Not so long ago, former Vice President Joe Biden was a virtual lock to be the Democratic nominee for the 2020 election.
But now Biden’s campaign – and presidential hopes – are in seriously trouble… and according to experts Biden has nobody to blame but himself.
According to a report from The Hill, Biden’s recent string of well-publicized gaffes are raising questions among Democrats about his ability to beat President Trump in 2020.
Biden made headlines three times recently by misspeaking.
Last weekend he mistakenly said he had met as vice president with students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla.
“Those kids in Parkland came to see me when I was vice president,” he told reporters in Iowa.
The Parkland school was attacked by a mass shooter and many of the students were turned into gun control activists in an incident in 2018 — more than a year after Biden’s vice presidency ended.
That blunder followed another two days earlier when Biden, 76, told an audience of Asian and Hispanic voters that “poor kids are just as bright and just as talented as white kids.”
Biden later told reporters he botched the comment he's delivered many times and meant to say “wealthy kids.”
“On the spot, I explained it,” he said. “At that very second, I explained it. And so the fact of the matter is that I don't think anybody thinks that I meant anything other than what I meant.”
Earlier that day, Biden also declared in a speech at the Iowa State Fair, “We choose science over fiction. We choose truth over facts.”
And now Democratic insiders are finally admitting that Biden may not have what it takes.
“The substance of individual gaffes may be negligible but they’re a proxy for his political endurance, which some feel is waning, particularly as Warren is creeping up in the polls,” said Democratic strategist Basil Smikle, the former executive director of the New York State Democratic Party.
Wow! Who would have thought Democrats would have openly admitted this about Biden just a couple months ago?
And Fox News host Sean Hannity summed up Biden’s recent comedy of errors by saying Biden’s biggest opponent is ‘himself.’
During Hannity’s television show on Monday, he claimed “[Biden's] biggest opponent right now continues to be himself as the so-called Democratic front runner is still making gaffe after gaffe after gaffe; blunder after blunder."
Hannity added, "His team is running scared. They don't know what to do at this point. And putting his campaign in non-stop damage control."
If Biden is the best the Democratic Party can offer, then you can expect another four years of President Trump!