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 and Harris host 'family' Hanukkah celebration with more than 150 guests Symone Sanders to leave the White House at the end of the year Overnight Defense & National Security — Senate looks to break defense bill stalemate MORE

Co-host Abby HuntsmanAbigail (Abby) Haight HuntsmanAbby Huntsman blames 'View' exit on 'unbearable culture' 7 conservative women who could replace Meghan McCain on 'The View' Meghan McCain blasts NY Times: 'Everyone already knows how much you despise' conservative women 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 BeharWhoopi Goldberg, Michele Tafoya debate racial progress on 'The View' Meghan McCain blames 'toxic' hostility for 'The View' exit Caitlyn Jenner says she would run again, calls on GOP to be 'more inclusive' MORE said in agreement.   
 
“I think it was just poor form on Julián’s part,” co-host Sunny HostinSunny HostinCondoleezza Rice on Jan. 6: Americans have 'other concerns we should be talking about' 'Shark Tank' investor Barbara Corcoran apologizes for comments about Whoopi Goldberg on 'The View' Sunny Hostin apologizes for saying Milley calls to China were 'treasonous' MORE said. “And it’s stupid because Bernie SandersBernie SandersSymone Sanders to leave the White House at the end of the year Briahna Joy Gray says Chris Cuomo will return to CNN following scandal Postal Service expansion into banking services misguided MORE actually is 78. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth WarrenWarren calls on big banks to follow Capital One in ditching overdraft fees Crypto firm top executives to testify before Congress Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker won't seek reelection 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.