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 May 12, 2023

New York Times: Biden 2024 off to a 'slow start,' Dems have 'worries'

The New York Times reports that many Democrats are concerned about the apparent "slow start" to President Joe Biden's 2024 reelection campaign. 

Per the Times: 

Democratic allies worry, some in public and more in private, that Mr. Biden and his political team — whose successes have come chiefly by running against Donald J. Trump rather than through organic liberal enthusiasm — are not displaying the necessary urgency for the coming battle.

The Times's report - titled Biden's slow start worries Democrats. Aides insist all is well. - comes roughly two and a half weeks after Biden announced his reelection bid.

Biden finally made the announcement in late April after pushing the announcement back several times. As the months passed with no announcement being made, there began to be speculation that, perhaps, Biden was not going to seek reelection after all.

Polling, then and now, has indicated that even a significant portion of Biden's own Democratic Party has concerns about Biden's ability to lead the country and would prefer to see someone other than Biden be the party's 2024 candidate. The concerns stem from, among other things, Biden's old age and the concomitant loss of mental and physical capacity.

Biden, nevertheless, has decided to move forward with his reelection bid. According to the Times, now, after having limped his way to his reelection announcement, Biden is hesitating to get his campaign going.

The Times, for example, reports:

Two weeks after President Biden unveiled his re-election bid, his campaign manager has yet to start the job, his seven co-chairs have not had a group discussion and his team has made little outreach to allies in Congress.

The outlet adds that "there is little evidence of the typical preparation for a national political campaign."

Nevertheless, Biden's people claim that, as the Times put it, "all is well."

We'll see if this does turn out to be the case.

Meanwhile, former President Donald Trump - the Republicans' clear front runner - is off to a blazing start with his 2024 campaign.

Trump has been making headway in just about all of the polls - including polls for the Republican Party presidential nomination and polls for the general election.

Trump also, on Wednesday night, participated in what appears to be an extremely successful Town Hall with CNN. You know Trump did well considering the criticism that CNN is now receiving from liberals.

Trump's campaign is as energetic as Biden's is lethargic. And, as the Times reports, Biden's campaign is very lethargic.

Written By:
Robert Ayers

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