“No amount of bravado from the White House can change the severe vulnerabilities that a Biden 2024 campaign would face.”
Lots of people are predicting that Biden won’t run again in 2024, even though his team is insisting he will. One progressive group called RootsAction is taking Biden at his word, but asking him not to do it.
They’re arguing that Biden is too old and too unpopular to win, and they’re absolutely terrified that a Republican could beat him.
Sarah Arnold writes at Townhall:
Left-Wing Group Pleads With Biden to Not Run Again In 2024: ‘Don’t Run Joe’
A left-wing group is making headlines for pleading with President Joe Biden not to run again for a second term in 2024.
RootsAction published a nationwide ad called “Don’t Run Joe,” across New Hampshire addressing concerns that Biden’s approval rating is too low to beat out former President Trump and Gov. Ron DeSantis (R-Fla) should he decide to run.
Although the group, which has defined itself as a “progressive group that helped defeat Trump,” is not advocating for a Republican in the White House, they fear if Biden ran again, Americans wouldn’t vote for him.
In the progressive ad, a voter is heard saying “we can’t afford to lose the White House to a Republican who could defeat status-quo Joe,” while another says “it’s critical that we don’t allow a Republican to win the White House in 2024.”
“With his low popularity, it’s too much of a gamble,” another voter said.
The ad will also be run on liberal networks and broadcasts such as Jimmy Kimmel Live.
Here’s their ad:
JUST LAUNCHED, a message from New Hampshire voters: DON'T RUN JOE BIDEN!!!
— RootsAction (@Roots_Action) December 13, 2022
It sounds like old Joe has outlasted his usefulness for the left.
The Hill has more on this:
RootsAction launched the “Don’t Run Joe” campaign in November, one day after the midterm elections and after first announcing the effort in July.
Biden, who recently celebrated his 80th birthday, has not announced his 2024 candidacy but has said he intends to run for reelection. The president last month teased that an announcement could come early next year.
About 70 percent of Americans don’t want Biden to seek reelection, according to a new poll, with many largely citing concerns over his age.
Jeff Cohen, the co-founder of RootsAction, said the campaign is “just getting started” and the advertisements would soon run in more states.
The group’s national director, Norman Solomon, said, “Biden should heed the voters of his party rather than simply declaring watch me run for re-election.”
“His public approval ratings remain dismal, as they have been all year,” Solomon said in a statement. “No amount of bravado from the White House can change the severe vulnerabilities that a Biden 2024 campaign would face.”
Will anyone be surprised if Biden runs again? He thinks he won the midterms and that his policies are popular.
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