Biden got pretty flustered when he was recently fact-checked live, by Fox News reporter. “What I’m trying to do is go around from town to town. I’m pulling in as big of crowds, or bigger crowds than anybody.” Tuesday Biden told huddled reporters in Iowa, “Have you seen anybody draw bigger crowds than me in this state?”
After the question, Peter Doocy, a Fox News reporter, answered the former vice president with a simple, “yes.” Doocy said January he saw Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., draw a more massive crowd when she visited Des Moines, Iowa.
Doocy realized this must have upset Biden because Biden then said he was a “big boy.” After Doocy made his point about candidates bringing in larger crowds Biden clapped back with “I mean, I know you, I know you’re going to go after me no matter what I’ve got. Yeah, you and it’s OK. Good. I am a big boy. I can handle it.”
The unusual interaction and “I’m a big boy” comment is only the most recent embarrassing moment for the Biden campaign. The 76-year-old candidate seems to be recognized at this point more for his errors than his policy choices. “I mean, I know you, I know you’re going to go after me no matter what I’ve got. Yeah, you and it’s OK. Good. I’m a big boy. I can handle it,”
One of the left-wing politician’s latest errors was confusing the assassinations of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Sen. Robert F. Kennedy by over ten years. This slip came while he was giving a speech in Iowa. “Just like in my generation, when I got out of school, Dr. King and Bobby Kennedy had been assassinated in the late ’70s when I got engaged,” he recently said to a crowd.
In 1968 Kennedy and King were both killed.
Add to all of this the evidence that Warren is swiftly gaining on Biden in the polls and it all shows potential problems for the former vice president’s campaign. Though a recent poll shows, Biden continues to lead the field with 31 percent, yet he has declined 10% points from July to August. That is a drastic drop indicating that Biden’s blunders and absolutely bizarre comments are beginning to take a toll on his campaign. He is very quickly losing the hope of Democratic primary voters, which should be troubling for a man who was VP only three years ago.
Biden may be trying to fight off criticism by saying he’s still ahead in the polls, but it appears he is hardly hanging onto that lead. Warren’s growth has come at the cost of Bernie Sanders; The Massachusetts lawmaker is now the favorite amongst primary voters below the age of 45 as well as those who identify as “very” liberal. Warren is up 12 percentage points since last month, among the under 45 crowds, while Sanders has lost 10 points.
Also, Warren’s support grew by 18 percentage points among very liberal voters, as support for Sanders fell 16 percentage points.