by Daveda Gruber:
Joe Biden, who is vying for the Democratic presidential nomination, wasn’t very happy with questions that were asked of him in Iowa at a town hall.
During some back and forth questions and answers, a man in the audience threw Biden for a loop when he stated that he wasn’t a Republican but he had concerns with Biden as the presidential candidate.
The man then said, “I’ve got two problems with you. One, is you’re damn near as old as I am. You’re too old. I’m 83 and I know damn well I don’t have the mental faculties I did [inaudible.]”
The subject was then changed to “Ukraine” and Biden’s son Hunter working for natural gas firm Burisma Holdings.
The man went on to say, “But on the other hand, you sent your son over there to get a job and work for a gas company where he had no experience. … In order to get access for the president … you’re selling access to the president just like he was.”
That must of hit a nerve because Biden shot back, “You’re a damn liar, man. That’s not true and no one has ever said that.”
Someone in the room seemed to make an attempt to take the microphone away from the man in the audience, but Biden stopped them, saying, “let him go.”
Biden came back with, “Look, the reason I’m running is because I’ve been around a long time and I know more than most people and I can get things done. And you want to check my shape? Let’s do push-ups together man, let’s run, let’s do whatever you wanna do.”
Biden went on and said, “And number two, no one has said my son has done anything wrong and I did not, on any occasion.”
Then Biden was cut off by the man who yelled out that he “never said” Biden was “doing anything wrong.”
Biden shot back, “You said I set my son up to work at an oil company! Isn’t that what you said? Get your words straight…”
The man retorted, “I hear it on MSNBC.”
Biden came back with, “You don’t hear that on MSNBC. You did not hear that at all. I’m not gonna get into an argument here.”
Well, maybe Biden has certain knowledge of what MSNBC would and would not report because it is unclear what MSNBC actually related to the man in the audience.
The man shrugged that off and said, “You don’t have any more backbone than Trump does.”
That comment was greeted with boos from the rest of the room.
The man went back to the microphone and said, “I’m not voting for you.”
Biden shot back, “Well, I knew you weren’t voting for me man. You think I thought you’d stand up and vote for me? You’re too old to vote for me.”
Biden, who is 77 years old, has been saying that with age “comes wisdom.”
Do the two go hand in hand? I’d say, not always. No one has to be intelligent to get old.