Jill Biden, the wife of former Vice President Joe Biden, is urging New Hampshire voters who support other Democratic White House hopefuls to consider backing her husband instead on the basis of “electability” – even if they consider their candidate to be “better” on the issues.
“Your candidate might be better on, I don’t know, health care, than Joe is, but you’ve got to look at who’s going to win this election,” Jill Biden said Monday at a campaign event in Nashua. “And maybe you have to swallow a little bit and say, ‘OK, I personally like so and so better,’ but your bottom line has to be that we have to beat Trump.”
Her sentiment echoes a message of Biden’s presidential campaign – that he is best positioned to beat President Donald Trump – but typically candidates and their surrogates are not so explicit in acknowledging that others in the field might have more appealing plans on leading issues.
Most polls have shown that the former vice president fares better than others in the crowded Democratic field in hypothetical general election matchups against Trump.
“I know that not all of you are committed to my husband, and I respect that,” Jill Biden said during her Nashua event. “But I want you to think about your candidate, his or her electability, and who’s going to win this race.”
“So I think if your goal – I know my goal – is to beat Donald Trump, we have to have someone who can beat him,” she continued.
Biden’s campaign is also making an electability argument in its first television ad in Iowa, which debuted Tuesday.
“We know in our bones this election is different,” the narrator says in the 60-second spot. “The stakes are higher. The threat more serious. We have to beat Donald Trump, and all the polls agree Joe Biden is the strongest Democrat to do the job. No one is more qualified.”
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This woman is as nuts as her husband! They want the U.S. White House to look like Lindsay’s Gracey Mansion! Hey lady, no way!
What’s the new Joe Biden’s wife’s name?
Nebach. Jill is just as senile & stupid like her dumb husband. Joe’s time as a useful idiot for the democrat party has long come & gone. He is a worthless rodent at this point. His campaign is trying to duplicate what Hillary’s did last time around. They threw Bill out there to try and whoo the voters. It backfired, so they just disappeared from the public view and they let the media do all the heavy lifting for her. Joe doesn’t have that luxury as the media couldn’t care less for the old WHITE man. The media can’t stand Sanders either. They’re a mess.
There may be someone brighter
There may be someone wiser
He’s just a so-so writer
But what a super plagiarizer
His rhetoric is tired
From opening to closing
His speeches uninspired
His audiences dozing
We’ve noticed for a while
His looks could use improving
His bright-white capped teeth smile
But his botoxed brow’s unmoving
I hope he’s the Dem nominee
‘Cause to us it can’t be plainer
He may have a loose screw (or three)
But the others are insaner
8:19 You are the best.