For a good while there, it was Joe Biden’s nomination to lose. These days, it’ll take some doing to get the former Vice President back to even being competitive.
Senator Elizabeth Warren looks primed to take and hold the lead in the 2020 Democratic race, barring an unforeseen maneuver by someone of Hillary Clinton or Michelle Obama’s progressive clout.
Biden is suffering from a triad of issues on the campaign trail, leading to this dire situation: His constant gaffing and misremembering, an air of corruption surrounding he and his family’s business dealings abroad, and an incredibly weak fundraising haul in recent weeks.
It is that last predicament that has former DNC Chairwoman Donna Brazile most concerned for the longtime statesman.
“I think the Biden campaign needs to be concerned,” the former interim DNC chairwoman told “America’s Newsroom.”
“Get the burn rate down,” Brazile said, calling on Democratic voters to “step up” to counter the RNC, which raised a record $27.3 million last month.
“Get rid of any of those top-level consultants and put the money where it needs to be – that’s in the first four early states. There’s still time but they need to be concerned about the burn rate.”
Just how bad are things over at Camp Biden?
According to the report, Biden had just under $9 million in his campaign coffers after spending more money than he raised during the July-September fundraising quarter. That’s far less than Warren, who reported $25.7 million cash on hand, and Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont, another top tier rival who reported having $33.7 million in the bank.
Biden’s team has brushed off concerns about the candidate’s cobwebbed coffers, implying that their message and name recognition may be enough to get the job done at the polls.
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