Howard Stern: 'I feel bad' for 2020 women because Biden feels 'safe'
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Howard Stern says he feels “bad” for the female candidates running in the 2020 presidential race because nervous voters are leaning toward someone like Joe BidenJoe BidenThe Hill's Morning Report — After contentious week, Trump heads for Japan Castro swears off donations from oil, gas, coal executives Meghan McCain on Pelosi-Trump feud: 'Put this crap aside' and 'work together for America' MORE, whom they see as having the best shot at beating President TrumpDonald John TrumpNASA exec leading moon mission quits weeks after appointment The Hill's Morning Report — After contentious week, Trump heads for Japan Frustration boils over with Senate's 'legislative graveyard' MORE.

“Biden’s way ahead because I think people want a new president so badly that they want to play it a little safe,” the SiriusXM radio host said of the former vice president on Thursday while promoting his new book, “Howard Stern Comes Again,” on “The View.”


Trump critics, Stern explained, see in Biden “a guy who’s been the vice president. He’s tested.”

“I feel bad for the women running,” Stern continued, “because it’s probably time for a woman to run. But because everyone’s so nervous, they’re tightening up and saying it better be Joe Biden because they got to get the best shot.”

Asked if he’s rooting for anyone particular in 2020, Stern, 65, replied, “It’s almost like there’s so many people I’m on overload. Every week it’s sort of like the flavor of the month.”

On Thursday, New York Mayor Bill de BlasioBill de Blasio2020 Democrats join striking McDonald's workers Biden only Democrat with strong positive favorability numbers: poll CNN forces de Blasio to watch late-night comics ridicule him MORE became the 24th candidate to join the Democratic primary for the chance to take on Trump.

Stern told “View” co-host Meghan McCain that he wouldn’t rule out voting for a Republican and noted that while he was a strong and longtime Hillary Clinton supporter, he’s endorsed GOP political bids, saying, “There’s a lot of good candidates out there, and we’ll see.”