When I first saw a shorter version of this clip on national news, I was aghast. I couldn’t see or didn’t notice smiles on anyone’s face. I just heard Biden’s remark and was stunned. “You’re a lying dog-faced pony soldier.” I couldn’t believe he had said that to anyone, much less a polite young woman asking a fair question. The explanations that came later, about it being an old family joke or some such, didn’t excuse it.
And I’ve not forgotten this incident in December:
Added to his lackluster debate performances, which I have previously mentioned, my confidence in him has faded. It’s now up to Buttigieg and Klobuchar to sell me on their candidacies.
At least that’s my thinking at the moment. I have until March 3rd to make up my mind and turn in my ballot.
(Note: Biden finished fifth in New Hampshire last night, behind Sanders, Buttigieg, Klobuchar, and Warren.)