It has been said that to err is human. The question is, when one does apologize for said error, are they genuinely apologetic or are they just saying so because they have to?
One of former Vice President and current Presidential nominee Joe Biden’s (D-DE) known character flaws is to shoot of his mouth without thinking. This is not a unique flaw, he is part of a club where many do the same. But he is the only one who as of now, will representing the Democrats in the Presidential election come the fall.
His most recent verbal diarrhea was the following:
“If you have a problem figuring out whether you’re for me or Trump, then you ain’t black.”
Said while on a radio interview on a popular African-American radio show, Mr. Biden quickly admitted his mistake.
“I know that the comments have come off like I was taking the African American vote for granted. But nothing could be further [from] the truth,” Biden said. “I’ve never ever done that, and I’ve earned it every time I’ve run. I was making the point that I have never taken the vote for granted. And in fact, I know in order to win the presidency, I need the African American vote. And it was the driving force, as I said, in the beginning of my campaign [a] year ago, to my being able to win in the first place and win the primary. And it is going to be critical to my winning the presidency.”
Did Joe Biden put his foot in his mouth? Absolutely. But, as I see it, the point is not what he said. It is that he recognized that he made a mistake and genuinely apologized. In comparison, when you know who has been caught in the same circumstance, he will find a way to change the subject or blame someone else.
Just another reason to vote for Joe Biden.