BIDEN’S NIGHTMARE: Robert F. Kennedy Jr. Could Leave Democratic Party, Run As Independent

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Speculation is mounting that Robert F. Kennedy Jr., scion of the iconic Kennedy political dynasty, may be contemplating a departure from the Democratic Party, which could have major implications for President Joe Biden’s reelection bid in 2024.

The speculation gained momentum after Kennedy was questioned by a voter during a recent town hall event in North Charleston, South Carolina. When asked if he would consider launching an independent campaign for the presidency, Kennedy, while expressing his commitment to the Democratic Party, did not rule out the possibility, stating, “They’re trying to make sure that I can’t participate at all in the political process, and so I’m going to keep all my options open.”

Democrats are growing increasingly concerned that the emergence of a third-party candidate in the general election could siphon votes away from President Biden, who is grappling with low approval ratings. This concern echoes previous worries expressed when Cornel West announced his intention to run as a Green Party candidate. As Biden finds himself in a neck-and-neck race with the leading Republican contender, former President Donald Trump, in hypothetical matchups, political consultants are emphasizing the risks involved.

“The last thing Biden needs is Robert Kennedy Jr. running on the Libertarian line,” political consultant Jay Townsend told Newsweek. “Nothing good will come of that for Biden.”

A poll released last week revealed that one-third of Democrats would consider voting for Kennedy if he were to run as an independent, marking a notable increase from the 25 percent who indicated they would support him in the party primaries. A spokesperson for Kennedy’s campaign stressed the significance of a competitive primary election, stating, “The fact that President Biden is so unpopular that fully a third of Democrats would vote for an independent candidate in the general election underscores the importance of running a fair and competitive primary election.”

Acknowledging the potential impact of a third-party challenger, a close ally of President Biden told NBC News, “With a tight election, every vote counts. Is it in the back of many people’s brains? Absolutely. Do we have to be careful as we move out? Yes, we do.”

Recent surveys have indicated a growing dissatisfaction among Americans with their choice of candidates. A September study by the Pew Research Center found that 3-in-10 Americans hold unfavorable views of both the Democratic and Republican parties, with 63 percent expressing dissatisfaction with the presidential candidates presented thus far. A significant 37 percent of respondents expressed a desire for more diverse party options.

Amidst this backdrop, over 15,000 individuals in Arizona have registered to join No Labels, a nascent political party that is considering a bipartisan ticket to challenge both Biden and Trump. While the number of registered voters may be relatively small, it remains substantial enough to potentially disrupt the presidential election in this crucial battleground state.

Kennedy has announced that he will make a decision on the possibility of running as an independent before October 15, adding further intrigue to the evolving political landscape leading up to the 2024 presidential election.

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  1. Why won’t the corrupt inept Joe Biden grant RFK jr security that every other Presidential candidate receives?! Does he want him dead, like his Dad and Uncle?! Why won’t Mr. tough guy Biden debate his democrat political opponents RFK jr and Marianne Williamson?! What’s he afraid of?

  2. He would appeal to “deplorables” who don’t support aspects of Trump’s platform, or to Trump supporters if Trump doesn’t get the nomination (other than under conditions whereby Trump is actively supporting an alternative Republican nominee).

  3. “The last thing Biden needs is Robert Kennedy Jr. running on the Libertarian line,”

    Libertarian line מאן דכר שמיה?!!! RFK Jr is the farthest thing from a libertarian! How could anyone even contemplate the idea that the Libertarian Party would give him its endorsement?! RFK Jr, besides being a nut case, is a far leftist, much farther left than Biden used to be before he joined the 0bama administration. He may even be to the left of Bernie Sanders. I hope he does run, but he can’t do so as a Libertarian!

    And no, Akuperma, he won’t appeal to “deplorables”. But he might appeal to the Trumpalos who have never been conservative and have never had any loyalty to the Republican Party. Trump is still, at heart, a liberal Democrat, and it’s not unreasonable to suppose he might endorse Kennedy to spite whomever beats him for the nomination.

    NGI, NO candidate receives security this far out, more than a year before the election! Not unless there’s a specific credible threat against him, of which there’s no indication.

  4. Bummer. I know people for the very first time who registered as DemoncRats just to vote for him in the primaries, even if voting GOP in the general.

    He is a major threat to BigPharma & MSM since he promised to join most of the western world in banning Direct2Consumer Rx ads as well require actual placebo (=saline vs current ridiculous system of vials with same metalic adjuvents) trials for all vaccines. The former certainly has the endless financial means to hire someone to do him like his father.

  5. @milhouse:
    From NY Post
    Sep 16th

    A man who claimed to be part of Robert F. Kennedy’s security detail — while carrying pistols and extra ammunition — was quickly detained by authorities after showing up at a California event featuring the Democratic presidential candidate, authorities said.
    The man, wearing two shoulder holsters with loaded pistols and spare ammunition magazines was carrying a U.S. Marshal badge on a lanyard and beltclip federal ID,” Kennedy said early Saturday on X, the social media platform formerly known as Twitter. “He identified himself as a member of my security detail.”

    Kennedy posted an image of the man, who was wearing a black shirt with a white symbol reading “Emergency Medical Services.”

    Adrian Paul Aispuro, 44, was charged with carrying a concealed weapon and booked on $35,000 bail.

    On July 31, Adrian Aispuro posted a threatening and often incoherent TikTok video in which his gun and fake marshal’s badge were prominently on display.”

    This is not considered a credible threat?!
    RFK jr is more to the left than Joe Biden?! To the left of Bernie Sanders?! Really? Seriously?

    Kennedy told an NBC reporter Sunday. “Once a child is viable, outside the womb, I think then the state has an interest in protecting the child,” he added.
    Aug 15, 2023
    Milhouse, I think your vaccines you took are catching up to you effecting your thought process. You’re just brainlessly parroting team Biden’s talking points regarding RFK jr. You know nothing about him or his policies. You seem to enjoy your beloved government totally controlling your every move. Be a good shepsaleh. Just make sure your flimsy disposable mask covers your face up to the eyebrows. Vinishmartem.

  6. Yes, RFK is a far leftist. If you can’t see that you’re blind.

    Saying that when a child is already outside the womb then the state has an interest, but even then only if it’s viable, that is a far left position.

    And no, that one incident does not mean there is a credible threat against him. He is not entitled to protection until the normal time when candidates usually get it.