Joe Biden has been more than a little bit scatterbrained during this 2020 election season, often is public, yet only mildly significant ways.
For one, he’s a constant gaffe machine who botches even the most elementary talking points. This has been true for years, but seems pointedly worse during this campaign that during his time in the Obama administration.
But then there’s the temper.
Biden has no less than thrice lashed out at American citizens on the campaign trail, telling a Detroit factory worker that he was “full of sh**”, calling a woman a “lying, dog-faced pony soldier”, and referring to a town hall attendee as “fat” before telling him he was “a damn liar”.
Yet still, Biden is fairly convinced that he’ll take the White House in 2020. He’s so sure, in fact, that he’s already picking out his transition team.
Joe Biden has assembled a planning team to assist the former vice president in having a smooth transition to the White House next year should he defeat President Trump in November.
Biden tapped former Sen. Ted Kaufman, D-Del., to lead the early transition team efforts. Kaufman was appointed to fill out Biden’s senate seat when he became vice president and also led Biden’s transition team in 2008 and 2009.
Kauffman said they are in “very early stages of pre-transition planning” to ensure a Biden Administration is prepared to immediately tackle the many challenges facing America right now.
“The next president will confront an ongoing global health pandemic and inherit an economy in its worst shape since the Great Depression,” Kaufman said in a statement. “No one will have taken office facing such daunting obstacles since Franklin Delano Roosevelt. Joe Biden is prepared to meet these urgent challenges on the day he is sworn in as president, and begin the hard work of addressing the public health crisis and rebuilding an economy that puts working families first.”
As of this writing, Joe Biden hasn’t even chosen a running mate, which makes this whole transition team debacle seem even more premature.