Published March 11, 2020
It’s no secret that Biden has lost a few steps as he has aged. Time and again, he makes glaring errors when facing unscripted moments. He told South Carolina supporters he was running for the Senate. He also forgot the most famous line from the Declaration of Independence. And that’s just in the past few weeks.
Biden’s frailty doesn’t stop with his mind. He visibly tires during debates after the first-hour mark. In fact, the Sanders campaign recently accused the Biden camp of pressing for a sit-down format debate, as opposed to a typical two-hour standing debate, for Sunday’s one-on-one appearance with Sanders, which the Biden campaign denied.
Henry Olsen is a senior fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center.