As Biden pulled off a series of major delegate wins, it was clear he was becoming the “comeback kid.” So it made sense that his campaign encouraged him to yell “Comeback kid!” upon his first public appearance.
But what started as a great night for Joe Biden, ended with every parent’s nightmare. Unfortunately, Biden woefully misinterpreted the phrase’s meaning and during his routine chasing of the children, he believed he was finally being encouraged to capture his prey.
“Come back, kid!” Biden yelled as he chased a little girl throughout his rally. “They said I’m allowed to get you this once! Some type of reward for earning so many delegates—I’m not sure, but COME BACK, KID! You’ve not been properly sniffed!”
Biden’s staff eventually tackled him and explained the correct meaning of “comeback kid.”
“The poor guy. He finally thought this was his chance” Joe Scarborough said on his morning show. “When he was screaming, ‘come back, kid!’, I felt that was his most authentic and passionate moment of the race so far.”