The ultimate irony for Biden and Obama is that because he ran when he shouldn’t have, Bernie Sanders will win and hand Trump reelection.
If Biden stayed out of the race, most probably another moderate would have gained traction. But Biden stayed in and based on what he said today he is doomed.
“My name’s Joe Biden. I’m a Democratic candidate for the United States Senate,” Biden gaffed at the worst time – right before the make or break South Carolina primary.
From The New York Post: “I’ve been saying for a long time, it’s not enough to beat Donald Trump. We have to keep the House of Representatives, we have to win back the Senate,” Biden said before predicting that the state’s current senior senator, Republican Lindsey Graham, would lose to Democratic challenger Jaime Harrison.
“Jaime, I’ll come campaign for you or against you, whichever will help you the most,” the gaffe-prone presidential candidate said directly to Harrison, who was seated in the audience.
Biden delivered the shortest remarks of his fellow candidates, but received the longest applause from the audience, according to the Washington Post.
When the South Carolina favorite was wrapping up his speech, he confused which elected office he was seeking.
“You’re the ones who sent Barack Obama the presidency. And I have a simple proposition here: I’m here to ask you for your help. Where I come from, you don’t go very far unless you ask. My name’s Joe Biden. I’m a Democratic candidate for the United States Senate,” he said.
He also did this today, from The New York Post:
Gaffe-prone former veep Joe Biden put his foot in it again on Monday — claiming to have worked on the 2016 Paris Climate Accord with a Chinese leader who died 19 years earlier.
Joe Biden: "My name is Joe Biden. I'm a Democratic candidate for the United States Senate…if you don't like me, you can vote for the other Biden."
Joe Biden is running for… Senate? pic.twitter.com/7EcO3ajAOu
— Jessica Fletcher (@heckyessica) February 25, 2020