Back in April, Bernie Sanders did what Bernie Sanders apparently does best. He dropped out of the race for President of the United States. In doing so, he threw his support behind the only candidate left in the field, Joe Biden. In the ensuing weeks, Biden latched on to several of Sanders’ ideas in regards to how socialistic our country should become. While Joe never really backed a “Medicare for All” approach, thinking that Obamacare needed to be tweaked, he did like Sanders’ feelings on several issues including taxing the wealthy (making more than $400,000 this time around), and free college for all. He also liked Bernie’s idea of getting rid of college debt. Alas, it didn’t help in the poll numbers as Bernie’s Bros all said they’d be staying on the couch this time around.
Now, it appears that Bernie Sanders may be joining them.
Sanders has said privately that he’s not happy with the way Biden has been campaigning. He’s upset with the “centrist” approach Biden has been using on the stump, and feels that his lack of energy when he IS out of the basement is going to lead to another Democrat loss come November 3rd. And he’s not alone.
CBS News Reporter Kathryn Watson couldn’t say it on the air, but she certainly had something to say to those that follow her on Twitter:
And there is the crux of Joe Biden’s problem. Bernie is pissed at him because he isn’t liberal enough, even though he says if elected, Biden will be the most liberal president we’ve had since FDR (also a socialist). And Biased Media Reporter Kathryn Watson is upset because he appears not to be able to “outwork Trump”.
Can this bode well for Biden? I guess the bigger question is, what can Joe do about it? His handlers said back in April that they were going to limit his campaign appearances both in number and in the amount of time he’d be in front of crowds, hoping that would lessen his chances at gaffes. It hasn’t played out very well as Trump hits the campaign trail in earnest, visiting several states, making great speeches, having energy, revving up his troops…just BEING Trump. In comparison, Biden looks old, haggard, and worn. It’s Kennedy vs. Nixon all over again.
Carry on world…you’re dismissed!