His latest dreadful week on the campaign trail is a case in point.
By Zach Carter
The first time Joe Biden ran for president was in 1988. Sort of.
Biden officially withdrew from that contest in September 1987, after just three and a half months as a declared candidate. Despite building what The New York Times called “a formidable corps of fund-raisers,” Biden spent his brief time on the campaign trail bumbling from unforced error to unforced error. He insulted voters face to face, telling one, “I think I probably have a much higher I.Q. than you.” He lied about his academic record, lied about marching in the civil rights movement and plagiarized Bobby Kennedy, Hubert Humphrey and the British politician Neil Kinnock.
If anyone is capable of orchestrating another Democratic defeat, it’s the leaders of today’s Democratic Party.
Biden’s first presidential flameout was shocking. He was a 14-year Senate veteran, chairman of the powerful Judiciary Committee, and the favorite candidate of a deep bench of deep-pocketed donors.
Two decades later, Biden tried again, now with 34 years of experience in the Senate. He opened his campaign with an unintentionally racist gaffe, complimenting then-Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) as “articulate” and “clean.” The second time around, he made it to the actual year of the election but withdrew after failing to win a single percentage point of the vote in the Iowa caucuses.
In 2019, it is no longer a surprise that Biden is running yet another bad presidential campaign. What’s stunning is the insistence from the Democratic Party’s leadership that Biden is their best bet for defeating Donald Trump. …
His latest dreadful week on the campaign trail is a case in point …
(Commoner Call cartoon by Mark L. Taylor, 2019. Open source and free for non-derivative use with link to www.thecommonercall.org )