Top financial backer abandons Biden campaign

Make sure to let us know what you think... we now have comments turned ON below the article!

Prior to the official launch of his 2020 presidential campaign, former Vice President Joe Biden was regarded as the clear and uncontested frontrunner for the Democratic Party’s nomination to take on Donald Trump.

But though he’s still the top Dem in the polls, Biden’s lead has started to slip amid a series of gaffes and stumbles by the former VP on the campaign trail — the latest of which have cost him one big-time donor.

Dwindling support

CNBC reported on Friday that Biden had lost the support of one of his campaign’s chief financial backers, a fundraiser and donation bundler who supported former President Barack Obama’s re-election campaign in 2012 with more than $200,000 in donations over the course of that cycle.

That fundraiser is San Francisco-based attorney Tom McInerney, who cited recent comments by the candidate about working alongside segregationists, as well as his waffling on the Hyde Amendment, which prohibits taxpayer funds from being used on abortion, as the most prominent reasons for the withdrawal of his support for Biden.

That news didn’t become public until after Biden appeared on the second half of the first Democratic debates on Thursday night, but the decision had actually been made and shared with the campaign several days prior to the debate, on June 20.

“I had actually let the campaign known I’d pulled back my support of Biden for now,” McInerney told CNBC.

But McInerney added after seeing Biden’s Thursday performance: “I don’t think he did well last night.”

Losing steam

McInerney’s opinion of Biden’s performance echoed the rather frank assessment of many experts across the political spectrum. The former senator and vice president too often spoke slowly and incoherently, actually cut himself off once or twice, and came under intense fire from California Sen. Kamala Harris on a number of fronts, including his segregationist comments.

But while Biden’s poor performance may not have been the deciding factor in McInerney’s decision to withdraw his financial support of the campaign, it may be a contributing factor for other financial supporters considering pulling the plug on Biden too.

That was the prediction by McInerney, who insinuated to CNBC that he was likely only the first significant financial defection from Biden’s camp.

“I would imagine I’m not alone,” he said. But the timing of the announcement probably couldn’t have been worse for Biden, who reportedly just launched a fundraising effort in the Bay Area — McInerney’s stomping grounds — that was expected to continue through the weekend.

It will be interesting to see what sort of fundraising haul, if any, is announced by the Biden campaign following the weekend’s events. Regardless, things are currently not looking so good for Biden, and it has become painfully obvious that he will not be waltzing through the primary season to a coronation as the nominee, but will have to earn it the hard way — now with less financial support than he had counted on.

151 Responses

  1. I have seen many useful issues on your web site about computer systems. However, I’ve the judgment that notebook computers are still not quite powerful adequately to be a wise decision if you generally do jobs that require loads of power, for example video editing and enhancing. But for world-wide-web surfing, word processing, and majority of other typical computer work they are just fine, provided you may not mind the tiny screen size. Many thanks sharing your notions.

  2. Thank you so much for giving everyone a very breathtaking opportunity to check tips from this website. It’s usually very cool and stuffed with amusement for me and my office colleagues to visit your site particularly 3 times a week to read the newest stuff you have got. And indeed, I’m certainly happy with all the superb principles you give. Some 4 areas in this posting are surely the most effective we have had.

  3. Hmm it seems like your site ate my first comment (it was super long) so I guess I’ll just sum it up what I submitted and say, I’m thoroughly enjoying your blog. I too am an aspiring blog blogger but I’m still new to everything. Do you have any tips for first-time blog writers? I’d really appreciate it.

  4. I have to thank you for the efforts you’ve put in penning this website. I really hope to view the same high-grade blog posts by you later on as well. In truth, your creative writing abilities has encouraged me to get my own, personal site now 😉

  5. I really wanted to send a remark to be able to thank you for all the pleasant facts you are showing on this site. My considerable internet search has at the end been recognized with good know-how to go over with my close friends. I would mention that most of us site visitors actually are definitely blessed to dwell in a good community with very many awesome professionals with good hints. I feel extremely privileged to have come across your entire webpages and look forward to so many more brilliant moments reading here. Thanks a lot once more for everything.

  6. When I initially left a comment I seem to have clicked the -Notify me when new comments are added- checkbox and now whenever a comment is added I receive four emails with the same comment. There has to be an easy method you are able to remove me from that service? Thank you!

  7. Good post. I learn something totally new and challenging on sites I stumbleupon everyday. It will always be interesting to read through content from other writers and practice a little something from their web sites.

  8. Hi there, I believe your blog may be having web browser compatibility issues. When I take a look at your blog in Safari, it looks fine but when opening in Internet Explorer, it’s got some overlapping issues. I simply wanted to give you a quick heads up! Other than that, great blog!

  9. Hola! I’ve been following your website for a long time now and finally got the bravery to go ahead and give you a shout out from Atascocita Tx! Just wanted to mention keep up the good work!

  10. Next time I read a blog, I hope that it doesn’t disappoint me as much as this particular one. After all, I know it was my choice to read through, however I really believed you would probably have something useful to say. All I hear is a bunch of complaining about something that you can fix if you were not too busy seeking attention.

  11. I really love your blog.. Pleasant colors & theme. Did you develop this site yourself? Please reply back as I’m trying to create my own personal blog and want to know where you got this from or what the theme is named. Kudos!

  12. Hiya very cool web site!! Guy .. Beautiful .. Wonderful .. I will bookmark your website and take the feeds additionally…I’m satisfied to search out numerous useful info right here within the publish, we want work out more techniques in this regard, thanks for sharing.

  13. Hmm is anyone else encountering problems with the pictures on this blog loading? I’m trying to figure out if its a problem on my end or if it’s the blog. Any feed-back would be greatly appreciated.

  14. great submit, very informative. I wonder why the opposite experts of this sector do not understand this. You must continue your writing. I am confident, you have a great readers’ base already!

  15. I just could not leave your site before suggesting that I actually enjoyed the usual info an individual supply to your guests? Is gonna be back regularly to investigate cross-check new posts.

  16. I truly love your blog.. Excellent colors & theme. Did you build this site yourself? Please reply back as I’m wanting to create my own site and want to know where you got this from or exactly what the theme is called. Thanks!

  17. Hello would you mind sharing which blog platform you’re working with? I’m planning to start my own blog in the near future but I’m having a hard time making a decision between BlogEngine/Wordpress/B2evolution and Drupal. The reason I ask is because your layout seems different then most blogs and I’m looking for something unique. P.S My apologies for being off-topic but I had to ask!

  18. Thanks for the helpful post. It is also my opinion that mesothelioma has an really long latency period of time, which means that the signs of the disease won’t emerge until 30 to 50 years after the primary exposure to asbestos. Pleural mesothelioma, which is the most common kind and has effects on the area across the lungs, could cause shortness of breath, upper body pains, along with a persistent cough, which may produce coughing up bloodstream.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.