Martin Luther King III says he expects there to be significant movement in the numbers after the latest Democratic debate, but based on his recap … that movement won’t be positive for Joe Biden.
We got MLK3 at Tyler Perry Studios after the 10 candidates duked it out onstage Wednesday night in Atlanta, and he heaped praise on more than half of them.
King III tells us he thought Cory Booker and Kamala Harris particularly stood out, Mayor Pete wasn’t too shabby and he’s always interested to hear what Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders have to say. Andrew Yang got some props too.
Do the math, and that leaves out Amy Klobuchar, Tulsi Gabbard, Tom Steyer and of course … the former Vice President and one of the favorites to land the nomination, Biden.
The snub’s not a big surprise, though … Joe had a pretty rough night. He came out on the losing end of a couple big moments, including a pot shot from Booker about Biden’s resistance to the legalization of marijuana.
MLK‘s son touched on that subject as well, mostly echoing Booker’s message … but did concede that Biden’s insistence on doing more research on the subject isn’t necessarily a bad thing.
Speaking of bad things — Joe had another snafu while addressing violence against women by making a very poor choice of words … and failing to recognize his mistake.
So, maybe King III was being nice by not mentioning Biden at all.