Joe Biden was once considered the frontrunner for the Democratic nomination. Yet today, he’s losing to radical, communist-loving (and Israel-hating) Bernie Sanders. That’s pretty bad. As his prospects for winning the primaries dwindle, the former vice president is getting nasty. But something tells me the few people who showed up at his events won’t turn it around.
Joe Biden didn’t seem to expect to do well in the first few primary states. Months ago, he all but wrote off Iowa. He left New Hampshire before the votes were in. But Nevada should have been his comeback moment. Instead, he fell behind socialist Bernie Sanders by double digits. His campaign was confident that South Carolina was a lock. But recent polls show that Sanders is gaining on him, big time.
This isn’t great for the Democrats. For many reasons. Joe Biden was considered the only moderate who could take on Trump. Sure, Sanders can win over enough far-left voters to nab the nomination. But can he win over independents and swing states in the General Election? Not with the terrible plan he just unveiled. Joe Biden was the “safe” choice. He was Obama’s V.P., for crying out loud. But it seems liberals just aren’t into him.
At a recent even, he took a desperate swing at relevance. Instead of hammering at the dangers of Sanders’ agenda, he attacked Trump once again. He used the tired, debunked “very find people” argument, while speaking to a crowd. But few people in that tiny venue seemed to care.
Former Vice President Joe Biden invoked the debunked “very fine people” hoax to attack President Donald Trump at a rally Monday night in a half-empty college gym.
The rally was intended to show support ahead of Tuesday night’s Democrat debate, and Saturday’s Democratic caucuses. Biden has seen the Palmetto State as his “firewall,” based on his support among black voters, but Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) has been catching up. Only about 200 people showed up on Monday night, standing in a circle in half a gymnasium at the College of Charleston.
Biden claimed, as he has since the start of his campaign, that Trump called neo-Nazis and white supremacists who rioted in Charlottesville, Virginia, in August 2017 “very fine people.” In fact, the transcript of Trump’s remarks shows clearly that he said they should be “condemned totally.” [Source: Breitbart]
How sad. Biden, watching his campaign fizzle, is flailing at Trump like a drowning snake. He keeps pushing a hoax that has been debunked time and again. If he thinks this is going to win over voters well… we can see immediately that it does not.
Barely 200 people showed up at his “firewall” state event. Remember, Sanders was able to get thousands at his (understandably far-left state) Tacoma event. Have we seen Biden get anywhere close to those numbers?
(Of course, Donald Trump beats them both with tens of thousands of people swarming his events. So many, they can’t fit them in.)
With Joe Biden’s chances fading fast, what is the Democrat establishment to do? They seem to be banking on Michael Bloomberg, who can outspend everyone else in the field. But he hasn’t even qualified for a primary yet.
Meanwhile, Sanders is gaining momentum among liberal voters. The mainstream media is doing everything they can to slow him down and defeat him. But they’re not very good at convincing people, these days.
Joe Biden never seemed all that eager to run. It almost felt like an obligation, just to prevent someone like Bernie from getting the nomination. Now that doesn’t seem like it’s going to happen. Maybe Biden should bow out now and retire.
End the gaffes, end the embarrassing hoaxes. I think he’d be better for it.