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Media Tries to Throw Biden Overboard to Save Dems’ Sinking Ship

AMAC Exclusive – By Andrew Abbott

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In recent weeks, even as Democrats desperately try to stage a comeback in the polls ahead of the midterm elections, the mainstream media has launched a full-scale pressure campaign on President Joe Biden, urging him to not seek re-election in 2024. Through a series of op-eds, reports, and polls citing concerns ranging from Biden’s advanced age to his general governing incompetence, this once-reliable ally of all elected Democrats now appears to be trying to throw Biden overboard.

The first significant broadside came on July 9th from the New York Times. The piece’s benign headline, “At 79, Biden Is Testing the Boundaries of Age and the Presidency,” belies its stinging excoriation of the President. “His energy level, while impressive for a man of his age, is not what it was,” the piece states. “He often shuffles when he walks and aides worry he will trip on a wire. He stumbles over words during public events, and they hold their breath to see if he makes it to the end without a gaffe.”

Late last month, the Washington Post piled on with another op-ed from Steven L. Isenberg calling for Biden to immediately pledge not to seek a second term in 2024. In doing so, the piece argues “the midterm elections this November would become about key issues and the quality of individual House and Senate candidates rather than the merits of Biden’s presidency and whether voters feel he should run again.” As Isenberg lays out, the primary fear among many Democrats heading into the midterms is that Biden’s growing unpopularity will act as an anchor around the neck of vulnerable candidates.

Isenberg’s piece followed on the heels of another scathing article in the Post that asserted Biden’s advanced age would all but guarantee his defeat in 2024. According to research conducted by the authors of the piece, Biden’s struggles with young voters alone – who are more likely to support younger candidates – will likely make him an unviable candidate should he run for reelection.

All of this is, of course, no surprise to conservatives or anyone who has spent much time at all watching Biden at public events. But it is nonetheless a shocking change of tune from a media outlet that spent much of 2020 dismissing concerns about Biden’s mental and physical deterioration as Republican disinformation.

Mainstream outlets have also been careful to highlight polling showing that a majority of Americans – including a majority of Democrats – don’t want Biden to run again. One article from CNN in late July ran with the headline “People *really* don’t want Joe Biden to run again.” A few days later, CNN released a poll of their own showing that three in four self-described Democrats don’t want Biden to run again. Another article from USA Today this past Sunday highlighted interviews with “DNC members across a dozen states” that “revealed doubts about Biden’s future.”

In addition to making clear how unlikely a Biden victory in 2024 is and highlighting how unpopular Biden has become, mainstream publications have also reassured Democrats that there are a number of viable alternatives. A recent poll found that Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg polled slightly ahead of Biden among New Hampshire Democratic voters in New Hampshire. Former First Lady Michelle Obama is also gaining some attention as an “emergency” nominee.

But the media’s campaign to replace Biden with an ostensibly more popular candidate may be little more than wishful thinking. To begin with, figures like Buttigieg and Michelle Obama are far less popular with the public than they are with the media. Moreover, as Biden’s Vice President, Kamala Harris is the heir apparent, and the media will likely find it difficult to dismiss or discount her candidacy. Like Biden, she is another figure the media heavily propped up in 2020 but has since fallen out of favor, with a number of stories highlighting dysfunction amongst Harris’s staff at the White House. She ranks near the bottom of most national polls for 2024, and is even more unpopular than Biden with the public.

The mainstream media thus finds themselves in an unenviable position, but one entirely of their own creation. Having helped elevate a man to the Oval Office who was wholly incapable of performing the duties of the office, the political fortunes of other elected Democrats and the credibility of the media itself are now in serious jeopardy. Unfortunately for them, turning on Biden now won’t change either of those facts.  

Andrew Abbott is the pen name of a writer and public affairs consultant with over a decade of experience in DC at the intersection of politics and culture.


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BwaHa
1 month ago

Biden is not POTUS material! This whole failure re: biden’s “leadership” is beyond any reasonable comprehension. But, being as the man’s been installed as POTUS means we’re stuck with him until 2024 or until he’s impeached… which concerns me. Because he’s a failure at POTUS and most likely a failure as a Legislator as well. The man needs to step off of the stage and retire! IMHO

MAGA2024! TRUMP2024!
FJB! LET’S GO BRANDON!

Dolie
1 month ago

I hope Biden does run in 2024 because then it gives the Republican nominee a 100% chance of winning!!!

GTPatriot
1 month ago

“The walls are closing in on Trump” . This is the standard everyday byline on CNN for the past 4 years. The truth is that the walls are closing in on the anti-Trump gang. After the pathetic failure of the Jan 6 committee, the defeat of Liz Cheney, and the Maro-Lago attack, the left has shot all of its bullets.

GTPatriot
1 month ago

By now, 2022, the dems expected us to be total communist. We are approx. 55% communist at this point. This is not the schedule that the Chi-coms expected so radical change must occur. We are scheduled to be 95% communist by 2028 and , by god, the Chi-coms are determined to not be late.

GTPatriot
1 month ago

Who do the dems have to run against Trump ? No one. The repubs have at least 6 viable
candidates. The dems, as in 2020, have no one. The only reason that Biden was nominated
in 2020 was that the dems had no one then and have no one now. Sad, really

Jorge L Rios
1 month ago
Reply to  GTPatriot

And yet Biden IS in the whitehouse. Why?????? Go figure.

Phoenic
1 month ago

2024 guy has been chosen. It’s that idiot governor from ca

Marie Langley
1 month ago
Reply to  Phoenic

Yup the left has been grooming Gavin Newsom to be president for a while now. If he runs the Republicans need to point out all the damage he’s done to San Francisco and how he has destroyed California to the point of over 400,000 people have left the state. What a record!!!!!!!!! Now he’s trying to get Florida people to come back to CA. What an idiot!!!!!!!!! Whoever votes for him is out of their minds!!!!!!!

Bill C
1 month ago

If the Dems are so concerned about the midterms, they certainly didn’t help their cause with a KGB style raid on Trump! Claiming some kind of urgency over “classified documents” 18 months after he left office just makes it all the more obvious what’s going on! Not even weasel Adam Schiff show can explain that one away! So as long as they are shooting themselves in the foot, they decide to go ahead and shoot the other foot with a deceptively labeled Bill, (Inflation Reduction Act), that will accelerate the economy towards a full blown depression! I guess they’ve decided it’s too late for damage control, so just go ahead and sink that ship and start working on ways to blame Republicans for the mess they made before 2024 gets here! Even if Republicans take a majority in the legislature, the executive branch will never sign off on any fix they can devise before then! It’s going to be a rough ride!!!

Marie Langley
1 month ago
Reply to  Bill C

I think the left is not afraid of the midterms because they plan on cheating and committing fraud just like 2020. That’s why we need to get people to volunteer to be a poll watcher.

tika
1 month ago

he fell overboard before the debates. they keep throwing him lifesavers and he’s so far gone that he’s eaten every one of them. what an idiot! duh, duh, duh!

BwaHa
1 month ago
Reply to  tika

Yep, Biden is truly an idiot. I’m surprised he hasn’t been impeached yet but, that given, I doubt he ever will. It seems the left loves to have folks like “biden” in charge (on paper anyways). He’ incapable of independent thought and certainly isn’t dependable for recalling any commitments he’s made unless he’s reminded daily. IMHO

MAGA2024! TRUMP2024!
FJB! LET’S GO BRANDON!

David Shingledecker
1 month ago

Don’t let the press fool you. They are throwing Biden overboard just to be able to say they have seen the light. Same with the democrat politicians. Manchin plays this game very well. It’s all a ruse. It’s all window dressing. The elections are approaching so you’ll see more of this.

Marie Langley
1 month ago

Manchin was bribed with a pipeline. It’s all corruption.

Blondie
1 month ago

Watch out Joe, your usefulness is just about over. Your next booster might be the real one. Nancy is also losing her power. Time to thin the swamp and make room for the Progressive Socialists that can figure out how to shred the Constitution quicker.

BwaHa
1 month ago
Reply to  Blondie

TERM LIMITS! We need term limits! Twelve years maximum for ALL POLITICOS! IMHO

MAGA2024! TRUMP2024!
FJB! LET’S GO BRANDON!

Jeff Savlov
1 month ago

It appears that by concentrating on Biden’s advancing age they are also attempting to discount Trumps ability to govern since he will be 78 by the time 2024 comes. Even many Un-Democrats ( a generic name for those who are not Republican cheerleaders but are Conservatives) consider the risks of electing Trump to a second term which would expire when he is 82. The RNC will have to look at this and try to convince Trump to take a different role that that of President, possibly as a senior advisor/ mentor to allow a future leader like Ron DeSantis of Florida to glean the necessary on the job training from him of how to navigate this high office and avoiding the pitfalls and landmines that can destroy a leader of the free world.

Rick
1 month ago
Reply to  Jeff Savlov

At 90 Trump will still be able to run circles around what Biden had at 70!

Mike
1 month ago

It still amazes me that even after videos of the ‘votes’ being brought out after observers left was not even considered illegal.

Kim
1 month ago

“Run, Joe, run!” Biden’s nomination in 2024 is just what this country needs. If he wins the presidency, we will know for sure that the elections system is faulty.

How much do you want to bet that the dems and the media will claim that the machines worked perfectly? No problems, no fraud. And that this is what America wanted, after all, and what it got. If this happens, what we’ll get is another 4 years of abject misery. Most likely, though, the MSM will groom certain candidates, even though they might be only marginally better (less horrible) than biden. All the media eventually will gang together and do tons of free campaigning for the candidate of their choice.

Vote Conservatives first, Republicans second.

Bruce P
1 month ago
Reply to  Kim

The real problem is the long term damage they could continue to do.

Kim
1 month ago
Reply to  Bruce P

…if they’re voted in again. But I assume that because biden has turned this country inside-out, we’ve gotten smarter and will not vote for democrats in 2022 and in 2024. Biden/Harris are history. My point was that if they are re-elected, we will know that the elections process was fraudulent.

Willie
1 month ago

Democrats are evil and all they care about is money and power. When trump was president things were better.Republicans care about America and the people.

Norma
1 month ago
Reply to  Willie

I’m with you!!!!!

Garye
1 month ago

Enjoyed the article and it exposes that the power and money hungry marxist democrat party cares NOTHING about Real American Citizens and will even kill its own members along with killing innocent children in their divisive policies and quest for destroying Our Country.
THROW THEM OUT

Myrna Wade
1 month ago

You are right. The failure is in the message. There may be a better messenger, but no better person would pick up this failing message and run with it.

Sherry
1 month ago

too bad the Media couldn’t figure out what the rest of us already knew, sooner. He is step by step destroying this beautiful country/

Rob
1 month ago
Reply to  Sherry

There’s nothing for the media to “figure out”. They already know the truth about Biden and his cohorts, and the gross and ongoing conduct of the Congress, FBI, DOJ, etc. but are perpetually biased to favor ANY democrat, and oppose ANY conservative. Has always been that way. The media is, and has been, the most destructive force in our society for my entire life.

Staber
1 month ago
Reply to  Sherry

They did figure it out. They were hyper spinning Biden’s demented performance to the positive just as they hyper spun Trump’s coherent and effective performance to the negative. They’re STILL doing it. But they are far too addicted to it and do not seem to understand that we caught onto this sometime ago. But now Biden’s performance is so terrible, even that doesn’t work so they’re running away. To what? Newsom? HRC? Buttigieg (seriously?)?

Kim
1 month ago
Reply to  Staber

The MSM will cover for HRC’s stumbles, Buttigieg’s disappearing to nurse his children’s sniffles, and Newsom’s absence to comb his hair.

Barb
1 month ago

The title of this story “Media Tries to Throw Biden Overboard…”, well, the media just doesn’t know how to do it. Just pitch him overboard!, and be done with it. They are pretty good at pitching other people or things overboard, why stop now?

Charles
1 month ago

It is so sad that Biden was put in this situation , his team knows he is at the end of road & should never have been put in as POTUS & Kamala has no idea what is going on . The Dems are in deep dog do – do & they have no idea what to do , with NOV coming up. The GOP has a golden chance to claim many seats , but must learn how to play hard ball. GOD BLESS AMERICA

Old man winter
1 month ago
Reply to  Charles

Gop better grow a set when they get in there and try all the dem criminals for everything they can under the sun. If a backbone isn’t part of the plan. We can truly kiss this country goodbye

Garye
1 month ago
Reply to  Old man winter

Win BIG and do the job American Citizens expect.
DESTROY and DISMANTLE the swamp structure of Washington, it won’t go easy!
It begins by removing the marxist democrat party in 2022 & 2024.
Let’s SHOCK the World and remove EVERY democrat or rino from EVERY office up for election.
They are ALL part of the marxist democrat party and their destructive policies!
Starr with whitmer and her entourage in Michigan.
They are HORRIBLE

Garye
1 month ago
Reply to  Charles

Not sad but disturbing pathetic that the marxist democrat party put politics,power and money ahead of EVERYTHING !
Life, Freedom, God Given Rights and Our Constitution mean NOTHING to the America haters.
They are blinded by hatred,divisiveness, racism,and immoral behaviors only to attain power.
Wake up America, the wolves are truly at YOUR door.
THROW THEM OUT NOW.
There then remains some hope of saving America and Freedom!

PIDL
1 month ago
Reply to  Garye

All you have to do is look at the Chinese and how they treat their people to see how much the leaders really care. it isinteresting that leaders all over the world seem to be interested in money and power, not their own citizens. Think how powerful force we would have if we got all of the people in the world who were not a part of these Liberal World Order Elites to step up and take control. The leaders would not have a chance.

Barrett Smith
1 month ago

I’m getting a case of whiplash here. First joey gets the golden treatment, now he is getting the golden shower.

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