Campaign trail spouses want to support their husband or wife who's running for higher office, but sometimes they do more harm than good. The latest example of this is Jill Biden's attempt to explain why voters should choose her husband in the 2020 presidential election. She admitted on Monday in front of a group of New Hampshire teachers that some of his opponents may have better ideas, but in the end it's all about electability, and Biden's got it. Meaning, you may have to "swallow a little bit" and vote for him.
Dr. Jill Biden urges voters to consider her husband's electability, saying: "your candidate might be better on, I don’t know, healthcare than Joe is, but you’ve got to look at who’s going to win this election."— MSNBC (@MSNBC) August 20, 2019
Analysis: https://t.co/shdUri8QdL pic.twitter.com/AlJR6wuYWJ
Whoa, what a pep rally.
The Republican National Committee commented on how "sad" it is that Biden can't even count on a "clean endorsement" from his own wife.
How sad is it that Joe Biden can't even get a clean endorsement from his wife.— Steve Guest (@SteveGuest) August 20, 2019
Not only did Obama pass on endorsing Biden, he can't even get his wife to say he is the best candidate. https://t.co/We7VL6anhb
Meanwhile it didn't escape progressives' notice how "anemic" Mrs. Biden's pitch sounded.
Biden's new campaign new ad "Bones" also emphasizes his electability, beginning with the message, "We have to beat Donald Trump" and flashing several polls on the screen to prove he's the one to do it.
A new poll from CNN gives his argument some credence. He's regained his double-digit lead over the pack.
CNN poll: 2020 Democrats— Sahil Kapur (@sahilkapur) August 20, 2019
Biden 29% (+7 since late June)
Sanders 15% (+1)
Warren 14% (-1)
Buttigieg 5% (+1)
Harris 5% (-12)
O’Rourke 3% (-)
Booker 2% (-1)
Castro 2% (+1)
Gabbard 2% (+1)
[everyone else 1% or less]https://t.co/nSU6zOT1k3