President Biden's behavior in recent weeks has raised new questions about whether he is fit for office. During an event on Wednesday, for example, he confused his former boss with President Trump:
"Back in 2009, during the Great Recession, the president asked me to be in charge of managing that. Then President Trump -- excuse me. Freudian slip. That was the last president. He caused … anyway, that was President Obama when I was vice president."
Gary Bauer, chairman of the Campaign for Working Families (CWF), thinks there continues to be a growing public concern about Biden's mental capacity.
"He increasingly has these moments when he seems befuddled, does almost a chain of words that doesn't make any logical sense," Bauer observes. "And yet the White House refuses to have the president tested for any kind of cognitive impairment. So I think that's hanging over the Biden administration. It could affect the congressional elections next year."
And if and when it becomes undeniably apparent that the president cannot adequately do his job, Bauer says the country will have a transition.
"The Democrat Party will probably be in a very difficult position, because Biden is dropping in the polls, but Kamala Harris is even lower in the polls than Biden is," the CWF chairman notes.
He does not think Harris could win a presidential election "if she had to run in her own right."