While delivering a short speech delivered in Toledo, Ohio on Monday, Democrat presidential candidate Joe Biden again mistakenly insisted that he is running to become Senator of the state of Delaware in a potential senior moment that saw him briefly transported back to his 1972 Senate campaign, the second such moment of the 2020 presidential election.
For the second time this year, Biden mistakenly told a group of voters that he is running for Senate, and urged them to learn more about him with a sloppily delivered version of a line Biden used in his early Senate campaigns.
“I’m running as a proud Democrat for the Senate,” said Biden on October 12, less than one month before he intends to win the November 3 presidential election.
Joe Biden: "I'm running as a proud Democrat for the Senate" pic.twitter.com/7LTFdJQMgF
— Trump War Room – Text TRUMP to 88022 (@TrumpWarRoom) October 12, 2020
In February of 2020, Biden made a similar gaffe, and more closely delivered the line that appears to have once been a go-to when courting would be voters at public speaking events.
“My name’s Joe Biden, I’m a Democratic candidate for United States Senate, look me over, you’re likely to see [inaudible]. If not, vote for the other Biden,” said Biden in February.
Republican Party National Spokesperson Elizabeth Harrington reveals that Biden delivered a more eloquent version of the same line during a speech for his failed 1988 presidential campaign.
“I used to stand there and say, ‘My name is Joe Biden, I’m a Democratic candidate for United States Senate. I hope you’ll look me over. If you like what you see, help out. If not, vote for the other guy.”
Poor guy, he's really been doing this too longpic.twitter.com/J1G9dkVboQ
— Elizabeth Harrington (@LizRNC) October 12, 2020
Biden has made a series of other embarrassing gaffes that have caused many conservative pundits, and President Donald Trump, to question the fitness of his mental health.
The Democratic presidential nominee recently nonsensically told voters that President Trump should “stop your boast about never being seemed at what you” at a recent campaign event, then the same week delivered a speech in which he was unable to pronounce basic words, changing “deficit” to “diffi-deficit,” “industry” to “indussee” and “pharmaceutical drugs” to “pharmaceutical jugs.”
Biden’s failing speaking abilities have led some to worry about the potential power that could be held by vice presidential candidate Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA). Instead of assuaging voters’ concerns, Biden recently told the media that Harris is “ready to be president on Day One if I – if somebody pushed me off a roof or something.”