Jill Biden Tells Voters to ‘Swallow a Little Bit’ to Elect Biden Even If Other 2020 Dems ‘Might Be Better’

Even if other candidates might have better policies, former second lady Jill Biden is urging voters to consider voting for her husband and 2020 Democratic primary contender Joe Biden because he’ll “beat” President Donald Trump.

The former vice president’s wife offered an electability argument, telling voters to “swallow a little bit” on Monday during a campaign stop in Manchester, New Hampshire:

“So yes, you know, your candidate might be better on, I don’t know, healthcare than Joe is, but you’ve got to look at who’s going to win this election, and maybe you have to swallow a little bit and say, ‘OK, I personally like so and so better,’ but your bottom line has to be that we have to beat Trump.”

“I know that not all of you are committed to my husband, and I respect that, but I want you to think about your candidate, his or her electability, and who’s going to win this race,” Biden continued with her blunt argument.

“You know, you may like another candidate better but you have to look at who’s going to win,” she said, adding, “Joe is that person.”

See her comments below:

Biden’s comments about her husband’s electability in 2020 drew reactions from users on social media:

As IJR Red previously noted, former President Barack Obama reportedly told 2020 Democratic hopeful Biden prior to his presidential bid, “You don’t have to do this, Joe, you really don’t.”

Biden is currently the frontrunner with double-digits over the other presidential hopefuls in the 2020 Democratic primary. Although he holds the first spot in the polls thus far, Biden’s favorability decreased to 34% — a 20 point drop since January 2018 — while those who see him in a negative light increased to 38%.


  1. It has been my understanding the best of the best (loosely hinted for any of the Lefties) should be the Party’s nominee. Joe may be (by her standards) the better looking candidate; but still comes off as THE most stupid in the 2020 clown car and in all past and future endeavors.

  2. …and the WORST part of this? Even Jill Biden cannot say her husband is the best candidate for the job.

    The Bidens, a family that gaffes together and stays (sort of) together.

  3. A fricking cup of sugar would not make that medicine (aka Joe) go down any better, Jill.

  4. “Swallow a little bit” sounds like an article from Cosmo. Not that I read Cosmo.

  5. “Swallow a little bit” is an embarrassing and unseemly phrase to use*. Apparently Joe is not the only gaffe machine.

    *it would be gauche to ask if she speaks from experience.

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