According to insider sources, the Democratic National Convention’s favorite candidate at this time is Joe Biden, as the most suitable replacement for Hillary Clinton.
However, due to what happened in 2016, the DNC is nervous.
Despite the DNC's favoring Ms. Clinton (as with debate questions supplied ahead of debates) all that did not work out well.
The problem is Mr. Biden’s reputation has been rising and falling, shown by his various nicknames.
Mr. Biden started out at “Creepy Joe” with tendencies to go glassy-eyed while sniffing the hair of females, then advanced to the more favorable “Uncle Joe.”
“Uncle Joe” was your garrulous, good-humored, but wise older statesman, more than able to take on Mr. Trump.
Now, however, Mr. Biden’s nickname has advanced to “Crazy Joe.”
But is this good?
“Crazy” connotes: “Good old boy ready to take on anybody for ordinary people.”
Or: “Just plain round the bend loony, I’m sorry.”
Not the least problematical for the DNC is the upcoming three-hour debate on Thursday, September 12, with the nominee field winnowed to ten.
Will Mr. Biden be able to hold up at his rostrum for that length of time? Will his memory maintain as to where he actually is?
This concern is due to a recent event in which Mr. Biden claimed there was no place better than Vermont—while speaking in New Hampshire.
A couple of days back he referred to President Trump as “Donald Hump.”
Was there a glint of humor in his right-side bloodshot eye with this? Or not?
Most concerning is the possibility of one particular question coming up in this Thursday's debate.
Insiders also say ABC’s George Stephanopoulos will ask each candidate: “What is the sound of one hand clapping? You have thirty seconds.”
Unfortunately, Mr. Biden has a history on this matter.
In a recent campaign speech he stated:
“Think about it! How would it be if Mr. Netanyahu came to speak to the US Congress, and we all leaped to our feet twenty seven times, but with the sound of only one hand clapping?”
Crowd response was deafening, Mr. Biden’s smile dominating, and then he said—
“Or the sound of one hand crapping?”
Mr. Biden’s team responded: “No, no, no! He didn’t say crapping or clapping! He said Mr. Netanyahu is plenty scrappy! Just like himself!”
CNN reports DNC officials are drinking more than usual as the field narrows.