Whatever your opinion of his policies or competence, sometimes you just gotta love Vice President Joe Biden. Often, the root of one’s warm feeling for the vice president is his proneness to foot-in-mouth disease. And even better when the “beneficiary” of Biden’s misspeak is everyone’s favorite Queen, Hillary Clinton.
Via The Daily Caller:
Vice President Joe Biden inadvertently undermined Hillary Clinton in a newly published interview by pointing out that his favorability ratings are higher than the Democratic presidential front-runner’s.
In an interview with CNBC’s John Harwood, Biden, who is known for his many gaffes, was asked about his role as second fiddle to President Obama and the public perception of him as “Goofy Uncle Joe.”
“Are you comfortable with Goofy Uncle Joe?” Harwood asked.Biden said he did not like the characterization and then digressed by pointing out his favorability ratings. “And by the way, the so-called Goofy Uncle Joe — if you notice, I beat every Republican in every poll when they thought I was running. You notice that my favorability was higher than anybody that’s running for office in either party,” he said.
Of course, if there’s one thing Hillary is especially light on — besides integrity — it’s likeability, so no surprise Biden beat her out in that regard.
But still, as someone who constantly is trying to “reinvent” herself and show voters she’s human, it’s gotta hurt Hillary to be reminded of such a truth. That is, if she is actually human underneath that phony veneer.
[Note: This article was written by Michelle Jesse, Associate Editor]