Former Vice President Joe Biden claims any of the Democratic candidates currently competing in the primary could ultimately defeat President Trump in November.
“I refuse to suggest any Democrat can lose,” he told MSNBC host Willie Geist on Tuesday morning when asked whether a socialist candidate like Bernie Sanders stood a chance.
“I think we could run Mickey Mouse against this president and have a shot,” he continued, per the Daily Wire.
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— Morning Joe (@Morning_Joe) February 11, 2020
Biden may think the fictional character stands a chance against Trump, but as each poll emerges, Biden’s own electability is being put into question.
His remarks came as he severely underperformed in the Iowa Caucus, coming fourth in the contest.
“The most recent Quinnipiac University poll showed 27% of respondents believed Biden was the most likely to beat President Donald Trump in November. Granted, that was a steep drop from the January Quinnipiac poll, which found 44% thought Biden was the most electable,” the Daily Wire reports.
Here’s more from the report:
Biden’s campaign has been in an apparent meltdown since his fourth-place showing in the Iowa caucuses (we think, we may never know who truly won the caucuses since there were so many errors). The Daily Wire’s James Barrett reported last week that Biden’s loss in Iowa was a “gut punch,” the candidate told Politico. Biden then went “missing” from the campaign trail in New Hampshire, The Washington Post reported, as his campaign gathered to seek “a reset and perhaps a last-ditch effort to save his candidacy, beginning with a debate Friday night.”
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“Following dismal results in the Iowa caucuses that have rattled many in his orbit, his campaign is now simultaneously trying to lower expectations here — with some suggesting they would consider a finish as low as third place a victory — while also bracing for a second straight difficult Election Day,” the outlet continued.
Further, the Post noted that Biden’s campaign is hemorrhaging cash and “canceled nearly $150,000 in television ads in South Carolina, which votes Feb. 29, and moved the spending to Nevada, whose Feb. 22 contest follows New Hampshire’s.”