Biden Delays 2020 Announcement Amid Campaign Chaos: Aide Says “I’ve Never Seen Anything So Half-Assed”

National   |   Steven Ertelt   |   Apr 23, 2019   |   5:57PM   |   Washington, DC

Former Vice President and Senator Joe Biden was expected to announce this week that he is seeking the Democratic presidential nomination.

Biden, who is pro-abortion, will enter a crowded Democrat field with candidates like Bernie Sanders, Kamala Harris, Pete Buttigieg, Cory Booker, Beto, O’Rourke, Elizabeth Warren and other vying for the chance to take on President Donald Trump in 2020.

But reports indicate his announcement is being pushed back – in part because he long-time politician can’t get his act together:

On Wednesday, former vice-president Joe Biden was expected to announce his candidacy for president with a video shot in his hometown of Scranton, followed by a rally in either Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, or Charlottesville, Virginia. But according to Edward-Isaac Dovere, the Atlantic reporter who initially broke the details of Biden’s announcement, the campaign kick-off may be delayed.

The Philadelphia Inquirer also reported on Monday that Biden would not be traveling to Charlottesville on Wednesday, and that “considerations” involving the sites in Philadelphia and Pittsburgh had been “scuttled.”

“Things are fluid,” a Biden adviser told Time on Friday. Despite that fluidity, Biden is still accepting campaign donations prior to his reportedly pushed-back announcement.

In candid remarks to Time on Friday, a former Biden aide said there’s plenty of chaos behind the scenes: “I’ve never seen anything so half-assed. They’re improvising and doing last-minute planning. The guy has been running for president since 1987 and can’t figure the basics out, like where to stand on his first day? This should make everyone very nervous.”

What makes Americans nervous – at least the majority of Americans who are pro-life on abortion — is Biden’s abortion activism.

Biden may hope to stand out from the crowd by saying he’s not quite as extreme as the rest of the Democratic field on abortion. To that end, the New York Times has already attempted to do some of the heavy lifting to tout Biden as somehow more moderate than the remainder of the field — which has candidate like Sanders, Harris, Booker, Warren, Amy Klobuchar, and Kristen Gillibrand that are already on record voting for infanticide.

And all of them — along with the “Hispanic” candidate with an Irish last-name — have sponsored legislation for abortions up to birth and deep-sixing every single pro-life law ever passed in the United States that saves babies from abortion.

But make no mistake, Biden is fully pro-abortion.

Biden has a strong pro-abortion voting record that goes back for many years, and he supported President Barack Obama’s leadership as the most pro-abortion president in U.S. history. What’s more, pro-abortion movement leaders say they “trust” Biden to protect abortion on demand. As the vice president, he supported the administration’s pro-abortion policies, including Obamacare, which forced religious employers to pay for drugs that may cause abortions.

From 2001 to 2008, Biden’s voting record on pro-life issues was close to zero, according to the National Right to Life Committee. In 2005, for example, he voted against the Mexico City Policy, which prohibits funding to overseas groups that promote and/or perform abortions. He also voted repeatedly to require that military service members’ abortions be covered by taxpayer dollars.

Even the Times admitted that Biden has evolved from a Catholic who had at least a modicum of common sense on abortion to a full-fledged abortion activist:

Mr. Biden entered the Senate in 1973 as a 30-year-old practicing Catholic who soon concluded that the Supreme Court went “too far” on abortion rights in the Roe case. He told an interviewer the following year that a woman shouldn’t have the “sole right to say what should happen to her body.” By the time he left the vice president’s mansion in early 2017, he was a 74-year-old who argued a far different view: that government doesn’t have “a right to tell other people that women, they can’t control their body,” as he put it in 2012.

Kate Michelman, a former leader of NARAL, is not worried.

“Joe Biden continued his evolution on the issue under Obama. He got there,” she told the newspaper. “I can’t say for absolute, 100 percent, but I would trust him as president to protect and defend a women’s right to choose.”

To show how far Biden has come toward the pro-abortion view, he once likened an abortion to an operation — as if taking the life of a baby before birth is somehow beneficial in the same manner as a patient’s operation.

Biden said: “Maybe where Romney is most sketchy is on women’s rights. I got a daughter and lost a daughter. I’ve got four granddaughters and Barack has two daughters. And this is to our core. Our daughters and our granddaughters are entitled to every single solitary operation, every single solitary opportunity!”

And Biden, as president, would promote unlimited abortions up to birth financed with our taxpayer dollars at “every single solitary opportunity.”