Joe Biden’s 2020 campaign is beginning to tank and everyone can see it.
Democrats, who were hoping for the best, are starting to think maybe Joe doesn’t have what it takes.
They’re right to be worried.
The Hill reports:
Biden struggles to reverse fall
Joe Biden’s presidential campaign is hitting major bumps at a critical moment in the 2020 campaign.
A little more than three months before the Iowa caucuses, the former vice president is widely seen as having lost his front-runner position to Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.).
He’s an underdog in Iowa, is coming off another forgettable debate performance and has just $9 million in cash on hand.
On Friday, the Biden campaign sent an email to its supporters fundraising off the fact that he’s behind his opponents in cash.
“I hate to say it, but our opponents are way ahead of us when it comes to money in the bank,” the Biden email says. “And on top of that, some of our opponents have boasted raising big bucks since Tuesday night’s debate. That could give them a huge leg up going into the next phase of this race. If we don’t pick up the pace here, we might have to make budget cuts that could seriously hurt our momentum in this primary,”
Warren’s rise in the polls is really hurting him.
The Associated Press reports:
With Warren’s rise, Biden faces Dems’ anxiety about 2020 bid
Joe Biden is confronting growing anxiety among would-be allies in the Democratic establishment about his ability to win the presidential nomination following underwhelming debate performances, lagging fundraising and withering attacks from rivals in his own party and from President Donald Trump .
The former vice president’s bank account is better suited for a city council race than a presidential election, warns Terry McAuliffe, a former Virginia governor and Democratic National Committee chairman. Democratic donor Robert Zimmerman describes group “therapy sessions” with some party financiers haranguing the direction of the race. And in New Hampshire, state House Speaker Steve Shurtleff is leaning toward backing Biden, but says “people wish he’d be a little more forceful.”
Their concern is heightened by the rise of Elizabeth Warren , a progressive long viewed by current and former elected officials, big donors and veteran strategists as too liberal to beat Trump in the general election. Warren and Biden are essentially tied at the top of the race with the rest of the field lagging behind.
The worst part for Democrats is that Biden is still technically the front-runner.
If he’s the best they’ve got, they’re in serious trouble.