Over the course of the 2020 presidential election, frontrunner Joe Biden and his staffers have been working overtime to convince Democrats that he is the most “electable” candidate. According to Biden, he is best-positioned to take on President Trump and able to appeal to multiple demographics of voters.
Now, the Biden camp has been truly striving to sell this narrative, but with multiple blunders and awkward statements like “swallow a little bit,” even Democrats are beginning to cringe. Jill Biden did not help her husband when she claimed that Americans ought to “swallow” their distaste for Biden’s policies and vote for him in order to defeat President Trump.
2020 hopeful Cory Booker had some choice words to say on this issue; not only did Booker slam Jill Biden’s take as “frightening,” but he moreover declared that the Democrat Party can do better than nominating Biden as the candidate to challenge President Trump. Booker’s statements on this matter are documented by Fox News.
Reviewing Booker’s Take on Biden as a “Safe Bet”
48 hours after Jill Biden’s horrible remarks on “swallowing a little bit,” Cory Booker delivered a speech before the Iowa AFL-CIO. When Booker spoke, he denounced the idea that Democrats settling for a mediocre “safe bet” is best. The 2020 candidate then went on to articulate his belief that Democrats can do better than simply going with Biden out of fear that other candidates won’t defeat President Trump.
Booker’s exact statements on this matter read as follows:
“The next leader of our party can’t be someone that is a safe bet. ‘Oh let’s just find the person who can triangulate and get this done so we can beat Donald Trump.’ I’m running in this election because I know we can do more than that.”
See for yourself:
Booker on Jill Biden’s Statements
While Booker’s above remarks are a direct rebuttal to Jill Biden’s statements, the candidate had more to say on Tuesday during an interview with CNN. Booker slammed Jill’s take as “frightening” and declared that Democrats should not “modulate our values or try to triangulate our policy positions based upon what some pundits say is electability.”
Finally, Booker claimed that Biden’s substantial lead in the polls and frontrunner status does not mean he will become the nominee or the 46th president of the United States. Booker noted the patterns of previous politicians who maintained significant leads relatively early on in a presidential election:
“I think Joe Biden should be worried because, in my lifetime, I don’t think before Carter, we haven’t had a person who was leading in the polls this far-out who’s ever gone on to be president from our party.”
None of the Democrats are going to become the next president. While Biden is getting the most attention due to his frontrunner status and multiple blunders, this doesn’t take away from the collectively poor policies of Democrat candidates. Joe Biden, Cory Booker and all the others would do very well to begin preparing for a second term of Donald J. Trump.
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