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Tue Feb 11, 2020, 10:26 AM

 

Biden's attack Ad against Pete backfired - bigtime


Not sure who is advising Biden but they need to be fired. The attack ad against Pete backfired.

First several people I have talked to the ad turned them off. They felt he shouldn't have attacked another democratic candidate. A lot of voters do not like that kind of negative ads.

But here is the part that really hurt. The ad did work that it lowered Pete's numbers but the support than went to Amy.

This is a nightmare scenario for Biden. Because Biden was looking at a 3rd place finish in NH which obviously is not good but its easier to dismiss as he turns to SC & Nevada.

But with Pete losing support and Amy gaining support, Amy could end up passing Biden. This would be a massive blow to the former Vice President. Then add into it that Warren could also pass Biden and we could be witnessing the start of the end of his campaign.

It was shortsighted attacking Pete because Pete in the long haul is little threat to Biden. After New Hampshire Pete polling numbers are not that good and Biden could easily pass Pete after Nevada & SC.

The real threat to Biden is Sanders after New Hampshire in the following two states. With Pete losing support, it will give Sanders an even bigger margin of victory and make Sanders look like a stronger candidate and harder to beat.

It would have been better if Pete could have upset Sanders in New Hampshire which he was on his way of doing just that. That would have made Sanders look weaker. Yes, that would have gave Pete momentum going into Nevada & SC but he is polling so far behind Biden that ground would have been hard to make up.

Pete is polling at 7 percent in Nevada compared to Biden at 21 percent. Sanders is at 17.5 percent. South Carolina Pete is at 5.5 percent with Biden at 31 percent and Sanders at 17.

If Sanders comes out of New Hampshire with a big victory and Biden finishing 4th or 5th that could help Sanders overtake Biden in Nevada and close the gap in South Carolina. Sanders then claim he won 3 of the first 4 states and Biden could look like a damage candidate. If this happens, we can look back at the attack ad Biden put out against Pete Buttigieg. A candidate that was never really a long term threat to Biden.

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Reply Biden's attack Ad against Pete backfired - bigtime (Original post)
LeftTurn3623 Feb 2020 OP
Sloumeau Feb 2020 #1
safeinOhio Feb 2020 #2
Laelth Feb 2020 #3

Response to LeftTurn3623 (Original post)

Tue Feb 11, 2020, 10:30 AM

1. I agree that Biden should be going after Sanders.

 

In fact, it would make sense if Biden, Pete, and Amy all teamed up against Sanders. People going after Biden slowly wore his support down over time.
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Response to LeftTurn3623 (Original post)

Tue Feb 11, 2020, 11:08 AM

2. Every one of them

 

need to be going after tRump. Whoever wins that battle gets my vote.
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Response to LeftTurn3623 (Original post)

Tue Feb 11, 2020, 01:04 PM

3. Biden is a former VP and had been a US senator for decades before that.

 

He should be above petty attacks on the former mayor of South Bend, Indiana. I was astounded by the commercial and agree with the OP that Biden is getting some bad advice.

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