Democrats Start Getting Nervous About Joe Biden After String Of Gaffes

Democrats are starting to remember why Joe Biden has never gotten their nomination despite having run for president twice before now.

Biden has ana amazing talent for putting his foot in his mouth and the last few weeks have got lots of Democrats beginning to panic.

Vice News reports:


Biden’s bumbles are back — and some Democrats are concerned.

Former Vice President Joe Biden delivered a series of verbal fumbles and gaffes during his longest swing to date through Iowa, providing fodder for President Trump’s accusations that he’s slipped mentally and left some local Democrats worried that he’s lost a step.

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At the Iowa State Fair on Thursday, Biden flubbed a standard campaign line. “We choose truth over facts,” he bellowed, instead of his normal “truth over lies.”

Later that evening at an event with the Iowa Asian and Latino Coalition, he declared that “Poor kids are just as bright, just as talented, as white kids,” before trying to word-salad his way out of the flub: “Wealthy kids, black kids, Asian kids, no, I really mean it, but think how we think about it.”…

“It’s dangerous territory, obviously. It plays into the narrative that Donald Trump would like to create about him,” said Grant Woodard, a Des Moines-based Democratic power player and former congressional chief of staff.

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BuzzFeed News is reporting something similar:

The Uneasiness Of Joe Biden’s Presidential Campaign Is About More Than The Gaffes

Joe Biden’s fight for the soul of America often feels like a fight for the soul of Joe Biden.

His four-day swing through Iowa began with a confident rebuke of President Donald Trump’s racist rhetoric. The Wednesday speech in Burlington was timely, given the domestic terrorism days earlier in El Paso, Texas, but also consistent with the themes Biden has campaigned on for months.

It can be easy to miss and hard to put your finger on, especially when Biden leads the Democratic presidential field in polling and puts on his aviator-clad frontrunner’s face. But Biden presents with a vibe of doubt. He can come across as a candidate who’s worried that he’s running out of time — and that he’s wasting yours. And he’s not always sure how to make the most of it…

And sometimes Biden says the wrong thing. Many dispatches from the Iowa trip dwelled on his verbal blunders here.

This is a problem that is not going to get better with time.

If Democrats nominate Joe, they had better prepare for a rough road ahead.


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