I don’t get what he’s trying to say here:
Breaking: Biden's campaign manager just got a bigger padlock for Joe's door so he can’t get out of his bunker for tv interviews.
— Ryan Fournier (@RyanAFournier) August 6, 2020
The full quote: “What you all know but most people don’t know, unlike the African American community–with notable exceptions–the Latino community is an incredibly diverse community, with incredibly different attitudes about different things.”
He’s basically saying black people are a hivemind and they all agree on everything.
Certainly black people vote as if that’s the case, and the media portrays them as a single-minded monolithic bloc, so Biden probably views them from this perspective given that he’s been a politician for nearly 50 years. But c’mon. This is one of those things that you just don’t say. What’s the upside?
Is this Biden’s attempt to appeal to Latino voters? If so it’s a very clumsy one (which is characteristic of Biden at this stage), but more importantly it begs the question, “Why is he trying to appeal to Latino voters?”
Does his campaign’s internal polling show him unpopular with Latinos? Let’s hope.
A Quinnipiac poll from July 15 only had Biden beating Trump 45-35 with Hispanics. By comparison, Hillary won 66% of the Latino vote in 2016 compared to Trump’s 28%. Steve Cortes says Biden is “in trouble” with Hispanics, but then again he’s also an official employee of the Trump campaign, so take it with a grain of salt.
My guess is that as Biden’s mind deteriorates, he frequently forgets that he’s supposed to be politically correct nowadays. He reverts back to the 1970s/1980s Joe Biden who often says “racist” (but admittedly based) things. He often forgets how a white male Democrat in 2020 is supposed to talk.
Will this alienate black voters? I would hope so. Clearly Biden takes them for granted. Just last month he said any black person that doesn’t vote for him “ain’t black.” Let’s hope black voters vote based on the reality of the Democratic nominee rather than the media’s barrage of fear porn and race-baiting directed at them.