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News to me: Joe Biden stutters

Joe Biden (John Locher/AP)

Not until this week did I know Joe Biden has been dealing with stuttering all his life. While his speech patterns and hesitations occasionally raise questions about his mental acuity, some of them are actually a result of his stuttering … or efforts to control it. It may be understandable that he hasn’t wanted to make it an issue, but it can explain some things that until now have been used against him by opponents.

What a surprise. A top Democratic contender for the US presidency actually has a human failing. And it’s not his advancing years. Somehow it makes me like him even more.

For the full story see “What Joe Biden Can’t Bring Himself to Say” in The Atlantic.

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