(AmericanPoliticalDaily.com) – If kissing his granddaughter on the lips and calling a voter a “lying dog-faced pony soldier” wasn’t bad enough, Joe Biden just delivered a gaffe-ridden speech after he failed badly in the New Hampshire primary.
Once considered the frontrunner in the Democratic race to become presidential nominee, Biden came fifth behind Elizabeth Warren and even Amy Klobuchar. Plummeting down to 8.4%, Biden is now the top of the league in the “irrelevant” category, joining the ranks of Tom Steyer, Tulsi Gabbard, and Deval Patrick.
Biden received exactly the same number of delegates as Andrew Yang (0) who announced on the same night that he would be suspending his campaign.
In a clear attempt to control the damage being done to his campaign, Biden used a post-results speech to assure supporters that there are 48 more states to go.
“Tonight, we just heard from the first two of 50 states. Not all of nation, not have…not a quarter of the nation, but two,” he said.
“Now, where I come from that’s the opening bell. Not the closing bell.”
He might have sounded confident, but Biden was clearly still hurting from the result because he completely forgot what state he was in. Again.
“Iowa and Nevada have spoken,” he said, to a confused audience.
The errors and the gaffes continued throughout the rest of his speech, too. Somehow, he forgot that President Barack Obama didn’t defeat an incumbent president, but won election after Republican George W. Bush had served two terms.
“All those Democrats that won against incumbents, from Jimmy Carter to a guy named Clinton and a guy named Obama, my good friend, guess what. They had overwhelming African American support. Without it nobody’s even won.”
A nice platitude, but Biden was just flat wrong about his good friend Barack Obama.
The loss no doubt hurts for Biden, who predicted he would easily win the state back in November. It came as donations to his campaign start to dry up, with Federal Election Commission filings showing just $8.9 million in the bank at the start of 2020. That is despite raising over $34 million in the last quarter of 2019.
As cash dries up and voters turn to Mayor Pete and socialist Sanders, Biden has some pretty tough decisions to make. And soon.