Biden was Dems’ ‘biggest negative’ midterm, would be ‘disaster’ in 2024

Now is the time to ‘move on’ from President Joe Biden, according to a recent Living room piece that argues the president served as a ‘drain’ on Democrats in last week’s midterm elections and that Democrats won the midterm elections ‘despite Biden, not because of him’, adding that a 2024 presidential election by Biden would be a complete ‘disaster’.”

The Saturday writing – titled “Biden was a drag on Democrats midterm: He would be a disaster in 2024” – was written by frequent Living room contributor Norman Solomon, who founded the Institute for Public Accuracy (IPA), which is would have funded by George Soros’ Open Society Foundations.

“The momentary good feelings are understandable, but Biden was the biggest negative for Democrats. Time to move on,” the essay’s caption reads.

The author begins by asserting that “no amount of post-election bloat about Joe Biden can change a key political reality: his approval ratings are well below general public positivity toward the Democratic Party.”

“Overall, the Democrats who won the midterm elections did so despite Biden, not because of him,” Solomon writes.

“He is a drag on the party, a boon to Republicans, and — if he runs again — he would be a weak contender against the GOP nominee in the 2024 presidential campaign,” he added. .

Quoting a BNC News Tuesday’s exit poll that found two-thirds of voters “don’t want Biden running for president again in 2024,” the author claimed the fact was “nothing new.”

“Biden’s low public approval ratings are longstanding,” he wrote, adding that “the gap between Biden’s approval ratings and his party’s underscores how massively he is a drag on Democratic electoral prospects”.

Salomon also criticized the president for offering a “willingness to compromise with the right-wing Republican leadership”, given that bipartisanship is “exactly what we don’t need, in the face of hardline Republican demagogues who are determined to continue to drag the goalposts – and the country – further to the right.

He then draws attention to a recent Policy Evaluation of Biden’s mid-term impacts that “contrast the current fashion of adulation for Biden” in much of the corporate media:

“It’s hard to say the Democrats outperformed on Tuesday. because of Biden rather than despite of him,” the article reads. “His approval rating, hovering around 41%, is dismal – and has been all year.”

“He turns 80 this month, and earlier this year a majority of Democrats polled said they would prefer someone else to be the party’s nominee,” he added.

Solomon called it ‘crucial’ to pressure President Biden in the coming months to ‘step down’, and as a result joined the organizing team of the Democrat group’s ‘Don’t Run Joe’ campaign progressive “RootsAction”, which urge the Democratic Party not to nominate President Biden for re-election in 2024.

Calling for “grassroots activism,” the author concludes by saying that Biden “should not be the Democratic Party’s presidential nominee” and if he were to run for re-election, “the outcome will likely be disastrous.”

The room looks like polls show that Democrats don’t want the president to run again in 2024.

Some have sharp to the president’s advanced age and dismal approval rating, while others have alleged he lacks a “consistent tone of anger and outrage” about what is at stake in American politics right now.

On Wednesday, New Hampshire Democratic State Rep. Sherry Frost Express his lack of confidence that Biden is the “leader we need to take us into the next term,” adding that “someone else” is needed to “support the big systemic changes we need to continue to strive for our most perfect union”.

Follow Joshua Klein on Twitter @JoshuaKlein.


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