Political debates — especially those on the national scale — tend to have some meme-able moments. That is to say, brief moments that are prime for social media reaction.
In the Democratic primary debate Thursday night, former Vice President Joe Biden had one of those moments. When asked about education and inequality, Biden quickly side-stepped the question and hit on a number of topics, including race, education and Venezuela, blowing past his allotted time.
Biden talked about how children need to attend school and not just day care. He also said families need to have a safe home.
“Make sure you have the record player on at night,” he said
AMERICA WAS LOST WHEN WE STOPPED LISTENING TO RECORDS TOGETHER pic.twitter.com/jqlc1vcQXE— David Gardner (@byDavidGardner) September 13, 2019
look guys, Biden loves vinyl. the sound quality is just better.— Kevin Robillard (@Robillard) September 13, 2019
"Make sure you have the record player on at night." -- Biden, not helping when it comes to questions about his age— Chris Cillizza (@CillizzaCNN) September 13, 2019
Is Biden trying to answer every question previously asked in this one answer?— Peter Beinart (@PeterBeinart) September 13, 2019
I thought Biden chuckling during the question about education and inequality was his low point but I was so so wrong— Rebecca Traister (@rtraister) September 13, 2019
Record player— Chris Jansing (@ChrisJansing) September 13, 2019
"Make sure you have the record player on at night" ??— Michael Isikoff (@Isikoff) September 13, 2019
Coming soon to a Biden campaign contest: Go to JOE 30330 for your chance to win a new record player— Mike Memoli (@mikememoli) September 13, 2019
did joe biden just talk about a record player pic.twitter.com/TsWvcHVmVA— Kevin Maisto (@kevinmaisto) September 13, 2019
for those confused right now Joe Biden said 'record player' but I'm pretty sure he meant 'phonograph' #Demdebate— Matt Oswalt (@MattOswaltVA) September 13, 2019
Earlier in the night, Biden made headlines for a heated moment with Julian Castro, former Housing and Urban Development Secretary. Castro said Biden had a memory lapse about something he said earlier in the event, which proved not to be the case, according to reports.