Former Vice President Joe Biden is rumored to jump into the Presidential race.
Democrats think he might be the strongest candidate to run against Donald Trump.
But that all imploded when Biden got this insanely bad news.
The liberal grassroots is not clamoring for a Joe Biden presidential run.
A focus group on CNN found the idea of a Biden candidacy was toxic with the party’s base voters.
The Hill reports:
The focus group’s dismissal of Biden is notable since the former vice president, who is expected to join the Democratic primary soon, has been leading a number of public opinion polls and is seen as the potential front-runner.
The Democrats gathered by CNN, however, said they weren’t interested in Biden. Some said they wanted a candidate who was further to the left.
“I think we need a bold, strong leadership, and you’ll find that in the progressives,” Democratic voter Carol Evans said.
“We had the standard-bearer for the kind of pragmatic centrist candidate in Hillary Clinton in 2016 and Donald Trump is now president. He is not your average political candidate, so we really need to try to think outside the box because, you know, it seems like the dude is made of rubber. Anything you throw at him just bounces off, there’s nothing that sticks,” said focus group member Michael Milisits.
Younger Democrats look at Biden and see a straight, white male.
They vote on identity politics.
These voters also see Biden as a relic from the Clinton era of the Democrat Party and the energy on the left with is with the ascendant socialist wing.
While Biden currently sits atop the polls, those are just measures of name recognition.
Biden owns that space as a former two-term Vice President.
But when the campaign actually kicks into full swing, Biden’s vulnerabilities could sink him.
We will keep you up-to-date on any new developments in this ongoing story.