This is one of the reasons Democrats are likely to lose in 2020.
When they say something that sounds reasonable to many Americans, including Latino voters, they get slammed by the far left and then lay down immediately and start apologizing.
Biden jumps into damage control after upsetting Latino leaders
Joe Biden’s presidential campaign is quietly playing cleanup with dozens of immigration activists and Latino leaders — weeks after upsetting them by using what they considered loaded language to describe his views on immigration policy.
Biden said at the July 31 Democratic debate that undocumented immigrants need to “get in line” and that the country has been right to “cherry-pick” high-skilled immigrants, notably those with advanced degrees.
hat language, more commonly used by conservatives, triggered widespread criticism from immigrant rights activists, some of whom said the former vice president was echoing “Republican talking points” on how migrants are admitted to the United States.
The campaign quickly embarked on damage control. Aides assuaged aggrieved activists, and Biden had a closed-door meeting with Latino leaders in San Diego before his speech at the UnidosUS conference last week.
“It is unacceptable for a candidate vying to be the Democratic nominee for POTUS to use language like that used by VP Biden when talking about immigration during the second debate,” said Mayra Macías, executive director of Latino Victory. “We immediately reached out to the campaign and were told it was being addressed.”
Speaking of Joe Biden, guess who’s nipping at his heels in the polls now.
The Hill reports:
Biden just 1 point ahead of Warren in new weekly tracking poll
Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) is trailing former Vice President Joe Biden by just 1 point in a new Economist–YouGov weekly tracking poll.
Biden sits at 21 percent support in the survey, while Warren is close behind at 20 percent. The next candidate is Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) at 16 percent support among voters.
The survey comes as Warren continues to outpace Sanders, the other progressive in the race, and move closer to Biden in other polls.
Biden, by and large, remains the front-runner in most surveys, but Warren’s rise in the polls comes with the Vermont senator falling from second to third place.
A Monmouth University poll of Iowa caucusgoers released on Sunday showed Warren at 19 percent support, while Sanders sat at 9 percent support. Biden still led the pack at 28 percent in that survey.
Sanders’s campaign has rejected the notion that he is losing ground to Warren, arguing that it is a misleading narrative created by the news media.
It probably doesn’t even matter who the Democrats nominate.
They’re likely to lose either way.