President Joe Biden appears to be suffering technical difficulties in the final days leading up to the midterm elections. For instance, on November 1, he confused the American war in Iraq with the current one between Russia and Ukraine. He also said his son, Beau Biden, died in Iraq. Spoiler, he passed away of brain cancer in Bethesda, Maryland, in 2015. Then, for some inexplicable reason, he plans to visit Chicago despite a lack of any tight races there. To top it off, in the middle of midterm campaigning, he recently appeared on a podcast — to talk about himself?!
On November 2, the Wondery Channel’s “SmartLess” podcast aired an expansive interview with the president — about the upcoming midterm elections, right? Guess again. He talked to celebrity hosts Jason Bateman, Sean Hayes, and Will Arnett about day-to-day life in the Biden household. Really.
With only days left before the midterms and the future of his presidency on the line, Biden opted not to help his fellow Democrats keep control of the House and Senate. Nope. Instead, he discussed his daily routine, which begins with a 7:00 a.m. wake-up, an 8:00 a.m. workout with a personal trainer, followed by a quick stroll from the White House’s private quarters to the Oval Office.
Then, at about 7:00 p.m., the president is back to his chambers for dinner with First Lady Jill Biden. Afterward, he catches up with his daily briefing and retires for the night at around 11:00 p.m.
Biden also talked about his wife Jill’s consternation if he isn’t fully shaved and the challenges the couple faces spending time together between his labors as the nation’s commander-in-chief and her job as a professor at a nearby community college.
Meanwhile, Biden’s approval ratings remain down, as do the odds against many Democratic candidates emerging victorious on November 8. Whatever party you choose – Vote. It matters.