cards.”
And honestly, I don’t know why anyone would be objecting. If the Democrats really cared about our country, no matter the direction they want our politics to take, wouldn’t they want to put someone in office that actually knows what office they are standing in?
Furthermore, it should be a requirement of everyone seeking that office, or any political office for that matter, that such a test be given. Maybe then we could get actually get something done in Washington.