New York Times reporter Jonathan Martin is running with the latest Democrat talking point in an attempt to distance themselves from President Biden, claiming he was an “emergency nominee” in 2020 and that his age should have been factored in.
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Martin appeared on CNN’s “Inside Politics” Sunday as the leftist panel discussed former President Obama hitting the campaign trail for flailing Democrats over the weekend in Georgia, Michigan, and Wisconsin. First Lady Jill Biden was out stumping for leftist candidates as well but the president spent the weekend at his Delaware home and was ostensibly nowhere to be seen a week before midterm elections.
“I think Obama being out there in places that Biden cannot go, Georgia, Nevada, the two most obvious examples, it does say a lot about Democrats, sort of where the party is today, right?” Martin commented. “But Biden was essentially an emergency nominee in 2020 because the entire criteria of the party – who can beat Trump – and he was obviously the answer.”
“But there was not a lot of thought given to longer-term planning so they now have a near 80-year-old incumbent president and they’re relying on somebody who was last on the ballot a decade ago to come in as their closer in the midterms,” he added. “It tells you a lot about where things are and – there is a bench there, but it is just not quite there ready to go in the game just yet because Biden is still the president.”
Obama will also appear in Pennsylvania on November 5, a state that is crucial for Democrats in a last-ditch effort to get a stroke-impaired John Fetterman elected to the Senate according to Fox News. That is increasingly looking like it won’t happen as Republican Dr. Mehmet Oz has now closed the gap and RealClearPolitics is calling the race a tossup, with Oz projected to win the seat.
— Conservative News (@BIZPACReview) October 29, 2022
National Review editor Ramesh Ponnuru is not optimistic Democrats will prevail. He contends they are relying on a “greatest hits” campaign about social security and that it is a bad sign for the party ahead of the midterm elections.
“Let’s not forget that Obama, as politically talented as he undoubtedly is, when he has not been on the ballot, he has not been able to rescue other Democrats. He wasn’t able to do it in 2010 or 2014. His two midterms which were disasters for his party, I don’t think he’ll be able to do it for Mandela Barnes in Wisconsin either,” he noted, according to Fox News.
We have the power to forge a different future, but only if we vote. And it’s not just about the folks at the top of the ticket—we’ve got to show up and vote for all the Democrats who will work to support you. pic.twitter.com/kALVfwp8KM
— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) October 30, 2022
Justifying Biden’s absence on the political trail, CNN’s Harry Enten stated that the president was able to “read the room” and understands he won’t be able to help the Democratic candidates running in November. That in turn says very bad things about the state of the Democratic Party currently.
Host Abby Phillip asked Enten about where Obama was planning to campaign for Democrats.
“If you look at the states where he’s going to, those are the states where he’s popular with African American voters, Georgia, highly African American state. You look at a state like Michigan, that was a state that he won easily both times around. I think there is this idea that Barack Obama can sort of get these white working-class voters that Joe Biden supposedly could get but Barack Obama actually did a pretty good job of holding them,” he replied.
"Why is the former president [on the campaign trail], and not the current president?"
Karine Jean-Pierre: "I would disagree with that characterization…"
(Biden spent this weekend in Delaware) pic.twitter.com/ByjSCgBztv
— RNC Research (@RNCResearch) October 30, 2022
Obama also recorded a radio ad for New York Gov. Kathy Hochul, who is in real danger of losing to Republican Lee Zeldin.
Biden, who seems oblivious to the cataclysm Democrats face in the midterm elections, claims he is “feeling good” about the midterms after he cast his ballot early in his home state of Delaware.
“I’m feeling good,” the president stated, according to Fox News. “I mean, I’ve been in I guess now 36 constituencies. Either to campaign for a specific candidate or going with a candidate who is doing something like at the bridge out at Pittsburgh. I am going to be all around the country.”
Joe Biden voted early in Delaware on Saturday – and presented his ID before casting his ballot pic.twitter.com/sd92lpHW4b
— Charlie Spiering (@charliespiering) October 30, 2022
But Biden is mostly not on the campaign trail and most Democrats reportedly feel impending doom over the elections.
It is widely expected that a massive red wave will sweep the elections and Democrats will be stomped politically. November 8 will tell the tale.
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