ABC’s talk show “The View” normally offers Democrats a friendly audience. This time, Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg had to answer why the Biden administration’s message has failed to resonate with the American public.
“What would you list as the administration’s accomplishments, or at the very least, why hasn’t this administration been able to find that bridge with more voters and the GOP?” “The View” co-host Sunny Hostin asked.
A female voice could be heard gasping “Oh, my G**!” on a live microphone.
Buttigieg Touts Infrastructure Spending
She and her co-hosts have promoted the Biden administration’s talking points recently by discussing the administration’s successes. Hostin seemed to express anguish over the fact Trump is the GOP’s “presumptive Republican nominee.”
Buttigieg touted the Biden administration’s successes at passing infrastructure spending.
“The president even in this very, very divided Washington, the president led a process where Republicans, some of them, worked with Democrats to get a historic infrastructure package done,” Buttigieg said, adding that the legislation was “bipartisan.”
Hostin Warns of Sagging Black Support for Biden
Hostin has historically supported Joe Biden; however, she warned that the president might not win the black vote or her vote for that matter.
Polling has shown that Joe Biden has been weak among Blacks.
Inflation and key economic issues are killing Biden’s support in that key Democratic Party demographic.
“A part of what is contributing to the dropout amongst Black voters we’ve seen in the 2022 cycle was the cynicism and frustration that the system isn’t working for them,” Terrence Woodbury, Democratic strategist and founder of HIT Strategies, told The Hill.
Blacks tend to be poorer overall than whites and are more sensitive to inflationary pressures, which they see the administration as not having done enough with.
“Assuming Biden’s voters of color problem is related to the economy, part of the problem could be his administration’s failure to communicate what he’s achieved. But to Laird’s point, part of it could be that, despite the fact that the economy is doing well on a big-picture level, large swaths of the population are still smarting from higher prices for food and goods and have seen their bank accounts decline after those accounts benefited from the government’s cash injections during the pandemic,” MSNBC columnist Zeeshan Aleem wrote.
When basic goods cost close to double than what they cost just a few years ago it becomes something that becomes harder to explain away with graphs and pie charts.
Unlike Donald Trump or Barack Obama, Biden struggles to connect with voters as President. Biden is a Washington policy wonk who has difficulty connecting with what real people deal with on a day-to-day basis.
“Biden’s support among nonwhite voters seems to have faded significantly since he entered office. He won more than 70% of nonwhite voters in 2020; now, according to the Times’ aggregation of New York Times/Siena College polls from 2022 and 2023, he only leads Trump 53% to 28% among registered nonwhite voters,” Aleem wrote.
For the first time probably since Jimmy Carter’s presidency, Democrats are uneasy about their man at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. Democrats thought they had vanquished Donald Trump in 2020, but polls showing him tied or leading President Joe Biden has them scared.
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.