Jill Biden: Your Candidate Might Be Better Than Joe, But Look At Who's Going To Win

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Thursday at a New Hampshire campaign event broadcast on MSNBC, Jill Biden, the wife of former Vice President Joe Biden, urged Democratic primary voters to think first about electability and vote for her husband.

"So yes, you know, your candidate might be better on, I don’t know, health care, 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," she said.

JILL BIDEN: 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.



You gotta look at the polls. I know a lot of the time I say polls don't mean anything, but if they're consistently saying the same thing, I don't think you can dismiss that. I mean, you all deal with facts. So if your goal is -- I know my goal is to beat Donald Trump. We have to have someone who can beat him. So if you look at the polls, if you look at Joe with his record with independents, we can't just have Democrats who are going to win, we have to include everybody. Our party has to be more inclusive. Which means we have to go to independents and say, 'Join us.'

We have to go to Republicans and say, 'Okay, you're a Republican, but you can't tell me that your children are proud of the president and the things he says. As a mother or a father, how can you be proud of that president as a leader? And I think if you look at where Joe is in the polls in Michigan, Ohio, and Pennsylvania where we're both from, he's leading all the other candidates.

So yes, you know, your candidate might be better on, I don’t know, health care, 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.

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