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Biden is still the Democrat to beat, but rivals see weakness


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Those attributes appear to have helped the former vice president withstand weeks of attacks on his lengthy record in politics.But Biden’s rivals remain confident that his fumbles, like the one in Iowa this week, eventually will catch up to him, undermining his electability argument.“He has been durable,” said David Axelrod, a longtime political strategist for President Barack Obama. He caught the flub and quickly added: “wealthy kids, black kids, Asian kids.”Defending himself on Saturday, he told a reporter that he “misspoke” and said, “I don’t think anybody thinks that I meant something other than what I said I meant.”But during the same exchange with reporters, he said he “watched what happened when those kids from Parkland came up to see me when I was vice president.” The shooting at the Florida high school happened in 2018, a year after Biden left office.The former vice president’s ultimate success in the race will depend in part on whether voters’ warm feelings toward him will help excuse his frequent missteps or see them as a sign that the candidate — who would be the oldest president ever elected — has lost a step.“He’s always been prone to gaffes.

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