I actually had to look this one up. I could not believe the fact that a CNN poll said that two-thirds of all Americans said it would be at the very least would be a setback, and at worst, would be a disaster if Joe Biden got reelected. That was on CNN, and Jake Tapper, in unveiling the poll, not once but twice used the word “horrible” to describe the situation the current president is in.
It’s taken me a few days to actually wrap my head around this one. We all know that Biden’s numbers are in the toilet as far as approval ratings go. Currently, a whopping 18 months before the election, Donald Trump beats Biden by 3 or 4 points depending on the poll, while Ron DeSantis is faring slightly worse and would be in a toss-up. That’s without the aid of much if any campaigning on DeSantis’ part.
When you think of a sitting president, who has announced intentions to run for a second term, and has an approval rating of only 36% you have to wonder what is going thru his head. When two-thirds of the nation says that this could be a disaster? You have to wonder why he would even consider staying in the race.
I’m not so sure he’s going to
My hunch is, Biden is going to pull an LBJ somewhere between now and the end of the year. He’s going to realize that this isn’t going to end well for him, and rather that go out with his tail between his legs and get whitewashed, he will most-likely pull out of the campaign. That would leave Democrats who already have a very short bench looking at someone, anyone really, to step in and try and compete with a Republican field that is much deeper, much more qualified, and is battle tested.
Let’s face it. No president has ever gone up for reelection with numbers as bad as Biden’s. Of course, no president up for reelection had the highest marks ever (90%) that George HW Bush had, and then lose the reelection to a virtual unknown like Bill Clinton back in 1992. But a lot can happen in a relatively short period of time in this race.
You have Donald Trump facing charges in New York over paying off Stormy Daniels for their sex romp. You have him facing three more investigations, any number of which could end up being indicted on charges, some of them felonious in nature. And you’ve got Biden looking frail, and hasn’t begun to campaign yet outside the Rose Garden. And that’s all before the Hunter Biden fallout takes hold. Most people feel that Biden is crooked, and is lying to the American people regarding how he got all of his money, and that he had never discussed Hunter’s business practices with his son. Something just isn’t adding up there.
But let’s say something happens to Trump and it’s more than a slap on the wrist. There is still a whole slew of candidates that could step up and take the lead in the GOP primary. I don’t know if you could say that with the Democrats.
The mere fact that a whopping two-thirds of the people CNN questioned mentioned that it would be a disaster to have Biden win reelection tells me that he has a very long way to go to even have a chance. Of course, I didn’t think that Biden had much of a chance of winning in 2020. Only time will tell!
Carry on world…you’re dismissed!
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