NewsCornel West Thinks Biden's Campaign Won't Last Long

Cornel West Thinks Biden’s Campaign Won’t Last Long

Cornel West: “Biden — I think he’s going to have an LBJ moment and pull back.”

West compared his thoughts to when President Lyndon B. Johnson suddenly ended his reelection bid in 1968, believing Biden won’t be able to sustain the criticism he has faced on pressing issues like the Israel-Hamas war and the staggering economy. “I’m not even sure whether I’ll be running against Biden,” West said.

“Biden — I think he’s going to have an LBJ moment and pull back.”

The civil rights advocate described his campaign against the current president as running against the “B Team” of Democrats, throwing names like California governor Gavin Newsom and Michigan’s leader, Gretchen Whitmer in the ring. West just feels Biden is slowly “running out of gas.”

Republicans weren’t left out of his criticism either. He referred to Trump as a “bona fide gangsta, Neo-fascist, Pied Piper leading the country for the second civil war,” compared to labeling Biden as a “milquetoast neoliberal with military adventurism, possibly leading the world toward World War III.”

When asked who was worse, he couldn’t decide. “I’m more concerned about Trump domestically,” West said. “I’m more concerned about Biden in terms of foreign policy.”

The outspoken candidate isn’t the first one to promote the idea of Biden dropping out of the race. Former advisor to President Barack Obama, David Axelrod, also suggested Biden dropping out of the race if he has to run again Trump. After poll numbers from the New York Times showed Biden approval rating dropping, Axelrod tagged Biden on Twitter saying he “should do what’s best for the country.” “If he continues to run, he will be the nominee of the Democratic Party,” he wrote. “What he needs to decide is whether that is wise, whether it’s in HIS best interest or the country’s?”

A poll released on Dec. 14 by a Pew Research Center shows Biden’s approval rating as plummeted to 33%, the lowest since Biden took office, and a 2% drop since the last poll in June, according to The New York Post.

Trump caught wind of West’s comments and thinks he is out of his league.

“Cornell West should go back to liberal academia instead of playing pretend politics,” Trump spokesperson Steven Cheung said. “He still hasn’t graduated from the kids’ table.”

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Source: Black Enterprise


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