Joe Biden’s wife takes cue from McCain’s mother

Jill Biden advises Dems to “swallow a little bit,” not to look for the best candidate, but one who can “beat Trump”

John McCain was a distinctly unpopular presidential candidate in both 2000 and 2008. Like Bob Dole, who also lost his bid in 1996, the longtime senators — misreading the Republican base — considered the presidency their “due.”

In 2008, John’s mother, Roberta McCain, became known for her advice to reticent voters, essentially recommending, “Hold your nose and vote for Johnny.”

Fast forward to 2019. Speaking of her gaffe-prone husband, perennial presidential candidate Joe Biden, Jill Biden gave a bizarre reason for supporting him in the crowded Democrat primary election field. Biden unsuccessfully sought the presidency in 1988 and 2008.

“I know that not all of you are committed to my husband, and I respect that. But I want you to think about your candidate and who’s going to win this race.”

Dispensing an unusual bit of candor, Jill Biden also said that Democrats’ goals should not be to elect the best person for president, but to defeat Trump.

“My goal is to beat Donald Trump,” Mrs. Biden said. “We have to have someone who can beat him. So if you look at the polls, if you look at Joe with his record with independents…your candidate might be better on, I don’t know, health care than Joe is. But you’ve got to look at who’s going to win this election. And maybe you have to swallow a little bit and say, ‘OK, I personally like so-and-so better,’ but your bottom line has to be that we have to beat Trump.”

11 Responses to Joe Biden’s wife takes cue from McCain’s mother

  1. Mike says:

    This is one case in which it’s only too bad the President is term-limited. It would have been so nice to see Mrs. Biden have to wait in vain over THIRTY YEARS for a candidate who could beat The Donald the way we kept longing for a candidate who could beat the RINO Establishment-favored son-of-a….um….Roberta.

  2. Trevor says:

    Bob Dole was such a bad candidate he lost Arizona which is unthinkable. And no surprise Jeff Flake who was my congressman, flew to New Hampshire to campaign for McCain in 2008, even though McCain was a terrible candidate!

  3. Maggie says:

    Jill Biden is acknowledging her husband is a terrible candidate but pathetically begs for votes for him. I suspect her actual goal is being titled, “First Lady.”
    It’ll never happen, Jill.

  4. State Committeeman says:

    Democrat and RINOcrat ego-driven desperation are fascinating to behold.

    I regard McCain and Biden as outstanding examples of the Peter Principle, two men who have risen in the political hierarchy until they reached their level of incompetency.

    Who can ever forget the vile McCain casting the deciding vote on what was called “the skinny repeal” of Obamacare, based solely on his visceral jealously-based hatred of Donald Trump, who attained what McCain never could…the Presidency. Senate President Mitch McConnell held up the vote until McCain could travel back to D.C. He and the American people got kicked in the teeth by McCain.

  5. jake sez says:

    Now you see why I refuse to vote for someone based on the letter behind their name. A RINO and a democRAT are from the same shell. No more John McCain or Jeff Flake or Martha McSally.

    • State Committeeman says:

      Jake,
      I read your comments and agree with you except on Martha McSally. President Trump has endorsed her and going for an untested unknown with nothing to recommend him will guarantee a victory for Mr. Gabby Giffords (Mark Kelly). It’s a prediction I dislike making, but it’s one you can take to the bank.

      Kelly/Gifford is being funded by George Soros. He is also primed to take down our Second Amendment. McSally, an Air Force Academy graduate has excellent military experience and as the first woman to lead a fighter squadron in a war zone, understands the need to protect our constitutional rights.

      She’s not perfect, but neither is Donald Trump and I’d bet you’re not as critical of him. I will vote for both Trump and McSally and intend to work to get them both elected.

      Shortsightedness will guarantee Arizona will have two leftist US Senators for decades to come. That prospect is unacceptable. We are already turning purple. Let’s not aid the left in turning us full blown blue.

      If we lose the senate, which we currently hold by a slim margin, every judiciary nominee will be blocked and impeachment proceedings against Pres. Trump are guaranteed. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is closing in on 90. I want President Trump to replace her,and will not support a sure to lose unknown over McSally.

      • East Valley Conservative says:

        Amazing! Reading what you wrote it seems a though you crept into my head. There’s not a thing you say that I disagree with. Thanks for saving me time!!

      • Michael Schmitz says:

        “Full blown blue”? “Sure to lose unknown”? If it happens, blame it on Ducey. He could have appointed a conservative like Gosar to the post, but he didn’t; he appointed the loser, a slap in the face to many Arizonans. McSally is not a good campaigner. After all, she lost to Sinema. McSally needs to be primaried, we need a flown blown fighter.

        The McCain curse lives on in Ducey…”I was against Nike before I was for them”…Red flag laws…

      • Patriot Mom says:

        This is in reply to Michael Schmitz.
        Blaming McSally for losing to Sinema is not paying attention to the facts. Sinema completely reconfigured herself politically and personally. Her campaign ads portrayed her as a moderate. The word “Democrat” never appeared a single time as an identifier.

        Gone was her brash in-our-face assertions of her bi-sexuality, atheism and former negativity toward our military and stay-at-home Moms.She stopped posting Cinco de Mayo greetings to the Communist Party. Her foul mouth was suddenly filled with honey. In fact, she used her serviceman brother, in her duplicitous ads.

        She was not only well-funded by the desperate Dems, but also from national homosexual groups which rejoiced when she was elected.

        Incumbent Sen. Martha McSally is not where I am on every issue, but her resume is exceptional and she’s a proven, groundbreaking military leader. She is also an former member of congress.Topping my list of importance is the fact that she’s won the endorsement of President Trump.

        If you want to retain our Second Amendment protections, she is the one to elect. Her democrat opponent has made clear his intentions of restricting our gun rights.

        Following an unproven novice Pied Piper off the cliff is not what I intend to do.

  6. Saguaro Sam says:

    IT’s pretty bad when your neurosurgeon has to make a public statement that you are fit for service.

    Biden did, on two separate occasions, survive surgery on brain aneurysms and subsequent surgery to fix.

    The odds of surviving two such surgeries And surviving And being a functioning person are off the charts.

    But it could explain some of his aberrant behavior with women and children.

    Someone should ask him why he didn’t attend the aversion therapy that he was supposed to. And why he prefers to have Female USSS agents and Female military security personnel. And why he swims in the nude and walks around naked when Dr. Jill isn’t in residence.

    Jill Biden gave an interview where she described how she felt very uncomfortable, when she first came into the family, when Joe, Hunter, and Beau would kiss each other On The Lips often.
    She said, ‘but that’s just them showing affection. . . ‘

    Why don’t we hear from Joe’s daughter? (she’ll be trotted out, not happy about it, but trotted out to smile for the cameras sooner or later.)

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