By Emma Sinn 12/9/16
Joe Biden brushed off notions that he would have done better than Hillary Clinton, saying that the Republicans would “probably have eaten me alive.”
He also pointed, during an interview with CNN’s Jake Tapper on Thursday, out how the campaigns lacked focus with regard to the lives of the working middle class. He suggested this could have contributed to Clinton’s loss, as Trump talked about bringing jobs back to America to appeal to that demographic.
“There’s been a shift in focus now that we got the car out of the ditch and on the road and running, on really focusing on the real inequities that exist and still exist for working class, middle class people who are left behind,” Biden compared.
This wasn’t a recent revelation either. Biden said much of the same words when he introduced Clinton at the Democratic National Convention.
Biden also dismissed the rising notion that characterizes the working class as racist or sexist. “I mean these are good people man!” Biden exclaimed. He defended the working class saying that they went with the candidate that best fit their ideals.
Biden chose not to run in October 2015 because of the death of his eldest son. He stands firm that he doesn’t know how he would have fared in the campaigns. “I learned how to become popular. Now that you’re not running for president, boom – you’re the most popular guy out there.”