For a presumptive presidential nominee, Joe Biden sure is having a rough time.
You see, the former Vice President has the backing of the Democratic establishment, but he has failed to motivate the youth voting bloc within the party. He’ll absolutely need these votes in order to challenge Donald Trump come November, and his inability to build any enthusiasm around his campaign among the youth is a real problem.
On top of this generational issue, the septuagenarian seems to be generally losing it, having snapped at several town hall attendees in recent weeks, calling one “a damn liar” and another a “lying, dog-faced pony soldier”.
Things have gotten so ridiculous that there are now rumors of a secret plan to replace Biden at the Democratic National Convention.
Democrats are publicly talking about “contingency options” for their July convention in Milwaukee in case the coronavirus persists in being a public-health threat. But privately, some are also talking about needing a Plan B if Joe Biden, their nominee apparent, continues to flounder.
Some Democrats are openly talking up New York governor Andrew Cuomo, whose profile has soared during the crisis, as a Biden stand-in. Yesterday, a Draft Cuomo 2020 account on Twitter announced that “Times have changed & we need Gov. Cuomo to be the nominee. Our next POTUS must be one w/an ability to lead thru this crisis.”
Much of the talk stems from the Governor’s recent squabbles with President Trump.
Charles Pierce, the politics blogger for Esquire magazine, wrote a piece headlined “With Two Words, Andrew Cuomo Established Himself as the Leader This Country Needs Now.” He enthused that Cuomo’s news conference last Friday “essentially (shutting) down the economy of his state . . . was a master class in leveling with the public.”
Fueled by favorable national publicity that governors rarely get, Cuomo has quickly become the standard-bearer for liberals who don’t want to quickly open up parts the economy at the same time we combat the coronavirus. This Tuesday, the governor tweeted: “We are not willing to sacrifice 1-2% of New Yorkers. That’s not who we are. We will fight to save every life we can. I am not giving up.” Last weekend, Cuomo told reporters he might go into Manhattan himself to yell “You are wrong” at people defying his lockdown.
Regardless of whether or not this wild plan comes to fruition, these rumors have cemented the fact that the Democrats are in some serious trouble at the moment.Don't forget to Like Freedom Outpost on Facebook and Twitter, and follow our friends at RepublicanLegion.com.
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