Hey, when the missiles are in the air, or hordes of Chinese drones are knocking out your power grid, you want a "leader" who can make some sort of decision in a week or so.
On policy issues, Mr. Biden, 78, takes days or weeks to make up his mind as he examines and second-guesses himself and others. It is a method of governing that can feel at odds with the urgency of a country still reeling from a pandemic and an economy struggling to recover.Oh, I'm sure this is only on "policy issues". Putin (and no doubt Xi Jinping) are likely duly impressed with the amount of "behind the scenes prep" it takes for Joe to be functional. Nothing like a senile "leader" of the formerly great nation that was once competitive with you!
In the end, Mr. Biden called Mr. Putin directly and then delivered a public statement on Russia sanctions that lasted only five minutes and 49 seconds. For as much as Mr. Biden projects an aura of ease — with his frequent backslapping, references to Irish poetry and liberal use of the phrase “c’mon, man” — his aides say it takes a lot of behind-the-scenes work to prepare him to project an assured demeanor.
This stuff is from the NY Times, through Power Line. I think PL is being pollyannaish about there being any rationality entering into the MSM mindset. Joe is a great guy for them, Russia, China, the Davos Elite, etc ...