Imagine yourself standing on the deck of a nuclear aircraft carrier. It’s dead of night, pitch-black, and the vast expanse of the ocean seems endless. You’re the helmsman, and the lives of thousands of sailors and the fate of your nation rest on your shoulders. Now, imagine if you were unfit mentally to perform your duty. Terrifying thought, right?
This analogy, dear friends, is a metaphor for the office of the President of the United States – our Commander in Chief. To put it in SEAL-speak, it’s a Big Deal. Mental acuity, cognitive health, and psychological robustness aren’t just attributes; they’re prerequisites for the job. Why? Because the person making the final call on national defense decisions has to be sharp as a Ka-Bar knife, and stable as a rock.
The position of President, like that of a Navy SEAL or a Special Operations commander, is subjected to extreme pressures and decisions of life and death. Under such strain, mental health cannot be compromised. A lapse in judgment, a miscalculation, or an erratic decision can lead to catastrophic outcomes.
This is what concerns me about Biden. It’s not about party politics; it’s just simple math.