Former Clinton bag man and current Joe Biden surrogate Terry McAuliffe just made an embarrassing flub that could sink Joe Biden.
A video of McAuliffe speaking too candidly to Virginia Democrats leaked to Fox News and it is bad.
Remember, Terry badly damaged Hillary when a speech of his leaked – he said don’t worry about Hillary’s new stance against TPP (an Obama trade deal Bernie, Trump, and belatedly Hillary all opposed at the time) and then sunk her with the truth – she doesn’t mean it.
It was a massive blow to Hillary because people saw her as untrustworthy and pandering for politics. When one of her closest advisers said she was full of it many people turned on Hillary.
Now Terry is at it again saying Biden is fine staying in the basement and that Dem officials would prefer he stay out of the spotlight. Not a good look – they can’t hide Biden forever he will have to debate Trump. Can you imagine what Trump will do to Biden in a debate?
“People say all the time, ‘Oh, we got to get the vice president out of the basement,'” McAuliffe told the Norfolk City Democratic Committee.
“He’s fine in the basement. Two people see him a day: his two body people. That’s it. Let Trump keep doing what Trump’s doing.”
“It’s hard for the vice president to break through,” McAuliffe told the group.
“You’ve got the COVID crisis. He’s not a governor, doesn’t have the National Guard”
“He’s not the president, doesn’t have the briefing room.”
“He needs to come out strategically. And when he says something like he did on race relations two days ago, it needs to have a big impact — thoughtful, and that’s what we’re preferring that he actually do at the time.”
“He’s doing a lot of local,” McAuliffe added. “He’s talking to two, three governors a day. He’s doing roundtables, Zoom calls. A lot of it’s being done in those six battleground states that we have going forward.”
“We’re building the digital today, which Trump has a huge lead on, he’s got like 88 million Twitter followers, so that’s a big emphasis for us.” McAuliffe said.