Daffy old Groper Joe Biden is falling fast. Excerpt:
“I come to bury Caesar, not to praise him.” — William Shakespeare, Julius Caesar, Act 3 Scene 2
Perhaps nothing during this primary season will give me greater pleasure than to write Joe Biden’s political obituary, and I might not have to wait long to do it, if recent caucus results, poll numbers, debate performances, and fundraising troubles are anything to go by.
My, that’s an awful lot to go by, isn’t it?
Let’s start with the fundraising, which serves as a decent proxy for the predictions markets. Donors put their own money on the line for a candidate they not only support, but believe can win. The Hill’s Amie Parnes spoke with a Democrat bundler who said of Biden, “His fundraising was already suffering. It has not been great.” That was before Biden limped into last place in Iowa. Going into New Hampshire, the bundler predicted that Biden will have “a tougher time raising money now that he needs it.”
Most curious however was this bit of intel from Parnes’ story:
Even before the Iowa results, one California fundraising event scheduled for Feb. 20 was pushed back to March 4, a day after more than a dozen contests are held on this cycle’s Super Tuesday. The event was pushed back without explanation, sources say, leaving some donors to wonder aloud if the Biden campaign couldn’t get enough attendees for the event.
Joe Biden is perhaps the consummate swamp creature. He is a product of machine politics, having risen far beyond his level of competency when Barack Obama chose him as a) a nice, neutral VP candidate, and b) a great life insurance policy.
But here’s the thing: Groper Joe was safe and neutral as long as he didn’t talk too much. Now, in the spotlight, he has to talk, a lot. And every time he does, he’s blowing it; he has threatened to punch the President, he insulted an Iowa primary voter by calling him fat and challenged him to a pushup contest; he recently attacked a questioner at a rally by calling her a “lying dog-faced pony soldier.” Add to that the fact that some of his sweetheart deals are coming to light, not least of which is laundering bribe money from a Ukrainian oil company through his son.
Biden is way past his sell-by date. He’s lost it, it’s becoming apparent to Democrat primary voters that he’s lost it. I wouldn’t wish it on anyone, but one has to wonder if we aren’t seeing the onset of senile dementia. He should save himself further embarrassment and drop out now.