As the race for the Democratic nomination revs up, the opposition research is proliferating. And Fox News hosts have begun amplifying rumors about Joe Biden’s health, echoing similar attacks on Hillary Clinton during the 2016 campaign.
The Daily Beast reports that on at least four occasions, Fox News has brought up Biden’s health.
“He is much more like Hillary Clinton, because if you talk to Democrats, who are working for different campaigns, all of the aggressive gossip whisperers—and this is where the action is happening in terms of opposition research—it’s people having a few drinks at a bar and whispering, ‘You know there is something wrong with the former vice president,’” Fox host Lisa “Kennedy” Montgomery claimed. “But that’s what they are actively doing right now. And it is surprising because they are concerned with taking Biden down and getting their candidate out there.”
“I was thinking more along the lines of Hillary Clinton having a lumpy overcoat in 85-degree weather,” she added, a reference to rumors that emerged after Clinton was photographed in a heavy coat.
The Mueller probe revealed that Republican operative Roger Stone had played a key role in spreading unfounded rumors about Clinton’s health.
Biden, at 77, is the second-to-oldest candidate in the race.
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Rep. Pramila Jayapal endorses Bernie Sanders for president
Rep. Pramila Jayapal (D-Wash.), co-chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus, endorsed Sen. Bernie Sanders for president on Sunday—the latest high-profile endorsement for 2020 Democratic candidate.
"What I feel we need is a candidate who is entirely authentic about what's wrong and steadfast about it and can rally people to believe he can trust them," Jayapal told the Washington Post on Sunday. "Bernie has that. I can feel Bernie beating Trump."
A 2020 reminder: 55% of US women between 18 and 54 would rather live under socialism than capitalism
As Democratic primary voters get ready to head to the polls beginning next month for the first votes of 2020, a reminder was issued Sunday that a majority of voting-age American women between the ages of 18 and 54—and just shy of half the people overall—would prefer living under under an economic system that more closely resembles the democratic socialist Nordic countries compared to the winner-takes-all capitalism that currently dominates in the United States.
Not raving Marxists clamoring for a state-run economy or communists calling for the abolition of private property, but the Harris poll conducted for "Axios on HBO" last year revealed that four in 10 Americans overall would rather live in country that provides a more comprehensive set of universal programs and a broader, more protective social safety net.