The 2020 campaign is barely underway and Joe Biden is already getting unfavorable comparisons to historic losses. On MSNBC, ane contributor compared Joe Biden to Hillary Clinton in 2008 when she lost out to Obama.
The Washington Free Beacon reports:
MSNBC Contributor: Biden’s 2020 Run Like Clinton’s in 2008
MSNBC contributor Kimberly Atkins said Joe Biden’s 2020 candidacy was reminiscent of Hillary Clinton’s in 2008, where she began as the clear frontrunner but was soon supplanted from her left by Barack Obama.
Discussing a new Iowa poll showing Biden leading the pack with 24 percent support—down from 32 percent in the same poll in December—Atkins said Biden’s clumsy flip-flop on the Hyde Amendment showed how he doesn’t fit in the Democratic Party as he once did. Biden announced last week he opposed the Hyde Amendment, which is loathed by the party base for barring federal funding for most abortions, after decades of supporting it.
“It reminded me a little bit of ’08 too where Hillary Clinton came out,” Atkins said on Andrea Mitchell Reports. “She was a frontrunner, but it soon became very clear that the voters were interested in a new voice, in a new idea, in new things. That’s how Barack Obama, who was deemed unelectable in the beginning when he entered the race, sort of came ahead and surpassed her.
“I think you’re seeing that happening to both Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders as people begin to listen to Elizabeth Warren, Kamala Harris, Pete Buttigieg.
Watch the video:
Oof. That’s pretty rough.
Biden also took heat over the weekend for this painfully awkward tweet:
— Joe Biden (@JoeBiden) June 9, 2019
Former Obama adviser David Axelrod tweeted this reply:
This is a joke, right?
— David Axelrod (@davidaxelrod) June 9, 2019
That’s just embarrassing.