Joe Biden’s presidential campaign has turned into a slow-moving train wreck.
The former Vice President is reeling from political pressure on the far left of his party.
And now, a decades-old scandal could finally be his undoing.
Former Vice President Joe Biden is banking that name ID, political connections, and simply being the least crazy candidate in a field of over 20 desperate Democrats could carry him to victory in the 2020 Democratic Primaries.
But his campaign is starting to crumble under the pressure.
Biden has been reeling from nearly endless attacks from the far left of the Democratic Party, by Progressives and Socialists who think Biden is “too moderate” to be the Democratic nominee, despite the fact that he served under President Obama’s administration for eight years as his Vice President.
While Biden has had to move himself to the left on several policy positions in the past few weeks, the biggest danger to his candidacy doesn’t lay in his voting record or views, but rather his speeches, in particular, his tendency to commit plagiarism.
The 2020 election isn’t the first time Biden has run for office.
He previously ran in 2008, and all the way back in the 1980s.
And his first bid for the White House ended in disaster when a massive scandal broke that is just now beginning to re-emerge.
“CNN’s John King took aim Wednesday at former Vice President Joe Biden, arguing that a plagiarism scandal showed a failure of leadership. Reports began circulating earlier in the week that parts of Biden’s newly-released plan to address climate change might have been plagiarized,” reports the Daily Caller.
The scandal is far worse than Biden could have imagined, however.
“Josh Nelson, co-director of environmentalist group CREDO Action, highlighted two instances where Biden’s campaign used the exact same language as left-wing nonprofits, without citations. A subsequent review of Biden’s plan by The Daily Caller News Foundation identified three other examples of similarly phrased excerpts,” adds the Daily Caller.
Not only has Biden been caught plagiarizing speeches from a British Labour Party leader in the 1980s which prematurely ended his first presidential bid, but he hasn’t seemed to learn since that first scandal.
Now his campaign is doing it all over again.
According to the Daily Caller, “Political reporter Arlette Saenz characterized the issue as a ‘glitch in the rollout’ of Biden’s long-awaited plan, coming on the heels of criticism within his own party. Freshman Democratic New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez had accused him indirectly of taking a middle-of-the-road approach to climate change, something Biden denied.”
For his part, King tore into the Biden campaign for the screw up.
“This was supposed to be a campaign ‘A-Team,’” King remarked. “This was not an ‘A’ performance. When this has been an issue in the past. How? How? This is a staff issue, the former vice president probably had nothing to do with this, but he’s the leader of the organization. Hello?” King added.
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