Presidential Debate Debacle Was a Great Argument for Smaller Government

Source: Reason
by JD Tuccille

“Most coverage of last week’s geriatric cage match of a debate focuses on the impact of Joe Biden’s obvious cognitive and physical decline on his prospects as the Democratic presidential candidate. More important though, is that he is currently the U.S. president, supposedly exercising the (excessive) responsibilities of that office, including reacting to firestorms foreign and domestic in an increasingly crisis-rich environment. That he’s clearly incapable of doing anything of the sort, and that many government officials obviously covered for his deficiencies, is disturbing and bodes poorly for some Americans’ preferences for an even bigger and more active state headed by this country’s political class.” (07/01/24)