Joe Biden is risking his entire career in a desperate gamble that’s not looking good.
He may never recover from this huge blow.
Joe Biden’s political future ended with this one unthinkably bad performance.
President Joe Biden has decided to tie his own political future to the fate of Pennsylvania U.S. Senate candidate John Fetterman (D.).
He’s planning on spending the majority of the final days of the midterms campaigning in Pennsylvania and will attend a fundraiser on October 28 at the Pennsylvania Democratic Party Dinner, according to Axios, and also has scheduled to be in the state for a barnstorm on November 5.
If Biden can’t help pull Fetterman over the finish line it could make Democrats doubt Biden’s use to them.
Biden particularly emphasized the importance of Fetterman’s election during a fundraiser last week.
“We’ve got to win,” Biden told supporters. “John has got to win. John has got to win.”
Biden tried to put a positive spin on Fetterman’s mental problems by complimenting him for “fighting like hell” and said that he would help him “outlaw assault weapons” if elected to the Senate.
The president also highlighted Fetterman’s supposed “integrity.”
“You never have to wonder whether he means what he says and says when he means,” he said.
But Biden may be throwing his weight behind the wrong horse as Fetterman‘s had a disastrous debate performance on Tuesday night where Fetterman struggled to answer simple questions and remember simple words.
Fetterman’s lingering “auditory processing issues” were made crystal clear despite the two 70-inch TV monitors equipped with closed captioning, designed to help Fetterman figure out the moderators’ questions, and Oz’s responses.
Fetterman started the debate by saying, “Hi. Good night, everybody.”
Even worse, when pressed on his apparent flip-flopping on whether fracking should be banned, Fetterman didn’t appear to know how to answer the question.
“I absolutely support fracking,” Fetterman said before the moderator pointed out a 2018 interview in which he did not support hydraulic fracturing.
“I have always supported fracking,” Fetterman claimed again despite his past words, adding, “I do support fracking and — I don’t, I don’t, I support fracking, and I stand, and I do support fracking.”
The entire debate was a disaster for Democrats with Fetterman constantly struggling.
“I spoke to Fetterman recently, and I expected him to be very bad tonight,” tweeted Charlotte Alter of Time Magazine. “But he was much, much worse than I expected (and much worse than in our one-on-one conversation.)”
“Democrats are asking the same thing post-debate: Why did Fetterman’s team allow him to take the stage tonight? No one I’m talking to on the left has a good thing to say about what just took place,” tweeted The Hill reporter Al Weaver.
“Whoever decided to let Fetterman debate should never be involved in Democratic politics ever again,” pronounced Elections Daily editor-in-chief Eric Cunningham.
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