Why Do Iowa Democrats Love Joe Biden So Much? (HBO)

  • Published on May 2, 2019
  • Joe Biden arrived in Iowa for his first campaign swing Tuesday. It was a long time coming for Iowa Democrats, who have consistently put him at the top of the early polls.
    "Elecatability" is the magic word that fuels a lot of this support. Biden, Iowans say, is best positioned to defeat President Trump and therefore is the safe bet.
    Democrats in Iowa are still feeling PTSD over the 2016 election. They thought they would win, they were sure they were. But then Trump pulled off the upset, leaving some to question if anything other than an older white guy with working class white cred can take Democrats back to the White House.
    Vice News talked to voters at Biden's first Iowa campaign stops about why some of them are turning away from the new faces in the Democratic Party diverse field and towards a guy America has known for a long, long time.
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Comments • 931

  • VICE News
    VICE News  2 months ago +16

    "Elecatability" is the magic word that fuels a lot of this support. Biden, Iowans say, is best positioned to defeat President Trump and therefore is the safe bet.
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    • unity love
      unity love Month ago

      Bernie beats trump!

    • Kathy S
      Kathy S 2 months ago +1

      These people are stupid! Biden is just another pandering plutocrat taking these ppl. for a ride. Isn't Iowa one of the States that passed the heart beat abortion law?

    • Feels Good Man
      Feels Good Man 2 months ago +1

      Joe Biden is a pedophile.

    • I know You're Right
      I know You're Right 2 months ago

      @Feels Good Man SHUT UP!

    • James Indigo
      James Indigo 2 months ago +2

      Chomsky - manufacturing consent

  • Disappointed Steve
    Disappointed Steve 12 hours ago

    Biden looks like Fire Marshall Bill from Mad TV! 😱 Drop out Joe... you don't have a chance! 🤯

  • Ryan Oleson
    Ryan Oleson 3 days ago

    My parents are Iowa Democrats. They DONT like Biden at all !

  • datguy overdere
    datguy overdere 11 days ago

    That last bit makes me sad to hear, no woman should feel discouraged because of Hillary losing the election.

  • Kailea P
    Kailea P 26 days ago

    Electability....sounds like when us Canadians decided to vote in Trudeau. Don't go for the "easy win", push harder for the candidate you truly want.

  • Paul D
    Paul D 28 days ago

    Joe is the man!!! 2020!

  • Kristen Dokken
    Kristen Dokken 28 days ago

    Because Iowa has a huge Pedofilia problem just like Biden

  • duanecrump crump
    duanecrump crump 29 days ago

    They don't. Just lies to suppress voters.

  • katbyte6lo
    katbyte6lo Month ago

    Ha! Why does VICE love to have its tongue up Biden's disgusting ass? Or, what is love...? Stupid headline and you know it, don't even need to watch the clip to know its nose in the hole bias BS. DISLIKED

  • amanda handscombe
    amanda handscombe Month ago

    The pack !!! there's about few hundred in the school classroom. They are all old people as everyone else is out in work due to trump....

  • Russell Hammond
    Russell Hammond Month ago

    Polls aren't entirely accurate, but c'mon.... all of you in the comments like "looks like a small crowd, must not be popular" clearly haven't looked into the numbers. Look beyond the camera lens, fools.

  • Jon Foss
    Jon Foss Month ago

    TRUMP 2020

  • Sebrina Kelstrom
    Sebrina Kelstrom Month ago

    We already gave you (joe biden) 8 years and what did you do for us? President Trump as turn America around and gave it back to the people. Look at all President Trump as done in 2 years. Trump 2020

  • mopthermopther
    mopthermopther Month ago +1

    Biden is very conservative. To the right of status quo.

  • 0001000
    0001000 Month ago

    joe biden is a grade A creep. bernie 2020

  • From my point of view, you are upside down.

    Vice is very obsess with "old white guy". They just hate them for some reason.

  • Spy Dirty
    Spy Dirty Month ago

    This guy is a bought clown who couldn’t fill a high school gym

  • Andrew Herman
    Andrew Herman Month ago

    If any of you imagine for one millisecond that any of these PC DC clones
    gives the remotest rat's behind about you... then I beg you to think
    again. Here's what you will need in the ugly days ahead: stored food
    & water, weapons and ammo, gold & silver coins.

  • Rob
    Rob Month ago

    People don't get elected because they're white men, this theory is proven wrong because Obama got elected, TWICE. Nobody is going to vote for Joe purely because he's a white man. You people live in a false reality.

  • Seoul Man
    Seoul Man 2 months ago

    They don’t

  • worldwide universe
    worldwide universe 2 months ago

    he's a lameduck loser boy

  • Karen Grace
    Karen Grace 2 months ago

    Biden is a corporate Lobby Whore eager to sell out Americans, we need solutions not platitudes.

  • Alek B
    Alek B 2 months ago

    95% of people there are old. You need youth

  • Jean Jones
    Jean Jones 2 months ago

    Biden wants to run for president again? Go right ahead, loser

  • George Montgomery
    George Montgomery 2 months ago +1

    Andrew Yang 2020

  • Kelly ward
    Kelly ward 2 months ago

    pedo alert

  • Noah Baron
    Noah Baron 2 months ago

    no wonder he's leading the polls, it's all elderly people at his rallies!

  • L0gan0ne
    L0gan0ne 2 months ago

    100% tone-deaf piece by Vice News

  • SeaN Black
    SeaN Black 2 months ago

    Why Do Iowa Democrats Love Joe Biden So Much? Because they are Retards :)

  • Norman Ingemann
    Norman Ingemann 2 months ago

    More downvotes! The people have spoken!

  • intelligence wisdom
    intelligence wisdom 2 months ago

    Creepy Joe.

  • Throw communists out of helicopters

    Seems like democrats don't stand a chance in the 2020 election

  • Melissa Tenney
    Melissa Tenney 2 months ago

    I would love to see Vice do a piece on the DNC, and their influence on changing the direction of the leader ship in our country. Because thats where it starts. Joe Biden is such a lousy candidate.. We all know it, anyone who has a brain does their homework knows it. We need to bring the corruption of the DNC to light.

  • Tim Degraff
    Tim Degraff 2 months ago

    Well im sure the Mormons will support Biden in Iowa, they also grope multiple women and get away with it.

  • Andrewca1
    Andrewca1 2 months ago

    They don’t want a “2016 all over again” but pick a centrist/corporate democrat that doesn’t have an excited base??? Where have we seen that before???

  • Animalhouser
    Animalhouser 2 months ago

    Vox what happened to you guys, pathetic smh.

    • cirrus
      cirrus 2 months ago

      ...you do know what channel you're watching, right?

  • NovotnyJ
    NovotnyJ 2 months ago

    And what about mayor Pete?

  • JK JK
    JK JK 2 months ago


  • Abraham .A
    Abraham .A 2 months ago

    All of Sander's supporters would fit 2 football stadiums. Biden supporters hopefully can all at least fit in a living room.

  • Mountain Man
    Mountain Man 2 months ago

    Who is "WE"?! WE can't stand Creepy Joe so please don't just assume all Democrats are voting for him!
    If the Democratic Party has already decided that Creepy Joe is our "Great White Hope"
    then im switching to Independent!
    No way in hell i want a senile child predator as the leader of my party or America! Come on people, pull your brainwashed heads out of your ass! 😤😠🕵

  • alex vasquez
    alex vasquez 2 months ago

    Trump 2020

  • Jonathan Watt
    Jonathan Watt 2 months ago

    Speaking as an Iowa Democrat, all I can say is let's secure the bag ;)

  • Caleb Wulfekuhle
    Caleb Wulfekuhle 2 months ago +1

    The answer? We don’t. They polled a bunch of old people who don’t like the “new guys”

  • Landon Thomas
    Landon Thomas 2 months ago +1

    Bernie Sanders* 2020.

  • Travis Heinze
    Travis Heinze 2 months ago


  • Patrick NEZ
    Patrick NEZ 2 months ago

    Because Biden is actually a Republican, posing as a Democrat. "Just say no to Uncle Joe!" Bernie 2020!

  • Hmm
    Hmm 2 months ago

    Please no 🤮🤮🤮🤮
    Hilary 2.0
    Pro establishment
    He represents the past

  • modern studies
    modern studies 2 months ago

    The same guy that said whites becoming a minority in their own country was a good thing

  • Ros Gyallay-Pap
    Ros Gyallay-Pap 2 months ago

    Go Joe!

  • emerald1one1
    emerald1one1 2 months ago

    will joe explain when he to became aware of the steele dossier ... surly that would a valid question.. transparency ...

  • lilkorea27
    lilkorea27 2 months ago

    Biden is going to be Hillary 2.0, members of the DNC will be scared into voting for Biden in the primaries because he can "beat Trump" but what does Biden bring besides an Obama era polices? Warren and Sanders have revolutionary policies that would bring out more younger voters. I believe putting Biden against Trump is a poor decision unless he chooses the right VP

  • Frank Tiemens
    Frank Tiemens 2 months ago

    The polls undersampled younger voters, it isn't to be trusted

  • payz hayz
    payz hayz 2 months ago

    The other candidates should step aside because the only one who can win is the well known electable Hillary clin- oh. Oh...

  • itswade69
    itswade69 2 months ago

    All around terrible video.

  • Logan Brogniez
    Logan Brogniez 2 months ago +1

    Most of these people are in their 50s or over watching only mainstream media #Bernie2020

  • Mr Puddles
    Mr Puddles 2 months ago

    Can any of these Iowa Democrats cite any policies that Joe Biden plans to implement if he were elected president? All of their reasons were invalid and Trump will win again in 2020

  • 17 percent
    17 percent 2 months ago

    We don't want creepy uncle joe

  • Raph Sherman
    Raph Sherman 2 months ago +2

    Isn't this guy corporately funded? Ughhh!

  • Alex The Only
    Alex The Only 2 months ago

    If Bernie is not the nominee
    People will just Write-in Bernie Sanders to send a clear message to dnc corporate establishment

  • Richard Atkinson
    Richard Atkinson 2 months ago +1

    Why does Vice News love Biden so much? Why does anyone? He’s a Republican who’s not even principled enough to run in the party he belongs in...

  • taurusx1000
    taurusx1000 2 months ago

    he looks like a night walker from game of thrones

  • Angelo C
    Angelo C 2 months ago

    What is it between you and the "white guy"?

  • Megan
    Megan 2 months ago

    @0:13 this is Biden's crowd at a rally--and you still expect us to believe that his so called popularity isn't manufactured? okay, good luck with that one

  • Harris Anne
    Harris Anne 2 months ago

    BWAHAHAHAHA! The same polls that had Killary winning by a landslide? The same Poll that was deleted by Twitter when 70% picked Kavenaugh of RBG corpse!
    Thinking humans say NO to PEDO JOE! He's creepy no matter what your political stance!

  • Harris Anne
    Harris Anne 2 months ago

    So Biden can give us four more years of Obama? Ummmm...no thanks I already fell for that once! barry's disastrous policies killed my Country!
    The DNC= a virtual serpent devouring it's own tail. Liberal, leftist lunatics like bubonic plague ridden vermin on a sinking ship. We are woke. We have their number. When Biden, Cortez,Killary,Bernie,Butti, Waters, Pelosi and PEDO Joe are the best they have to offer WE KNOW they're in trouble. BUUWAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!
    President Trump 2020 a WARRIOR 4 Truth and a HERO 4 humanity!!!!

  • Mahir Rahman
    Mahir Rahman 2 months ago


  • Adolf Shitler
    Adolf Shitler 2 months ago

    Does Iowa need to be touched too?

  • James Indigo
    James Indigo 2 months ago

    Glad to see so many energetic young faces in the "crowd". Irony off.

  • Gabtube252
    Gabtube252 2 months ago +5

    Why does VICE News like corporate democrats so much? Oh I know, it's because VICE News is owned by Disney, A&E Networks and TPG Capital, three massive megacorps that HATE Bernie's policies.

  • Eric Moore
    Eric Moore 2 months ago

    I wanna sniff Joe's hair and touch him on camera.

  • Eric Moore
    Eric Moore 2 months ago +1

    When Biden runs against Trump, Trump wins. Almost everyone hates Joe.

  • Jeremy Banks
    Jeremy Banks 2 months ago


    • James Indigo
      James Indigo 2 months ago

      Vice media beeing independent? When? The same rotten corporate media complex.

  • Ver Engelhardt
    Ver Engelhardt 2 months ago

    Democrats do love inappropriate touching of women and little girls? Disgusting.

  • Factual Fox
    Factual Fox 2 months ago

    *A date has just been secured for Joe Biden's next rally speech... her name is Melissa and she's 13 years old.*

  • Knight Watchman
    Knight Watchman 2 months ago

    ruclip.com/video/DwXweiRjckI/video.html Joe Biden is a CREEP! GROPING SENATORS CHILDREN!!! Watch 4:18 to 4:30 especially.

  • Michael Ferraro
    Michael Ferraro 2 months ago

    Lol! Way to draw a crowd!

  • Iam 1776
    Iam 1776 2 months ago

    Joe Biden is a racist who was in favor of segregation.

  • red dead redemption fan

    All democrats are traitors to the constitution!!!

  • flyingrabbit
    flyingrabbit 2 months ago

    I don't see any young people in the audience- everyone looks over 50. Does Iowa not have a young population of voters? Or do young people in Iowa just not like him. I just googled Bernie Sanders rally Iowa and the photos if Sanders rally is a sea of young people.

  • Marina Melinda Rivera
    Marina Melinda Rivera 2 months ago

    Bernie can beat Joe and Trump hands down.

  • wzrd100
    wzrd100 2 months ago

    WTF vice?

  • Ricky Ostrom
    Ricky Ostrom 2 months ago +2

    In 1993, Joe Biden called Black People PREDATORS and that they need to be CAGED.

    • cirrus
      cirrus 2 months ago

      @Jimmy Ware LMAO he hasn't done shit so far dude

    • Wendy Tabon
      Wendy Tabon 2 months ago

      Democrats only care about the black community when it comes to 🗳

    • Jimmy Ware
      Jimmy Ware 2 months ago

      Deep down every Democrat thinks that. Only Trump can actually help the black community. #Trump2020.

  • Randy  Pacchioli
    Randy Pacchioli 2 months ago

    I will be voting for President Trump again. Biden sees nothing wrong with killing the unborn. Very sad.

  • Noey Tindol
    Noey Tindol 2 months ago

    I love what the young woman said at the end. I agree with her completely.

  • Jeff B
    Jeff B 2 months ago

    Comcast Joe is out of touch

  • Beau Biker
    Beau Biker 2 months ago

    Biden? ILMAO Not a chance !

  • Sarah Cullen
    Sarah Cullen 2 months ago

    Don't these people EVER read a politician's record. Why do they insist on voting against their own best interests?

  • Eduardo Herrera
    Eduardo Herrera 2 months ago

    Older people wake up!! Biden is the same ol' shit!!! nothing changes if Biden wins!! I have kids and I'm worried about the future!!! We need ANDREW YANG!!! yang2020.com Bernie is cool too of course! But Andrew Yang is the real deal!!!

  • rolback
    rolback 2 months ago

    The only people that want Joe The Groper Biden are the propagandists running CNN,MSDNC, PBS, ABC, CBS and NBC. Joe is a white privileged, hair sniffing globalist that sold out America to Mexico and China. His son has one of the only American investment companies allowed to do business in China. Let that sink in.

  • Stevio V
    Stevio V 2 months ago

    Can vice report something political without lying like one time

  • Ampheta.miner Cometh
    Ampheta.miner Cometh 2 months ago

    Joe " *loud* *sniffing* *noise* *followed* *by* *orgasmic* *sigh* " Biden

  • Tom Noyb
    Tom Noyb 2 months ago

    Anyone else notice how Biden's logo seems to be requesting bribes? "Bid," it says. Highest bidder wins?

  • cirrus
    cirrus 2 months ago

    They don't!

  • Daniea3
    Daniea3 2 months ago +6

    Only the corporate media want plagiarist Joe. Nobody else does. He doesn't stand for anything.

  • revolutionary participant

    Biden just stop get some help you lost twice maybe time to find a new profession honestly

  • Pat d
    Pat d 2 months ago +5

    Sleepy Biden, Sleepy Audience. There's nothing like a Biden Rally to cure insomnia. 😴

  • nofreak222
    nofreak222 2 months ago +2

    Why does the guy keep bringing up race ("white guy")? It's so random for me as a European.

  • Tamara Kane
    Tamara Kane 2 months ago

    No one actually loves Biden. This delusion of electability is ruinous. He’s mentally ill, possibly senile. I’m in disbelief that anyone could view him as a savior.

  • Richard L
    Richard L 2 months ago

    Yang Gang 2020!

  • M Bb
    M Bb 2 months ago +6

    Joey is like Hillary. He has been around since the Civil War. Many of his past voters are six feet under. He has to explain more about his platform.