I think it’s safe to say that Biden’s big donors are probably starting to get worried about the so-called frontrunner—if they haven’t been worried already.
At the same campaign event in New Hampton, Iowa, where Biden thought it was okay to call a voter “fat” and a “damn liar,” he also temporarily forgot when he was vice president.“We did that in 1976… Um, I mean, excuse me, backing up here, 2014 is when we did that.”
Joe Biden was on a tear during that Iowa event. He also forgot what year the Obama administration was in office. He thought it was during the 70s for a few seconds 😂
— Greg Price (@greg_price11) December 5, 2019
Biden was 34 in 1976, and Barack Obama was still in high school, probably getting high with the Choom Gang.
I suppose Joe deserves some credit for at least realizing somewhat quickly that he’d made a pretty silly mistake, but he’s made so many silly mistakes just during this campaign alone — and even in the past few weeks — one can’t help but wonder if that makes the Democratic establishment nervous. This is hardly the first time he’s forgotten what year it is. The campaign is only going to get longer and more rigorous, and Biden’s mental acuity is only going to deteriorate further.
Matt Margolis is the author of Trumping Obama: How President Trump Saved Us From Barack Obama’s Legacy and the bestselling book The Worst President in History: The Legacy of Barack Obama. You can follow Matt on Twitter @MattMargolis