Republicans Leading Campaign to Suggest Biden Will Not Run – Joe Biden and his campaign remain stalwart that the president plans to seek another term as president. Voters constantly raise questions about Biden’s age. At 80, he is the oldest man ever held the presidency. Democrats dismiss chatter that he is not really running as conspiratorial.
“Republicans peddling blatantly false conspiracy theories is nothing new — it’s easier than telling the truth about their election-denying, abortion-banning, and Social Security-cutting platform. These sources would also have you believe we faked the moon landing and that Tupac is hanging out with Elvis on an island somewhere in the Caribbean,” Biden campaign spokesman Kevin Munoz told NBC News. “These lies don’t change the fact that Joe Biden will again beat MAGA Republicans and their twice-rejected agenda in 2024 as his party’s nominee for president.”
Republicans keep saying that Biden will not be the Democratic Party nominee next year despite repeated affirmations to the contrary by the president’s campaign. Forbes publisher and onetime GOP presidential candidate Steve Forbes got the ball rolling in March with a video in which he predicted that Democrats would dump Biden and Harris.
Chatter About Dumping Joe Biden Increases
The chatter has gotten louder.
“I feel like they’re grooming someone, and we all know it’s not Kamala [Harris],’ Republican presidential candidate Sen. Tim Scott, R-S.C., said on the “Ruthless” podcast last week. “So I think they [Democrats] have a backup plan because every time I listen to the current president speak, I’m like, ‘Is this getting harder?’”
The talk has increased due to regular polling that says voters think Biden is too old and concern has led some to think that 2024 will be a repeat of 1968 in which party leaders will talk the president into retiring. A Monmouth University poll conducted earlier this month found that 76% of voters think Biden is too old compared to Trump. An Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research poll conducted in August similarly found that 77% thought that Biden was too old for another term.
“So here’s the scenario that I think is perhaps the most likely and most dangerous,” Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, said on his podcast last month. “In August of 2024, the Democrat kingmakers jettison Joe Biden and parachute in Michelle Obama.”
“I view this as a very serious danger,” Cruz said.
Rumors About Michelle Obama Circulate
Reports have floated for months that Democrats have been looking to dump Biden and replace him with Michelle Obama. A report suggested that Obama would have 48% support instead of 36% support for Biden were she to run.
“If Michelle announced, the election would go immediately from a hotly contested footrace to a landslide,” a Democrat source reportedly said.
Her husband, former President Barack Obama, has reportedly grown concerned that Biden is too frail to win.
“Barack recognizes the gravity of the situation with Joe’s disappointing poll numbers,” said a source as quoted by RadarOnline. “He had hoped that the president would have rallied and come into his own at this point, but that clearly hasn’t happened.”
“With 2024 growing closer and closer, he had to act since he apparently fears Joe is getting too old and frail to win.”
RadarOnline claims that Obama would throw Biden under the bus if he thinks he could lose. Sticking with Biden could be a losing proposition because of his soft support among Democrats and polls showing him neck-and-neck with Trump.
John Rossomando is a defense and counterterrorism analyst and served as Senior Analyst for Counterterrorism at The Investigative Project on Terrorism for eight years. His work has been featured in numerous publications such as The American Thinker, The National Interest, National Review Online, Daily Wire, Red Alert Politics, CNSNews.com, The Daily Caller, Human Events, Newsmax, The American Spectator, TownHall.com, and Crisis Magazine. He also served as senior managing editor of The Bulletin, a 100,000-circulation daily newspaper in Philadelphia, and received the Pennsylvania Associated Press Managing Editors first-place award for his reporting.
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