The Democrats don’t want to admit it but Joe Biden is a terrible campaigner, and that was in 2008. Now the game has changed even more – airbrushed politicians like Jeb Bush and Joe Biden don’t translate to the social media age.
They are too scripted and we all know why. When they go off-script they botch it like Biden did when his joke backfired in New Hampshire.
He called out a college student with a terrible joke, “No you haven’t. You’re a lying dog-faced pony soldier,” when she questioned why he did poorly in Iowa.
Imagine if President Trump said this, there would be an uproar. But the media laughed it off as a bad joke until the Daily Mail caught up with the student Madison Moore, a 21-year-old economics student at Mercer University in Macon, Georgia, who was insulted and humiliated.
Here is part of the transcript from The Daily Mail.
Moore said: ‘It was kind of humiliating to be called a liar on national TV by the former vice president. Instead of answering that question straightforward, his immediate response was to attempt to invalidate me by exposing my inexperience.’
‘He has been performing extremely poorly in this race and the fact that he couldn’t just straight answer my question without bullying or intimidating just exacerbates that fact. ‘
She added: ‘I am 21-year old college student, like what the hell do I know? Who cares who I am or my experience. Just answer the damn question.’
Moore, who is on Mercer University’s debate team, attended Biden’s campaign event as part of a trip for school, reported the Macon Telegraph.
She asked Biden why voters should believe he could win after his performance in Iowa – where he came in fourth place.
‘So you’re arguably the candidate with the greatest advantage in this race,’ Moore said, mentioning how Biden has name recognition as the former vice president and didn’t have to take time off from the campaign trail for impeachment hearings like the 2020 candidates who serve in the U.S. Senate.
‘How do you explain the performance in Iowa and why should the voters believe that you can win the national election?’ she asked.
‘It’s a good question. Number One – Iowa is a Democratic caucus. You ever been to a caucus?’ Biden asked the young voter.
She nodded in the affirmative.
‘No you haven’t. You’ve a lying dog-faced pony soldier,’ Biden said, getting laughs.
‘You said you were – but now you’ve got to be honest. Now, I’m gonna be honest with you. It was a little bit confusing in Iowa,’ he said.
Moore later explained she only nodded her head yes because she got nervous, but said she felt whether she had been to a caucus or not was irrelevant.
Biden’s spokespeople said the line was taken from a scene in a John Wayne movie, where a Native American chief refers to Wayne as a ‘lying, dog-faced pony soldier.’
Still, Moore said she didn’t find it funny, regardless if he tried to play it off as a joke.
She added she wasn’t expecting for her question to make national headlines, saying: ‘If I had expected that I would’ve worn makeup. I would’ve looked a lot cuter.’