Joe Biden Knows He Says the Wrong Thing
It’s not because he is 76, his campaign says. The former vice president has always had this tendency, and he hopes it won’t hurt him in the 2020 race.
The New York Times
Joe Biden has expressed frustration to allies that his candidacy will suffer if he is judged too harshly on the slip-ups, which he thinks he can do little to correct so long as he is being true to himself
Joe Biden camp attributes his misspeaking not to him being old or deteriorating, but to the fact that he’s Joe Biden, in
Let this sink in: Biden “has expressed frustration to allies that his candidacy will suffer if he is judged too harshly on the slip-ups, which he thinks he can do little to correct so long as he is being true to himself.”
there's the strong trail moment, followed by a blunder that dominates coverage. it's a pattern that's deeply frustrating Biden allies. their response: to argue that Biden has always been gaffe-prone, & try to shift focus to rivals' missteps w/
the sourcing for the "his own staff is worried" is incredibly weak, no indication of how many, at what level or even their specific phrasing. If you are going to do a hit piece do better.
Every time a political journalist earnestly uses the word "gaffe," an angel loses its wings
It’s a tad unsettling how easily one could imagine this quote from a Biden press person bring uttered by a Trump press person