A number of Democratic candidates have recently fallen in the race. A somewhat clear top 4 of Joe Biden, Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren and Pete Buttigieg has emerged. While Biden is still in the lead in most polls, any of the four has a chance.
With the top candidates emerging, candidates will now start to attack each other’s records. Warren and Buttigieg have sparred over campaign funding. And now Sanders has taken a big swing at Biden, attacking him as a politician and calling his record “so weak.”
Sanders made the comments during an interview with the Washington Post. “It’s just a lot of baggage that Joe takes into a campaign, which isn’t going to create energy and excitement,” he said. “He brings into this campaign a record which is so weak that it just cannot create the kind of excitement and energy that is going to be needed to defeat Donald Trump.”
The Vermont senator also felt that Biden’s past provides Trump ample opportunities to attack him. He continued, “It doesn’t take much imagination to understand that Trump will be saying, ‘You see this guy? He voted for NAFTA.”
Sanders then delivered criticism of Biden that is similar to that Warren has levied against Buttigieg. He claimed, “People are tired of the traditional types of campaigns in which candidates like Joe are running to wealthy people’s homes and raising large sums of money.”
A recent Economist/YouGov poll showed Biden with a healthy 10 point lead over Sanders.