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Liberal NYT Columnist Urges Biden To “Shock The World” And Drop Out Of 2024 Race

In the wake of a challenging week marked by Special Counsel Robert Hur’s report and a subsequent disastrous press conference, a New York Times opinion columnist has posited that President Joe Biden should “shock the world” and drop out of the 2024 race.

“Joe Biden should not be running for re-election. That much was obvious well before the special prosecutor’s comments on the president’s memory lapses inspired a burst of age-related angst,” columnist Ross Douthat urged. “What is less obvious is how Biden should get out of it.”

Ross Douthat, the columnist, expressed his concerns following the release of Special Counsel Robert Hur’s report, which cast doubts on Biden’s mental sharpness by describing him as “a sympathetic, well-meaning, elderly man with a poor memory.” This portrayal, coupled with Biden’s attempt to counter these perceptions through a press conference—later criticized as a “political disaster”—has fueled discussions about his fitness for another term.

Douthat said Biden has major achievements under his belt, but highlighted the potential risks of his continued presidency, given signs of physical frailty and the likelihood of increasing memory lapses. The columnist’s critique extends to the implications of Biden’s potential withdrawal, particularly the dilemma posed by Vice President Kamala Harris’s candidacy, which Douthat views as less viable against Donald Trump.

“The impression the president gives in public is not senility so much as extreme frailty, like a lightbulb that still burns so long as you keep it on a dimmer,” he wrote.

The suggested strategy involves Biden remaining in the race until the Democratic National Convention in August, “when he would shock the world by announcing his withdrawal from the race, decline to issue any endorsement, and invite the convention delegates to choose his replacement.”

(YWN World Headquarters – NYC)

5 Responses

  1. 1. Biden might be convinced that it is only to way to stop Trump.

    2. Unless the “Progressives” manage to get a large number of delegates, it will be an old fashioned convention with party bosses picking an electable nominee and framing a platform that won’t alienate the voters.

    3. If they wait until after the convention, they will be stuck with Harris (not a total disaster).

    4. If Biden quits too soon, Trump might do likewise, which would be a disaster for the Republicans since Trump is he Republicans weakest candidate.

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