Campaigns are sometimes won or lost on one or two public statements or utterances from the candidate that leave the voters shaking their heads.
And this year, there seem to be more than enough of those to go around in the presidential campaign.
But now Joe Biden has made the one blunder that could mean the end for his campaign.
Most of the mainstream liberal media, Deep State operatives buried in the federal buildings’ basements, and the never-Trump and never-were Republicans continue to whine and moan about some of the things Donald Trump says.
Yet they time and time again ignore the gaffes, lies, and dangerous utterances of Joe Biden, who seems to get worse and worse with each passing day.
There could be an entire book written on Biden’s bizarre rantings, curious nonsensical utterances, misstatements, and outright lies – just from 2020 alone.
It’s no wonder his handlers, his family, and the billionaire socialists bankrolling the campaign have kept him locked in his basement most of the year.
That all said, almost every candidate at some point makes a mistake, misspeaks, misquotes, or “shades the truth.”
But what all candidates are taught is to never, under any circumstances, admit your opponent is doing good things that are helping the nation.
And certainly, don’t ever say the policies he is promoting are better and more effective than the policies you voted for.
Oh, and while you are discussing all that, don’t claim you voted against the very bill you voted for.
It turns out Joe Biden never got that memo.
Maybe that’s why, late last week, the former Vice President managed to accomplish all of those in one short interview.
To make matters worse, it was an interview with a very friendly Jake Tapper of CNN, who almost seemed pained watching Biden dig his own grave.
Biden said on CNN last Thursday that President Trump’s negotiated trade deal, the USMCA, is better than NAFTA, which is a deal Biden voted for.
“It is better than NAFTA,” Biden told CNN’s Jake Tapper.
Of course, Black Eye Politics readers will remember, Biden was hit hard during the Democrat presidential primary for supporting NAFTA. At the time he insisted his vote wasn’t a mistake.
But then last week, Biden claimed that he opposed NAFTA after he voted for it and then amazingly told a confounded Jake Tapper he would not give President Trump credit for renegotiating it.
This, despite the fact that the Obama administration, where Biden served for eight years as Vice President, was never able, or better said, refused, to do so.
Trump signed the USMCA trade deal into law in January. This deal came even though he was in the middle of his Senate impeachment trial.
He had repeatedly criticized NAFTA during his 2016 campaign and made the renegotiation of the trade deal a key part of his campaign’s platform.
The President was able to renegotiate a far better deal with Mexico and Canada, despite high tensions between the nations, especially with Mexico.
And then, once the treaty was negotiated Trump was able to secure enough support for the deal from Democrat lawmakers and labor unions to pass it through the U.S. Senate and sign it.
If Biden is already ceding ground on this important issue and admitting Trump is far better at foreign trade and foreign affairs, it may only be a matter of time before he admits he falls short of the President on other key issues.
Which, of course, will leave voters wondering why he’s even running in the first place.