(Patriot.Buzz) – Highlighting the precarious state Joe Biden is currently in, liberal columnist Charles Blow expressed his concern about the Democratic Party’s potential underestimation of the increasing frustration and anxiety surrounding Biden’s prospects in the 2024 presidential election.
Blow highlighted the critical issue facing the Democrats: “It is ridiculous to ask people to ignore the erosion of Biden’s support among demographic groups that he must secure to win re-election.” He emphasized the rising dissatisfaction with Biden, particularly among young minorities, exacerbated by the war in Gaza. Blow speculated that the high tensions and dissatisfaction could persist even after the conflict concludes.
Blow backed his argument by referencing a New York Times-Siena College poll revealing a somber landscape for Biden. The poll showed former President Trump leading Biden by significant margins in pivotal states: 10 points in Nevada, six in Georgia, five in both Arizona and Michigan, and four in Pennsylvania. However, in Wisconsin, Biden maintained a slim two-point lead. Notably, Biden had won all these states in the 2020 election.
These poll results have sparked reactions among key Democratic figures. David Axelrod, a former adviser to Barack Obama and currently a senior political analyst at CNN, suggested that it might be “wise” for Biden to consider not running in the 2024 race. On Twitter, Axelrod posted, “Only @JoeBiden can make this decision. If he continues to run, he will be the nominee of the Democratic Party. What he needs to decide is whether that is wise; whether it’s in HIS best interest or the country’s.”
Later, in a Politico interview, Axelrod seemed to retract his earlier statement, clarifying, “It’s overreacting to say I told him to drop out. I didn’t do that. He’s the only one to make the decision. And if his decision is ‘no, I’m the best person to take this on,’ then he will.”
Blow responded to Axelrod’s remarks, indicating agreement and underscoring their non-controversial nature. He reiterated the importance of acknowledging the decline in Biden’s support among crucial demographic groups essential for his re-election.
When approached for comment, the Biden campaign did not respond.