President Joe Biden’s electoral vulnerability ahead of the presidential race next year has Democratic strategists in full-blown panic mode.
Two significant numbers were revealed by a new ABC News/Washington Post poll this week. First, it demonstrated that Donald Trump would easily defeat Joe Biden in a fictitious battle. In addition, given that they are concerned about Biden’s physical and mental health, it demonstrated that not even the majority of Democratic voters want him to be their party’s candidate once again.
Democrats are afraid that Trump might defeat Biden this time, in addition to the fact that Biden is likely to lose his bid for reelection because of this survey and others like it.
One Democratic strategist informed The Hill that his party should be “very f***ing worried” about Biden.
Another strategist said that Democratic operatives are suffering from cognitive dissonance and as a result, they are misinterpreting the Trump phenomenon, the reasons he continues to be popular, and the implications for the Biden campaign.
The strategist acknowledged that “there is a concern among a lot of individuals like me, for certain. There is a gap between our party’s consultant class and the electorate. They believe that running several advertisements highlighting how insane Donald Trump is would suffice. That’s just not true.”
Additionally, the New York Times reported that Democrats worry that Biden and his presidential bid, which is already two weeks old but has just a “skeletal function” in place, do not fully comprehend the challenge at hand.
“Democratic friends fear that Mr. Biden and his campaign staff, whose triumphs have mostly come from running against Donald J. Trump instead of from spontaneous liberal excitement, are not exhibiting the requisite energy for the next struggle, some openly and others in private.”
The issue that Democratic strategists think Vice President Kamala Harris poses to the reelection campaign has gone unmentioned. She is not popular, much like Biden, and is considered to have contributed little, if any at all, accomplishments while in government.
Some have said that replacing Harris with a more centrist Democrat who can win over moderate voters is the only way to assure Biden has a chance of winning again.