According to this, during a speaking event in Las Vegas, Joe Biden told a big audience of people that he “never thought she [Hillary Clinton] was the correct candidate.” And that he should have been the Democrats’ nominee for president –
Joe Biden on Hillary: "I never thought she was the correct candidate. I thought I was the correct candidate." pic.twitter.com/gh50IsDL0r
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Joe Biden admits the moment when he realized Hillary Clinton would lose to Trump
After watching a Donald Trump campaign rally in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, in October, Vice President Joe Biden says that was the moment he realized Donald Trump would defeat Hillary Clinton in November’s election.
That’s what the vice president told the Los Angeles Times in a recent interview.
“Son of a gun. We may lose this election,” Biden told the Times, recounting his reaction after watching the rally from his White House office.
“They’re all the people I grew up with. They’re their kids. And they’re not racist. They’re not sexist. But we didn’t talk to them,” the vice president added.
To add salt to the wound, he continued, “I thought I was a great candidate.”
Coming from a guy who never even declared his candidacy for president, that’s pretty rich. And sure, at the time he cited family reasons for his reluctance to enter the race and everyone – Democrats included – accepted his decision.
But it kind of makes me wonder – and this is pure speculation on my part – if the DNC told him point-blank not to get into the race because they were so committed to Queen Hillary. Continue reading @Chicks On The Right
Reflecting on Trump’s connection with Americans throughout his campaign, and during that Pennsylvania rally in October, Biden attempted to diagnose Democrats’ inability to connect with middle America.
“My dad used to have an expression. He said, ‘I don’t expect the government to solve my problems. But I expect them to understand it,” Biden said, adding that he doesn’t believe Democrats are positioning themselves to “understand” the struggles of “an awful lot of people.”