A sublime 1950s ballad, “The Twelfth of Never,” sung by Johnny Mathis and written by Jerry Livingston and Paul Francis Webster, proclaims that love most tender will last “until the twelfth of never, and that’s a long, long time.”
Joe Biden was inaugurated on Jan. 20 and will remain America’s 46th president, health willing, until 2025. Evoking “Never,” his barely nine months in office feel much longer. It is as if we are measuring in dog years.
According to the Gallup Poll, Republicans now lead Democrats by 51-41 percent on “ensuring prosperity” and 54-31 on keeping us “safe from international threats” — the largest GOP edge since Barak Obama’s second term.
Worse for Biden, in a Quinnipiac Poll his 53 percent disapproval dwarfs 38 approval. On immigration, he drowns, 67 to 23 percent; the economy, 55 to 39; asked, “Has the administration been competent in…