Joe Biden is a walking gaffe machine. Anyone who follows politics knows this.
Apparently, his campaign staff is taking special precautions to keep Biden away from the media too much because they know he’ll put his foot in his mouth.
Obama’s former campaign adviser David Axelrod recently commented on this.
The Washington Examiner reports:
Top Obama adviser: Biden in ‘candidate protection program’ as aides work to avoid gaffes
Former President Barack Obama’s chief campaign strategist David Axelrod said that Joe Biden’s campaign seems to be trying to protect him from making gaffes or appearing to be too old for the presidency.
Axelrod told the New York Times that he thought the campaign’s strategy of insulating Biden from the press and holding back the famously garrulous former vice president from making any controversial remarks has worked so far, but said the campaign will have to pivot to allow him to be “more venturesome” with his remarks and appearances.
“I think they’ve been really, really adroit in the early going,” Axelrod said. “Clearly, they’re trying to do enough to show the flag but not so much that it exposes him to either mistakes or fatigue. But the pace is going to quicken as the race goes on and you can’t keep him in candidate protection program.”
“One of the tests for a guy who’s 76 years old is, ‘Can he handle this?’” Axelrod said, of Biden needing to be more out in the open and visible on the campaign trail.
The 76-year-old has a history of gaffes and actions that have faced criticism. Multiple women have accused him of being too touchy with them, evoking criticism from some #MeToo activists. He later joked about the criticism.
Biden’s advisers are wise to keep tabs on him in this way. He is automatically prone to say stupid things in public.
Here’s a perfect example from the Washington Examiner:
Biden reminisced about stealing lingerie in college
Joe Biden once joked about his preoccupation with college “panty raids,” a 1950s fad in which male students would burst into female accommodations and take women’s underwear.
According to the text of a Dec. 3, 1986 speech to the National League of Cities in San Antonio, Texas — archived at the Library of Congress — Biden, now 76, recalled watching John F. Kennedy’s inaugural address as a senior in high school and said the speech “kindled the bonfire that started all over again.”
“For those of you who look back on it and say, ‘Things are different now than they were then,’ let me remind you — in 1959 and early 1960, there was no great movement on the college campuses. The only thing we were concerned about in those days was jobs and panty raids,” he said.
Do you think anyone in the liberal media will pick up that story?