Joe Biden’s presidential campaign may soon fall apart.
And it’s all because he made a major bet that just blew up in his face.
And now, Biden just got devastating news that left his campaign in shambles.
Joe Biden was supposed to be the greatest hope for Democrats to retake the White House next year.
But it’s starting to look like he badly miscalculated in his plan to win the Democratic nomination and defeat President Trump.
And it’s all because of one giant piece of news that left Biden’s campaign in pieces while giving President Donald Trump a major leg up in his own re-election campaign.
CNBC reports, “Three states, including two big ones for the 2020 election, just set new lows for unemployment.”
Those states are Vermont, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin.
While Vermont is a small state that votes overwhelmingly Democratic in presidential elections, Wisconsin and Pennsylvania are among the greatest prizes up for grabs in 2020.
Those states delivered Trump crucial electoral votes that allowed him to defeat Hillary Clinton in 2016.
And after being flipped from supporting Democrats for president for over 20 years to voting Red in 2016, both states are being targeted by Democrats and Republicans alike as two of the most important swing states of the upcoming election.
And the recent economic news may have just blown Joe Biden’s election plans to smithereens.
Biden, who himself hails from the Midwest, had planned to run a traditional Democratic campaign geared around flipping back the states that Hillary Clinton had lost in 2016 and replicating the sort of electoral map that led to Barack Obama and Bill Clinton being elected President.
But with this good news in both Pennsylvania and Wisconsin, Biden just got slammed with some terrible campaign updates that suggest his path to retaking both states just got much harder.
“Along with the new low for Vermont, Pennsylvania at 3.8% and Wisconsin’s 2.8% set new standards for state unemployment as indicated by records that go back to 1976. Pennsylvania and Wisconsin’s fortunes are significant in that they will be key swing states in the 2020 election, during which the economy’s performance under President Donald Trump will be a critical issue,” reports CNBC.
The impact this could have on the election cannot be understated.
If Wisconsin and Pennsylvania go for Trump again in 2020, there’s almost no path for someone like Biden to defeat Trump.
While other candidates are trying to expand the map by flipping other states that have traditionally been Republican, such as Georgia, North Carolina, or Texas, Biden’s path to victory doesn’t run through any of these and he has less of a chance of flipping them compared to other candidates.
His campaign is entirely around retaking the Midwest, and if he can’t do that, he won’t become president.
This could impact him both in the primary and in the general election too if he manages to get that far.
And in the meantime, it’s absolutely great news for President Trump himself.
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