If Joe Biden were a 12 year old child, I’d think he had oppositional defiant disorder, because he seems unable to react calmly to any question that confronts him or which he doesn’t like.
Biden has had a succession of confrontations with voters or media where he’s been short or nasty with them.
He was at it again over the weekend in New Hampshire when questioned by a 21 year old female student, Madison Moore.
After a New Hampshire voter asks @JoeBiden why they should trust he can turn his campaign around, he asks if she’s ever been to a caucus before; when she says yes, Biden snaps: "No you haven’t. You’re a lying dog-faced pony soldier." pic.twitter.com/3uxOAu0Ues
— Tom Elliott (@tomselliott) February 9, 2020
Moore asked him a pretty good question, “How do you explain [your] performance in Iowa and why should the voters believe that you can win a national election?”
Biden tried to flip it off as a product of a chaotic caucus, saying “You ever been to a caucus?”
When Moore said yes, she had been at a caucus before, Biden accused her of lying. “No you haven’t. You’re a lying dog-faced pony soldier.”
He then continued saying that yes, it was a “little bit confusing in Iowa” but that even assuming that the result was correct, that Iowa had a poor record of picking winners of the ultimate nomination.
Fox’s Griff Jenkins later spoke to Moore and asked what she thought about Biden’s response.
Fox News’ @GriffJenkins spoke to the 21-year-old voter Biden called “a dog-faced pony soldier,” Madison Moore, who had this to say:
"A lot of what he’s saying seems to be … very sad … I don’t think he has the momentum to carry this to a national election." pic.twitter.com/RXoofBterU
— Tom Elliott (@tomselliott) February 10, 2020
“A lot of what he’s saying seems to be very pathos based and really very sad. We’ve heard a lot about deaths and cancer and people losing their jobs. And to me, he doesn’t seem very solution-oriented. I don’t think he has the momentum to carry this to a national election,” Moore said.
Exactly, good assessment. It’s the same thing as Hillary Clinton did. Grouse, grouse, grouse, but have nothing positive to offer, while seeming really tired and old while doing it. It’s the old “it’s my turn” argument. Hardly inspiring.
This was just the latest incident with Biden going after a voter because they’ve asked a question he hasn’t liked. He’s called a voter fat, he even stuck his finger in the chest of another voter who challenged him about climate change.
Not the way to win votes and influence people.