Huntsman of 'The View' declares Castro campaign dead after Biden moment

The hosts of ABC's "The View" on Friday all ripped former Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julián Castro for his attack on former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenBiden: Buttigieg 'doesn't have significant black support even in his own city' Biden: 'I'd add' Warren to my list of potential VP picks How can top Democrats run the economy with no business skill? MORE

Co-host Abby HuntsmanAbigail (Abby) Haight HuntsmanJudd Apatow, Joy Behar spar over who's 'too old' to run for president Meghan McCain opens up about miscarriage: 'I felt so ashamed' Chelsea Clinton says she's not considering a bid for New York House seat MORE said Castro's campaign would not survive after considerable blowback from Democrats over his remarks widely seen as going after the 76-year-old former vice president's age.

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“I found it cringe-worthy,” said Huntsman, the daughter of U.S. Ambassador to Russia John Huntsman. “And if I were to predict anything, that was probably the nail in the coffin for Castro. This is one of the last times you will see him on a debate stage.”  
 
Castro is currently polling at 1 percent in the RealClearPolitics index of polls. 
 
The former Obama Cabinet member went after Biden during a disagreement over health care. Castro claimed that Biden had made a mistake over who could be automatically enrolled in his plan — a matter the two camps were still battling over on Friday. 
 
Castro got personal when he repeatedly criticized Biden's memory. 

"Are you forgetting what you said two minutes ago?" Castro said to Biden. "I can't believe that you said, two minutes ago, that they had to buy in and now you're forgetting that. We need a health care system where you're automatically enrolled."

Biden did not specifically say that consumers would be required to buy in to his plan despite Castro's claim. 


“It feels 'yuck' when you do something like that,” co-host Joy BeharJosephine (Joy) Victoria BeharBehar to Klobuchar: 'If you were a man, you'd be further ahead' Trump Jr's 'Triggered' debuts at No. 1 on NY Times bestseller list Trump Jr. visit to 'The View' boosts ratings to highest in six months MORE said in agreement.   
 
“I think it was just poor form on Julián’s part,” co-host Sunny HostinSunny HostinMeghan McCain to Trump Jr. on 'The View': 'You and your family have hurt a lot of people' Clinton: 'I probably came across as too serious' in 2016 election Meghan McCain: Women would be called 'crazy bitches' if they acted like male Trump allies MORE said. “And it’s stupid because Bernie SandersBernie SandersHow can top Democrats run the economy with no business skill? Biden rallies with John Kerry in early primary states Buttigieg campaign says 2000 people attended Iowa rally MORE actually is 78. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth Ann WarrenBiden: 'I'd add' Warren to my list of potential VP picks Warren says she made almost M from legal work over past three decades How can top Democrats run the economy with no business skill? MORE is 70. Joe Biden is one of the younger ones. He’s 76, and Trump is older as well." 
 
If elected, Biden at 78 would be the oldest person to become president in U.S. history.