Wow. Is Joe Biden really the Democratic frontrunner? According to many polls, he’s the man to beat. Yet time and again, Biden proves he doesn’t have what it takes to beat Donald Trump. He had to sit out for a week just to rest up. But once he returned to the campaign trail, very little had changed. He continued to embarrass himself with what he said, making a pretty big gaffe.
Honestly, I’m not going to say Biden is mentally unfit for office. He proves that himself quite easily! The former VP has always made embarrassing gaffes—even while running with Obama in 2008. It might have more to do with his personality than with his age.
But recently, the gaffes have been piling up—leading many Democrats to worry about his ability to win. In truth, he shouldn’t be slipping up so often. He has handlers, speech writers, and staff that should help focus his statements. Yet none of that has helped him.
Once he returned to Iowa to resume his campaign, he made a blunder right away. In fact, even the media called him out on this one.
Biden, who returned to the campaign trail this week after being waylaid by a string of gaffes, told voters during an event in the early caucus state he was not worried about the crowds his more liberal opponents were drawing…
“Have you seen anybody draw bigger crowds than me here in this state?”
Biden’s attempt at bravado, however, fell flat, with individuals in the crowd retorting “yes” to his question. [Source: Breitbart]
Ouch. That’s rough. Even the liberal media is schooling Biden. That’s not a good sign. This may not have been a typical Biden gaffe, but it shows how out-of-touch the candidate is. And how much he’s struggling to break out from the pack of 2020 contenders.
But it wasn’t long before he made a classic Biden gaffe. This one is even more strange. While discussing his early life and career, he mentioned the assassinations of Bobby Kennedy and Martin Luther King Jr. But he got the dates wrong. Very wrong.
Joe Biden continued his string of public gaffes while campaigning in Iowa Tuesday, inaccurately claiming that Robert F. Kennedy and Martin Luther King, Jr. were assassinated in the 1970s…
“Just like in my generation, when I got out of school, when Bobby Kennedy and Dr. King had been assassinated in the ’70s — the late ’70s — I got engaged,” Biden told the audience, before proceeding to ramble about the counter-culture movement of the 1960s. [Source: Breitbart]
Uh… what? Yes, that is yet another Biden gaffe, but a pretty odd one. Most Americans know that the murders of Bobby Kennedy and Martin Luther King occurred in the late 1960’s. 1968 to be exact.
Those are major events they cover in American History in every school in America. Those are especially important dates, considering they occurred during the Civil Rights Movement, a period of history frequently talked about in schools, the media, television, podcast, and more.
It’s not a period of time that you should get mixed up. Especially if you’re a candidate running for president. Hey, didn’t he get someone to write these speeches for him? Did they mess up? Joe, maybe you shouldn’t hire Millennials to fact-check your speeches for you!
This yet another in a long line of gaffes. Isn’t wasn’t long ago when he confused Margaret Thatcher with Theresa May. Or when he claimed that he was vice president in 2018—and met with the Parkland shooting survivors.
Or, worst of all, when he said “poor kids” are just as smart as “white kids.” And those are just for starters.
If I was one his campaign staff, I’d be very worried. Rumors have leaked that Biden refuses to listen to his own staff. Some are even afraid to correct him, because he gets very emotion—and angry.
But when you can’t even get through a speech without confusing the decades of two major events—the murders of American leaders—something is very wrong.
Perhaps Biden should bow out now. Save himself additional embarrassment.