Joe Biden’s wife, Jill, believes that her husband is the only one who is a strong enough contender to beat Trump in the 2020 election.
So during a speaking engagement at a bookstore in Manchester, New Hampshire Jill asked her listeners to do her a favor.
Fox News reported “I know that not all of you are committed to my husband, and I respect that, but I want you to think about your candidate, his or her electability, and who’s going to win this race,” Dr. Biden said.
“And so if you’re looking at that you’ve got to look at the polls,” Biden said. “If they’re consistent and they’re consistently saying the same thing, I think you can’t dismiss that.”
The former second lady insisted the party’s eventual nominee “just can’t have Democrats” in order to win a general election, stressing that person must win over independents. She also pointed to polls in Ohio, Pennsylvania and Michigan, where her husband is leading in matchups against Trump.
“You know we have to include everybody, our party has to be more inclusive, which means we have to go to independents and say ‘join us,’ we have to go to Republicans and say ‘OK, you’re a Republican, but you can’t tell me that your children are proud of the president, you know, of the things he says and, you know, as a mother or as a father, I mean, how can you be proud of that president as a leader?”
“So yes, you know, your candidate might be better on, I don’t know, healthcare than Joe is, but you’ve got to look at who’s going to win this election, 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.”
Dr. Jill Biden urges voters to consider her husband's electability, saying: "your candidate might be better on, I don’t know, healthcare than Joe is, but you’ve got to look at who’s going to win this election." pic.twitter.com/xdPk95wWnv
— MSNBC (@MSNBC) August 19, 2019