Biden is right. His time is up.

Friends, I recently wrote an op-ed for the Miami Herald about the first Democratic Debate which was hosted in Miami at the Adrienne Arsht Center. Let me preface this with three things. First, I will be voting for whoever is the democratic nominee. Second, my candidate of choice is Elizabeth Warren. And third, I think Joe Biden is a good person, was a great Vice President, and should not be our nominee in 2020.

Joe Biden was right: His time is up

For those of us who worked on the 2008 Obama campaign, the Democratic debate was a stark reminder of Biden’s lack of discipline on the campaign trail and his tone deafness when it comes to race. We dreaded this every time he went off script. In 2007, for example, Biden called Obama “clean” and “articulate”. These gaffes are nothing new (see: 1988). They are part of the Biden package.

Biden’s debate stumble started a week before with unscripted comments reminiscing about working with Sen. Eastland, a segregationist. During the debate, Harris said these comments were personally hurtful and that Biden’s actions to stop busing personally affected her.

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