Libs are getting worried that Biden’s verbal blunders could make him unelectable.
Just yesterday, in Iowa, Biden said that people who have extra money use it for a variety of things including that they “go to the haberdasher more.”
Do most voters even know what a haberdasher is these days?
Does Joe know that people go online to buy menswear these days instead of popping down to the local haberdasher?
Fortunately, it appears that most of the people in the audience were old enough to know what Joe was talking about.
Check out this brief clip:
At a town hall in Maquoketa, Iowa this afternoon, Joe Biden talked about people going to "haberdasher."
Had to look it up, but after clipping coupons on the stock market, you cannot buy a record player at a haberdasher. pic.twitter.com/YDtf4faij9
— Steve Guest (@SteveGuest) October 30, 2019
Yikes. That wasn’t the best move for 2019.
Could you even imagine President Trump using the word “haberdasher” in a sentence while campaigning?
Neither can I.
It’s a word from a bygone era.
President Trump is about as contemporary as they come. He communicates effectively via social media — including using gifs and memes, much to the consternation of the Media(D) — he understands the power of humor, pop culture, celebrity, and especially branding. His rallies are more like a rock concert mixed with a stand-up comedy routine than a political event. It’s “politainment,” if you will.
Joe — not so much. His debate performances were lackluster, he used outdated references, and he cut himself off several times.
Despite Joe being just 3 years older than President Trump, the difference seems vast.
From The New York Times:
Six months into his presidential campaign, Mr. Biden is still delivering uneven performances on the debate stage and on the campaign trail in ways that can undermine his message. He takes circuitous routes to the ends of sentences, if he finishes them at all. He sometimes says the opposite of what he means (“I would eliminate the capital gains tax — I would raise the capital gains tax” he said in this month’s debate). He has mixed up countries, cities and dates, embarked on off-message asides and sometimes he simply cuts himself off.
That choppy speaking style puts Mr. Biden at a disadvantage as his front-runner status erodes and he confronts growing pressure to expand his appeal with voters and donors. He faces intensifying competition for moderate support, a formidable liberal foe in Elizabeth Warren, attacks on his family by Mr. Trump and Republicans, and a troubling cash crunch.
At a time when he most needs to convey confidence and forcefulness, some Democrats say, he is instead getting in his own way.
His “Go to Joe 30330” moment — confusing a phone number with a website — at the Democratic debate shows just how out of touch he is with tech which is such a huge part of normal, American life.
Taken with his comments earlier this month about “clipping coupons for the stock market” and in September when he urged parents — especially those with lower incomes — to turn on the “record player at night,” Joe Biden’s use of language reveals just how old he is. Not to mention Biden’s story about Corn Pop, the “bad dude” that he says he called “Esther” because he had to wear a bathing cap at a public swimming pool due to the pomade in his hair.
Speaking of water… remember that awkward moment at the CNN LGBTQ+ forum where he spoke to Anderson Cooper about gay bath houses?
Joe Biden is a walking talking anachronism. What in the hell is he talking about? What’s the context? Gay bath houses in San Francisco were all closed by 1987.pic.twitter.com/STWNpfLcik
— Dave Id (@DaveId) October 11, 2019
He’s a relic from another era — a curious piece of history that belongs in a museum.
In Iowa and nationally, worries about Mr. Biden’s speaking style are often intertwined with concerns about his age — though his allies and former staffers say he has long been prone to misspeaking.
Mr. Biden has said it is fair to raise his age, and in one of his stronger moments at the last debate, said that “with it comes wisdom.” In a statement over the summer, his doctor said that he was in “excellent physical condition.”
But several public appearances have intensified questions about his ability to connect in this political moment.
Source: New York Times
Now that he keeps making these very dated references, liberals are beginning to get really worried as their front-runner is alienating himself with voters by his language.
The longer he is on the trail, the more he reminds voters that he’s been in office since Nixon’s win over McGovern. It also reminds voters that he has accomplished very little in those 40+ years other than failing to become the Democratic nominee twice and then he was finally selected as Obama’s running mate because Barry wasn’t keen on being that one heartbeat between Hillary and the Presidency.
Joe says that he is going to fix what’s broken in the government — you know, that government that he has been a part of for more than half his life.
There is only one correct response to that sort of campaigning.