Things could be a lot worse — Joe Biden could be holding his campaign rally in someone’s living room like New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, who also just announced his campaign, against the wishes of everyone except perhaps his wife.
To be fair, though, this is Biden’s official kickoff rally in Philadelphia, and Karl Baker of the News Journal in Delaware estimates the crowd at about 2,000.
— Karl Baker (@kbaker6) May 18, 2019
That’s not too bad, actually, but also consider this guy is the front runner in every poll, yet even Pete Buttigieg is managing to draw around 600 people at a routine campaign stop.
— Lis Smith (@Lis_Smith) May 18, 2019
Biden might have a little more work to do on the campaign trail that he thought; progressives have already written him off as an old white guy who believes there’s a “middle ground” when approaching climate change.
Even Hillary Clinton's campaign kickoff rally got 5,500 people compared to Biden's 2,000. https://t.co/PkKEjXIaps
— Steve Guest (@SteveGuest) May 18, 2019
That’s pretty bad.
— hayley shaw (@hayley561girl) May 18, 2019
CNN will be calling it 20,000.
— TraderMoe (@Trader_Moe) May 18, 2019
In Philly? 😂 I thought maybe some small conservative town
— vinz clortho (@vinzclortho15) May 18, 2019
first 1,500 paid
— Keith Long (@KeithLo51138885) May 18, 2019
1000 of them are reporters.
— Blake Law (@law_blake) May 18, 2019
Are they all homeless?
— Subtle Genius 🔺 (@2018Winning) May 18, 2019
— I Shame Liberals (@NotAPajamaBoy) May 18, 2019
Maybe he’ll pick up steam soon.
— ❤️Elizabeth 💯 (@TrumpsTheMan45) May 18, 2019
He's only got a little steam in the engine to start with.
— james e robertson jr (@Came2BelieveHim) May 18, 2019
Looks like a snooze fest…
— Sailor (@PennyZahn) May 18, 2019
— TestaDuda (@TestaDuda) May 18, 2019
How many people were yawning???
— Mike G (@TheRealMikeGi) May 18, 2019
He just doesn't have that Joe-mentum.
— DeeSnutts: It's What's For Dinner (@DeeSnuttsss) May 18, 2019
Maybe America’s just not ready for a straight, white male president 🤷♂️
— DB (@dacheteur) May 18, 2019
— Deborah-UnTamed ❌ (@UnTamedInSD) May 18, 2019
It won't be Biden.
— Dave (@Tarawa) May 18, 2019
We’re really curious to see … he’s leading all the polls, but how much of that is due to name recognition alone? Nobody had heard of Buttigieg before, and he climbed up into the serious contender ranks.
Biden: "Everybody knows who Donald Trump is. Even his supporters know who he is. We need to let them know who WE are. … We choose hope over fear, truth over lies and, yes, unity over fear." #Biden2020 event
— Domenico Montanaro (@DomenicoNPR) May 18, 2019
“We need to let them know who we are?” Dude, you were vice president for eight years; you’re the guy who compulsively sniffs women’s hair.
They will bus them in trust me. Ground hog day. Bernie must be thinking he’s going crazy. The DNC and the news media have the delagates and the money.
— Michelle Sterling (@Shell_megaUSA) May 18, 2019
The media loved Kamala Harris for a few days there before they dropped her like a hot rock. Who does CNN want to win the nomination? Guess we’ll find out soon enough.
‘A little rich’! Joe Biden gets introduced to a guy named Joe Biden after lecture against demonizing opponents https://t.co/ih3xF7PGJd
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) May 18, 2019