Two sentences are taken from one of my kid’s preschool reading books. The third is from Joe Biden’s acceptance speech.
Joe’s had a word with two syllables.
Other than that….
I didn’t watch Biden’s speech last night. But I read it online, and the text of the speech was quite revealing. Here are some examples.
Give people light.
Those are words for our time.
We’re so much bigger than that.
We’re so much better than that.
And he did.
And so can we.
The speech did include passages that were more “verbose” as written. But nothing in the speech required “thought” with regard to the manner in which delivery would give it meaning. The text of the speech was such that it could be delivered in conversational expository in the same way a Domino’s manager explains to a new employee the process for assembling a pizza.
The campaign isn’t just about winning votes.
It’s about winning the heart, and yes, the soul of America.
No generation will ever know what history will ask of it.
All we can ever know is whether we’ll be ready when that moment arrives.
So, the question before us is simple: Are we ready.
Wow — they tossed in a colon in the middle of a sentence. I hope he didn’t stumble there.
They are all on the ballot.
Who we are as a nation. What we stand for. And, most importantly, who we want to be.
That’s all on the ballot.
And the choice could not be clearer.
No rhetoric is needed.
Just judge this president on the facts.
I see a different America.
One that is generous and strong.
Selfless and humble.
It’s an America we can rebuild together.
Are we ready?
I believe we are.
This is a great nation.
And we are a good and decent people.
This is the United States of America.
And there has never been anything we’ve been unable to accomplish when we’ve done it together.
For love is more powerful than hate.
Hope is more powerful than fear.
Light is more powerful than dark.
This is our moment.
This is our mission.
May history be able to say that the end of this chapter of American darkness began here tonight as love and hope and light joined in the battle for the soul of the nation.
And this is a battle that we, together, will win.
I promise you.
That is just hard to read. I imagine it was as hard, if not harder to watch. It’s almost like the original Twitter rule was in effect — no sentence more than 140 characters.
Again, I have “cherry-picked” some of the more obvious examples — but there were a lot of “cherries” to pick from. But sentences of 5-8 words strung together are not the making of a coherent justification for being elected to the highest office in the land.
The people in the campaign who drafted the speech clearly understood the risk that Dementia-Joe would lose his place in a long sentence or combination of long sentences, and either stop or begin to riff freestyle based on words he’s hearing himself say but fails to comprehend.
So punctuation was their friend. Lots of “periods” forcing Dementia-Joe to stop, and then start again with a new sentence.
But the text is a concession that Dementia-Joe cannot deliver a live speech in a campaign rally setting. A bandaid can be applied to that problem by sending Harris in person, followed by a taped short video by Biden.
Emporer Joe revoke and replace the U.S. Constitution with his Imperial Orders and have his Imperial Storm Troopers to enforce his Orders.Democrats Suck
I doubt the speech was live. I think it was recorded with take after take to get Biden through it.
agree, highly edited, a person with moderate to advancing AD does not have that sustained focus.
-did you see the subtle tread of obama-shit in his speech? the “I” am the savior of America? He hates America. over 50 years in politics and has not done anything but steal from the American People
Joe has dementia or Alzheimer’s.
There are two types of meds that might have gotten him to the point where he could get thru this simplified-written speech:
Cholinesterase Inhibitors include these:
Galantamine (Razadyne, Razadyne ER, Reminyl)
All of these help lower anxiety and improve motivation to finish something started. But all three only delay the end by 6 to 12 months.
They also have side effects:
Loss of appetite
More frequent bowel movements
Then there is Memantine called Namenda.
It curb delusions (believing things that aren’t true), hallucinations (seeing things that aren’t there), agitation, aggression, and irritability.
It can help improve memory, attention, reasoning, and language.
It also has side effects:
Increased blood pressure
Joe would be safer served with the later med.
It, if timed correctly, could have gotten him thru that speech.
But a debate?
I would love to be able to see the actual teleprompter script roll. It would not at all be surprising to see each sentence as a separate line. Each sentence would be double or triple spaced so even a trained monkey would not repeat a previous line. And, given the spacing, previous read lines would disappear.
It is more than obvious they had to hand guide him through the lines he read. He struggled to make it sound authentic and critics now are questioning the actual authenticity of the delivery amid speculation it had been prerecorded and post edited.
According to Dems themselves some Emmy winning director was the manager of the entire convention.
He had access to and expertise in about 5 new editing technologies that all smooth out their cuts.
If any of them were used, Biden could have done the speech piecemeal and it would look seamlessly like a one-take event.
I wonder if the speech is being slowed down by experts to see if that’s what happened?