Joe Biden walked on-stage for the latest Democrat debate as damaged goods.
The former Vice President clung to his time as Barack Obama’s Vice President as his life raft in the turbulent campaign waters.
But this one truth about Barack Obama just destroyed Joe Biden.
Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren is now the presidential front-runner.
She leads Biden in key early state and national polls and has outraised him by nearly ten million dollars.
In the latest presidential debate, Biden tried to regain his footing by attacking Warren.
The former Vice President claimed he “got things done” whereas Warren promoted fantasy in place of actual policy.
Warren countered this argument by claiming she pushed the Obama administration to create the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau in the wake of the 2008 financial collapse and recession.
Biden tried to take credit for that by claiming, as Vice President, he twisted arms on the floor of the Senate to get the votes.
But Warren coolly cut him down by instead thanking Barack Obama for his leadership on this matter.
The former vice president then raised his voice as he explained how he secured votes in Congress to establish the agency.
“I got votes for that bill. I convinced people to vote for it. So, let’s get those things straight too,” Biden said.
“I am deeply grateful to President Obama, who fought so hard to make sure that agency was passed into law,” Warren replied softly, prompting laughter from both Biden and debate attendees.
“I am deeply grateful to every single person who fought for it and who helped pass it into law, but understand—,” she continued.
One noticeable fact about the CNN/New York Times Democrat Debate was Biden never mentioning Obama’s name.
The biggest moment in the debate where Obama came up was when Warren used Obama’s name to undercut Biden’s attack on her.
We will keep you up-to-date on any new developments in this ongoing story.