Joe Biden and Charly Gordon
President Trump says he will call for drug tests for both Joe Biden and himself before the first Presidential debate on Sept. 29. It may sound ludicrous to some, but not to those of us who have noted the dramatic improvement in Biden's speaking ability recently. It seems that something has happened.
The President was asked about Biden's coherent debate against Bernie Sanders:
Q: "What do you think was going on?"
A: "I don't know how he could have been so incompetent in his debate performances and then all of a sudden be OK against Bernie," Trump answered. "My point is, if you go back and watch some of those numerous debates, he was so bad. He wasn't even coherent. And against Bernie, he was. And we're calling for a drug test."
This is another one of the President's gut feelings. So much of what he says is based on instinct. Could he be right again? We will never know because Biden will never submit to such a test and has already dismissed the idea.
I can't help thinking of Cliff Robertson as Charly Gordon - the mentally retarded (can we say that?) adult who is selected by two doctors to undergo a surgical procedure that triples his IQ .
A scene from Charly:
Unfortunately what was done for Charly Gordon wears off and the intellectual returns to being the mentally retarded man that the story began with.