Joe Biden is Struggling – President Joe Biden billed himself as the everyman who would restore normalcy to America in 2020.
Instead, things are crazier now than they’ve ever been. Life is also harder for the ordinary American than it was before Biden assumed office in January 2021 (COVID-19 notwithstanding).
Yet, Biden is running on his record.
This is partly because the media and government are covering for Joe Biden. Despite the rosy predictions about the economy or about U.S. foreign policy under Biden, Americans intuitively understand that something isn’t right.
Beyond that, Americans see the obvious cognitive decline that the forty-sixth president has been made to endure. While some may feel sympathy for President Biden, many more Americans are fed up.
They are tired of looking the other way while the president makes mistake after mistake. The American people intuitively understand that they cannot continue to have a Commander-in-Chief who looks mentally compromised (and possibly financially compromised by foreign powers and special interests).
And Joe Biden has demonstrated a stunning inability to imbue even the slightest amount of confidence among the voters. This is likely why Mr. Biden only works a 30-hour workday.
It is also why the White House press team puts “a lid” on the forty-sixth president fairly early in the day.
Keeping Biden Hidden
Whatever concerns the American people may have about Joe Biden will not be reinforced if his team of handlers can carefully stage-manage the president’s daily routine.
So long as they keep Biden, the US president, out of the limelight most Americans will not concern themselves with his fate or his effectiveness as president.
The American people, though, do care.
They understand that there is something deeply wrong with Joe Biden and that he is doing untold amounts of damage to the United States. A recent national poll conducted by Emerson Poll indicates that President Biden’s base of support is slipping as the nation moves closer to the all-important 2024 Presidential Election.
President Biden’s disapproval rating has increased over the last several months (it was already at extraordinary highs).
A stunning 51 percent of respondents to the Emerson Poll state that they disapprove of the president. That’s more than half—and we haven’t even gotten to the most important moments of the ongoing election. This is not boding well for Biden’s reelection campaign.
To compound matters for Biden’s reelection campaign, the forty-sixth’s president’s disapproval rating increased from the previous time it was taken in April 2023. That’s not the direction a president who bills himself as the most successful in decades wants to be headed into.
Now, it’s important to note that neither Joe Biden nor Donald Trump are popular outside of their own, limited bases of support.
In fact, Biden and Trump are reported to be in a virtual tie. The American people are simply tired of Biden and Trump and very badly want to move on from them.
Biden Won’t Debate
This is why both Florida’s Governor Ron DeSantis on the Republican side and Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., for the Democrats are polling in at double-digits. They aren’t yet defeating their party’s respective frontrunners.
But, in a sane world, they’ll have a real shot, the closer to the debates we move.
Trump and Biden are in a virtual tie at present.
This, of course, could easily change. Especially if Trump does something crazy. The real problem is that the election between Trump and Biden would be far too close for comfort right up until the end of voting. This would certainly give the news media the ratings they desire, as the two leading candidates would appear to be in a real horse race.
We all know that most of the “mainstream” media prefers Joe Biden.
Yet, Joe Biden’s negatives are far greater than they were even a few years ago. He has a shabby record to run on.
Plus, his personality is not as well liked as it once was. He comes off as crotchety and unserious. Still, Donald Trump does terribly with independents (which is probably why Biden would prefer to square off against Trump rather than DeSantis).
The 2024 Presidential Election could be a dead-heat. If that is the case, it will really come down to independents who turnout to vote for Biden. Unfortunately for Biden, the moderate voters among us have expressed their antipathy toward the Biden Administration.
Despite this, if Trump is the GOP nominee, all that changes. The independents hate the Republicans. But they loathe Biden even more. It will be a truly tight race—far tighter than anything we’re used to—if it is Biden versus Trump.
It is probable that Biden will find independents voting more in his favor than that of Trump’s. Although, who knows?
Perhaps the Hunter Biden scandal really blows up and Biden is called to account for his many transgressions against reason and virtue. If that’s the case, it won’t matter how unpopular Donald Trump is. If he’s the alternative to a clearly bent Joe Biden and Biden Family, then people will vote for Trump over Biden.
Biden at a Deficit in 2024
The 2024 Presidential Election will be the most intense, interesting race of our lifetimes. Biden is very unpopular. Under any normal circumstances, if the election were held today, Biden would lose. But place him against Donald Trump and everything changes. Trump simply cannot connect with independent voters in any meaningful way.
Thus, if I were Joe Biden, I’d not be celebrating too early that Trump appears to be the GOP nominee. He might not be as easy to beat as you remember. One thing is clear, though, Joe Biden is the most unpopular president of my lifetime. He offers no real solutions to some of our most vexing problems and, he often gets things wrong—leading to you and I having the foot the bill for those egregious mistakes.
A 19FortyFive Senior Editor, Brandon J. Weichert is a former Congressional staffer and geopolitical analyst who is a contributor at The Washington Times, as well as at American Greatness and the Asia Times. He is the author of Winning Space: How America Remains a Superpower (Republic Book Publishers), Biohacked: China’s Race to Control Life (Encounter Books), and The Shadow War: Iran’s Quest for Supremacy (July 23). Weichert can be followed via Twitter @WeTheBrandon.