Biden's Senior Moments Spark Panic
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Biden senior moment: "I’m the guy that got ... the number of clips in a gun banned" pic.twitter.com/UNHtr5q4Ad— Tom Elliott (@tomselliott) June 28, 2019
Personal politics aside, observers concluded that Kamala Harris was the breakout star of last night's Democratic presidential primary debate.
Joe Biden not so much.
And his campaign is reportedly freaking out.
The source said that internally, field staff says the campaign-organized debate watch parties in early voting states have been “awkward” and that Biden isn’t playing well to those who attended.— Olivia Nuzzi (@Olivianuzzi) June 28, 2019
Nuzzi added that staffers are exasperated by the 76-year-old's alleged intransigence, saying he's 'set in his ways.'
According to Biden’s staff, he isn’t listening to his debate prep and he’s “set in his ways,” the source close to the campaign tells me.— Olivia Nuzzi (@Olivianuzzi) June 28, 2019
Kate Bedingfield, Biden’s deputy campaign manager, denied that the candidate’s camp is in freak out mode, simply tweeting “Nope” in response to Nuzzi.
The Democrat Party’s early front-runner was forced to defend his record on race in the face of tough questions from Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA), the only African American on stage. That was only after he defended his age after jabs from one of two millennial candidates in the prime-time clash.
"I do not believe you are a racist," Harris said while making sure everyone watching knew Biden worked with Democrat segregationist senators on non-race issues.
In another uneasy moment for Biden, Rep. Eric Swalwell took a swipe at the former vice president’s advanced age.
“Joe Biden was right when he said it was time to pass the torch to a new generation of Americans 32 years ago,” Swalwell jabbed.
Regardless, either Biden or Sen. Bernie Sanders, the race's top frontrunners, would be the oldest president elected in the United States' 243-year history.