One doesn’t need a piece Politico to KNOW what the score is looking at the 2024 Presidental race….
I know the media has been shopping the Biden age thing around….
I know the poll say most Democrats don’t want Biden to run….
It don’t matter….
Because of one Donald J. Trump…..
The man Joe Biden BEAT by SEVEN MILLION votes….
Trump is still crying about it….
But that is just the appetiser …..
Trump is running again for revenge….
His past is chained to his back….
We now have at least FIVE possible criminal case’s with his name in them….
That’s NOT ALL….
We have a Florida Republican Governor that is a King at home….
Is out of water in the rest of the country….
Added to this is now Trump is coming after him….
Joseph R. Biden ain’t a media phenomenon ….
He’s just a version of ole’ Joe the ‘regular ‘ guy….
He got his current job becauase he wasn’t Donald Trump….
He has a REAL good chance to duplicate this next fall…..
Biden is not a dead man walking; he’s an old man getting around stiffly. Biden is vulnerable, but certainly electable; diminished, but still capable of delivering a message; uninspiring, but unthreatening.
No one is going to mistake him for a world-beater. In the RealClearPolitics polling average, he leads Donald Trump by a whopping 0.8 percent. If his job approval has been ticking up, it’s still only at 44 percent. He walks as if he is only one step away from a bad fall, and an NBC poll earlier in the year found that just 28 percent of people think he has the mental and physical health necessary to be president.
That said, he’s in the office, and no one else is. Incumbency bestows important advantages. The sitting president is highly visible, is the only civilian in the country who gets saluted by Marines walking out his door every day, has established a certain threshold ability to do the job, and can wield awesome powers to help his cause and that of his party.
Since 1992, Trump is the only incumbent to have lost, failing to join Bill Clinton, George W. Bush and Barack Obama as re-elected incumbents.
Biden was never going to be the next LBJ or FDR as a cadre of historians had seemingly convinced him early in his presidency. But he punched above his weight legislatively during his first two years, getting more out of a tied Senate and slender House majority than looked realistically possible. He’s set up to have the advantage in this year’s momentous debt-limit fight, since it’s hard to see how congressional Democrats aren’t united and congressional Republicans divided.
Biden’s age is a liability for him, but comes with a significant benefit — he does not look or sound like a radical any more than the average elderly parent or grandparent. This has enabled him to govern from the left — he would have spent even more the first two years if he could have — without appearing threatening or wild-eyed. He hasn’t restored normality to Washington so much as familiarity as the old hand who has been there since 1973 and made his first attempt at national office in 1988….
image…E & E news
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