I never thought Joe Biden had the fire in his belly to run for president and my instincts are proving to be correct. I do believe Biden would like to be president, it's just the running part that Joe could do without. And it shows.

Biden is sleepwalking through the process. Most of the time, he just doesn't appear to be having fun. His speeches ramble and his facts are often incorrect or are exaggerated. He lashes out at reporters or voters who dare to question him about his policies and inconsistencies.

On Sunday, Biden actually called a woman a "lying, dog-faced pony soldier" when she dared question him about his poor showing in the Iowa Caucuses. Fox News reporter Greg Re says Biden used the same verbiage in responding to a voter in Iowa and he called at least one Iowa voter a "damn liar" while campaigning in that state in January. What's up with that, Joe?

Biden's worse-than-expected showing in Iowa had to be disappointing. There are those who believe Biden could actually finish fifth in New Hampshire this week. That just might be enough to convince him to fold the tent and head for home.

Biden is a politician of a different age. He is old now. And creepy. He's got his hands all over people. He is slippery and sleazy, like a used car salesman. Remember he said the kids in the pool liked his hairy legs? And what about Corn Pop? He is peddling something but nobody is quite sure what it is. Nor is he.

Biden has also become a victim of modern-day polling. The national media decided Biden was the frontrunner for many months in polls that were never reflective of people's true feelings. They propped him up but the public just wasn't buying it.

Maybe it was all of the Hunter stuff and Ukraine. Or maybe Joe Biden just didn't have the fire in his belly. Whatever it was, Joe Biden will never be elected President of the United States. I guess he just didn't want it bad enough.

Barry Richard is the host of The Barry Richard Show on 1420 WBSM New Bedford. He can be heard weekdays from noon to 3 p.m. Contact him at barry@wbsm.com and follow him on Twitter @BarryJRichard58. The opinions expressed in this commentary are solely those of the author.

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