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The stark declaration came as part of a meandering soliloquy at the closing of a town hall meeting on the campus of Dartmouth College.
The Democratic front-runner made reference to the formative moments of his college years, most namely the 1968 assassinations of Robert F. Kennedy and Martin Luther King Jr., which just two days ago the self-proclaimed ‘gaffe machine’ recalled to have happened in the late 70s.
Timing - Question - Hours - Biden - Campaign
The timing of the rhetorical question seemed all the more bizarre, considering it came just hours after the Biden campaign sought to exploit the 76-year-old’s links to Obama, commemorating the 11th anniversary of him being selected as his Vice President on Twitter.
It also came amid mounting scrutiny regarding the presidential hopeful’s numerous blunders and slip-ups during televised interviews and campaign speeches, which have been frequent since he launched his White House bid in April.
Point - Biden - Events - 1960s - Consciousness
The point Biden seemed to be attempting to make was that the tumultuous events of the late 1960s and early 70s had heightened his political consciousness and kick-started his political career, though the message seemed somewhat lost on the crowd.
A campaign spokesperson told the New York Times that Biden has previously attempted to draw an analogy between an Obama assassination and the political killings of 1968 when addressing audiences who weren’t alive at the time.
Biden - Gaffs - Question - Acuity - Questions
Biden’s recent gaffs have bought into question his mental acuity, with questions persisting in abundance as to whether he’s fit enough to serve as the Commander-in-Chief.
In his appearance at Dartmouth - and during another speech later the same night - Biden made several slip-ups and problematic comments as he attempted to...
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