CNN political commentator Ana Navarro criticized Democratic primary front-runner Joe Biden on Monday for not running a more impassioned campaign.
This being the same Ana Navarro who supported “Low Energy” Jeb Bush in the 2016 GOP presidential primary, which may suggest that she’d recognize a lack of passion when she sees it.
The alleged Republican appeared on CNN’s “New Day,” and the discussion was on the Democratic primary race. She opined that while you’re seeing other candidates in the media, Biden is nowhere to be found.
This coming despite a strong lead in the polls.
“Biden’s best day was his campaign launch,” Navarro said. “I say this as somebody who really likes Joe Biden and would be happy, skip and hop to the polls, if I could vote for him in the general instead of Donald Trump. But right now, he’s giving me Jeb Bush acid reflux. I want to see him pull this together.”
She would agree with former “CBS This Morning” co-host Bianna Golodryga, who characterized Navarro’s concerns as being whether Biden had the “fire in the belly.”
Biden’s age is brought up as a possible factor — he’s four years older than President Trump.
A montage was then played of the top three candidates after Biden, Sens. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., and South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg, going at the front runner. All three candidates are considerably further left than Biden and were painting him as a moderate.
The narrative apparently being that the more radical left you are, the more electable you are to the American people, which runs counter to what many voters believe.
CNN political commentator Joe Lockhart brought up a good point, noting the other three Democrat front runners are splitting the younger, more progressive vote, which bides well for Biden.
It goes without saying that Navarro is a Kool-Aid drinking Trump hater.
And CNN’s favorite Republican is concerned Biden will not “punch” the president hard enough.
“Biden can’t got out there on his cloud of Democratic love and string a harp,” she complained. “He’s gotta go out there and prove that he can punch. People want to see electability and they want to be able to see: can he punch at Donald Trump.”
It seems to be lost on all involved that this is a supposed Republican telling viewers what Democrat voters want to see.
Biden is standing by who he is, which is being characterized as a risky strategy.
“The fact of the matter is the vast majority of the members of the Democratic Party are still basically liberal to moderate Democrats in the traditional sense,” he told reporters in early April, according to Politico. “The idea that all of a sudden, the Democratic Party woke up and, you know, everybody asks, what kind of Democrat are you, I’m an Obama-Biden Democrat, man. And I’m proud of it.”
Politico cited an anonymous Biden adviser, who said “there’s a big disconnect between the media narrative and what the primary electorate looks like.”
“The Democratic primary universe is far less liberal. It’s older than you think it is,” the adviser said.
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