Biden is pushing for a sit-down discussion format in the midst of mounting concerns about health, report says

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The former Vice-President Joe Biden and Sen. Bernie Sanders fight for the democratic presidential nomination in front of the elementary school, Michigan; Fox News senior political correspondent Mike Emanuel reports.

Bernie Sanders ” campaign, accused Joe Biden presses for a sit-down format at the 15. March presidential primary debate in Phoenix, according to a new report that highlights growing concerns about the 77-year-old former Vice-President of the stamina and cognitive skills.

Sanders’ team raised the alarm about the sit-down format during a Friday call with CNN, the moderate the debate along with the Democratic National Committee (DNC), Politico reported this weekend. All of the previous primary debates this cycle have demanded the candidates stand on podiums and in his one-on-one debates with Hillary Clinton in 2016, Sanders stood next to her.

“Why did Joe Biden do not want to stand toe-to-toe with Sen. Sanders on the debate stage 15. March and the possibility of his record to defend and articulate its vision for the future?” Seniors-Sanders-consultant Jeff Weaver told the outlet.

The Biden campaign denied it had anything to do with the proposed new format.


“We will participate in any debate, CNN selected on the stage: standing, sitting, on podiums or in a town hall,” Biden, Deputy campaign Manager Kate Bedingfield Politico said. “The problem for the Sanders campaign is not the staging of the debate, but the weakness of the sen. Sanders’ record and ideas.”

Bedingfield added that during the joint call with CNN, and the campaigns, the Biden team “agreed to the format, the CNN suggested” – and the Sanders objected to, the Biden campaign “agreed to a change in the format that CNN proposed the compromise with the two campaigns.”

The nature of the modification was unclear, but the DNC has proposed that the format would change to be more intimate. Sit-down-style-debates are not unprecedented; in 2012, Biden’s Republic of Paul Ryan was a Vice-presidential debate, and in the year 2008, the candidate Barack Obama debated Clinton in a roundtable.


“After 10 debates, the DNC worked with its network partners to adapt the March debate to the smaller field of candidates and give voters more than one vote. This format provides the candidate a longer reaction time, and for the first time, integrate questions from undecided voters in the audience,” DNC spokeswoman Xochitl Hinojosa said.

So far, Biden’s debate performances were largely disappointing, analysts have said. He has suggested that the majority of Americans owned a “record Player” and you could use to connect with children, explained that half of the country was killed by gun violence since 2007, and stunned viewers to say by to them, “go to Joe 30330.”

Republicans, meanwhile, Biden will have the potential health problems that a large part of their messaging, and there were indications that the attacks were not simply political. Obama’s longtime doctor, for example, has flatly said in an interview with The Washington Examiner that Biden was “a healthy guy.”

“He’s not in bad shape for his age, but I would not say that, he said in excellent health,” Dr. David Scheiner, in the past year, according to the review of partial medical record. “I could not have warranty he issues for the next four years? He has a lot of problems that are kind of just sit there.”

On Sunday, the Trump s Biden scoffed ‘ gaffe-marked, seven-minute speech in St. Louis the day before.


During the short address, Biden said: “If you want a candidate that will bring this party together, who is a progressive, positive campaign, and rotate, rotate the primary of a campaign, the negative attacks in a, which is about what we have-because we do not get to choose-we can’t win this re-election — excuse me. We can only the re-election of Donald Trump-if, in fact, we get into this circular firing squad here. Have a positive campaign, so join us.”

Biden also bizarrely described himself as a “O’Biden Bama” Democrat, with which his name and the name of his old boss.


And, Trump suggested at a Fox News-town hall last week that Biden was not fit for office, said that Biden were his numerous gaffes indicative of a competence-Problem.

“I’m ready for Bernie, Communist,” Trump began. “And then we have this crazy thing that happened on Tuesday, what he thought was Thursday. But, he also said that 150 million people killed with weapons, and he ran for the U.S. Senate-there’s something happening there.”

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