The only person who seems utterly dumbfounded by Joe Biden’s cratering campaign for President is Joe Biden. And, boy howdy, is he getting ornery about it.
Or should I say ornerier. Is that a word? It must be since spell-check didn’t flag it.
Old Ornery Joe spent Friday night’s debate shouting so much, even Bernie Sanders was on the verge of saying, “Whoa, Joe. Dial back on the yelling, would’ja!”
And yesterday, Joe yanked out a new insult to hurl at voters when he called a young woman a “lying, dog-faced pony soldier.”
That’s even more of a mouthful than “You kids get off’a my lawn!”
I get it.
Joe thought his stint as Obama’s VP would translate into wild, enthusiastic support. He really did believe that he would slide to the nomination like shit through a goose.
Then everything Ornery Joe thought would happen unraveled quicker than an old man’s sweater in the spin cycle.
Obama isn’t endorsing him.
That cantankerous old socialist is beating him like a redheaded stepchild.
And even the pipsqueak of a small town mayor who was born when Joe was forty is leaving the old coot in the dust.
Wouldn’t you be ornery too?
Fact is, Joe Biden never should have entered this race.
He should’ve retired from public life on January 20, 2017.
Instead of spending his days hollering at unsuspecting voters, Old Ornery Joe should be home in his La-Z-Boy hollering at the TV.
Now, Joe has always been a hot-head. And his hair-trigger temper has been making cameo appearances since the start of this campaign.
But with each set-back, those cameos are becoming more frequent.
And after losing big in Iowa – a state he had pretty much to himself while all but one of his major competitors were stuck in DC – and his abysmal polling in New Hampshire, Joe’s temper is less of a cameo and more of a supporting role on the campaign trail.
In New Hampshire, Joe will be lucky if he can eke out a third place finish. Yesterday’s Suffolk/Boston Globe poll has Joe tied for fourth place with Elizabeth Warren.
Whereas the final Emerson poll has Ornery Joe in fifth place.
Meanwhile, the comfortable lead Joe enjoyed in Nevada is evaporating.
At this point, it’s looking altogether likely that Joe will get to his South Carolina “firewall” without a single victory under his belt.
And I’m wondering if that string of losses will have South Carolina Democrats rethinking tossing their vote his way.
Add to that old Ornery Joe getting hammered by reporters about his and Hunter’s dirty dealings, and things just aren’t going the way the poor guy thought they would.
Wouldn’t you’d be ornery too?
Fact is, for those of us rooted in reality, a Joe Biden nomination was always going to be a longshot.
And every time old Ornery Joe pops off at voters or yells at reporters, the more of a longshot his nomination becomes.
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