Overshadowed by his superb performance in supporting Ukraine 🇺🇦 in their war against Russia 🇷🇺, an Achilles heal is emerging, one that could doom President Biden’s attempt to be re-elected in 2024.
The Justice Department on Friday completed an extensive search of President Biden’s home in Wilmington and turned up additional classified documents, some of which date to his time in the United States Senate and others from his eight-year tenure as vice president, the president’s personal attorney announced Saturday night.
After being given full access to Biden’s home — including personally handwritten notes, files, papers, and binders that covered decades of his work — the Justice Department took possession of six items. Those items, according to the president’s personal attorney Bob Bauer, consisted of “documents with classification markings and surrounding materials.”
Via Washington Post
Although the situation here is not as bad as former President Trump (who refused to grant access to his personal property & had to be compelled via court order), it will hurt Joe Biden’s poll numbers in what appears to be an emerging political threat by the name of Governor Ron DeSantis.
The deeper you drill into this poll and its crosstabs, the better it looks for DeSantis and the worse not just for Trump but also for Joe Biden, whose reelection hinges so heavily on drawing Trump as an opponent. Biden leads Trump 47 percent to 40 percent, but trails DeSantis 47 percent to 43 percent. Among independent women, Biden leads DeSantis by five, but leads Trump by 23. Trump’s favorability among all voters is 30 percent, compared with 62 percent having an unfavorable view. Among all voters, 69 percent don’t want Trump to run again, and 67 percent don’t want Biden to run again.Via National Review
Despite his massive flaws, Donald Trump wreaked electoral havoc against the Democrats in 2016, despite losing the popular vote to Hillary Clinton. As terrifying as another Trump campaign would be, Ron DeSantis would be more terrifying due to the political intelligence of the latter.
Ron DeSantis is a political upgrade to Donald Trump (as DeSantis lacks Trump’s personal flaws), the way the T-1000 was an upgrade to the Terminator (although a primary fight between the two would be brutal).
It is still too early to tell who will emerge as the Republican nominee, but on the Democratic side, it appears more than likely that Joe Biden will run for President in 2024.
Despite boasting a plethora of alternatives, Democrats, for better or worse, will have to stick with Joe Biden, as choosing an option now would create chaos within the party & only benefit the other side.
But could President Joe Biden defeat a Republican rival like Governor Ron DeSantis in the general election‽ Potentially yes, but only if Biden can once again convince voters that the Republican party is as chaotic, cruel & crazy as former President Trump is currently.