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Five Ways the Media Could Drive Biden Off the Ticket

Posted on Thursday, May 25, 2023
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AMAC Exclusive – By Andrew Abbott

With Joe Biden’s 2024 re-election campaign off to a lackluster start and the president continuing to see a crash in his polling numbers amid a number of policy failures and personal scandals, it’s conceivable that Biden’s historically staunch allies in the mainstream media could look to force Biden out of the race in order to pave the way for a Democrat with a better chance of winning.

Here are five ways the corporate press could move to bench Biden in 2024.

Hammer Biden’s Dismal Polling

Historically, approval ratings have been one of the most reliable predictors of a president’s re-election prospects. With Biden’s approval hovering near 41 percent in the RealClearPolitics average – and having dipped as low as 36 percent last July – the odds are clearly stacked against a Biden second term.

Biden is so unpopular, in fact, that most Democrats don’t even want him to run for re-election. Even more alarmingly for the anti-Trump fanatics in the liberal media, Biden now trails former President Donald Trump (who has taken a commanding lead in the GOP primary) in most head-to-head 2024 polls.

In the most recent Harvard-Harris poll, Trump led Biden by 7 points. And keep in mind, opinion polls have historically underestimated Trump’s strength in the final returns.

Thus far, the media has either ignored or downplayed the stark implications of Biden’s nightmare polls, allowing the president to maintain the charade that he currently stands a good chance at a re-election.

However, if the media decides that Biden’s position has become untenable, they could use his poor polling performance, and particularly his poor match-ups against Trump, to pressure him to step aside for another Democrat without such a long record of failure.

Get Real About Biden’s Decline

One of Biden’s most alarming poll numbers is that just 33 percent of Americans say he is in good enough physical health to serve effectively as president – compared to 64 percent who say the same about Trump. Only 32 percent of Americans believe the 80-year-old Biden “has the mental sharpness to be effective in the White House.” Notably, these findings come after three years of the mainstream media desperately trying to dispel the narrative that Biden is in declining health while baselessly asserting that Trump is “unwell.” Clearly, the public just isn’t buying it.

Biden’s gaffes have only grown more numerous as his presidency has progressed, and he often appears lost and confused at the few public events he attends.

The mainstream media has so far simply refused to acknowledge the very serious questions about Biden’s physical and mental decline, insisting that it is not an issue in the 2024 race. However, if Biden’s health becomes a major storyline, it will add more pressure on the president to remove himself from the race – particularly if he has any medical incidents between now and next November.

Stop Ignoring the Border Crisis

There is perhaps no more shocking example of Biden’s failure as a leader than the videos and images of floods of migrants pouring over the U.S.-Mexico border. Yet aside from a few conservative outlets, there has been a virtual media blackout on the scale and severity of the problem.

Biden’s border crisis is so bad, in fact, that many border-state Democrats have openly broken with the president on the issue. Arizona Senate Democrat Mark Kelly called Biden’s border policies “dumb” during a re-election debate last year, signaling that even committed liberals who voted for those policies recognize how electorally toxic they are.

Particularly after so many other high-profile failures under the Biden administration, if the media begins showing the grim reality of how bad the border crisis has become, and drawing the link to Biden’s policies, they could very well drive him off the ticket.

Investigate the Biden Crime Family

House Oversight Chairman James Comer’s (R-KY) report earlier this month on the Biden family’s influence-peddling schemes should have been one of the biggest media stories in recent memory. Yet as the depth of the First Family’s corruption continues to grow, the mainstream media has remained shamefully disinterested in what could erupt into the greatest scandal in American political history.

If the media decides they’re better off without Biden, they could easily amplify the story and push the narrative that the president has too much baggage to win next November.

Awaiting Another Foreign Policy Flop

One of the biggest selling points on Biden in 2020 was that he would restore American prestige on the world stage – a laughable concept to begin with given that Donald Trump had one of the most successful foreign policy tenures in American history.

That notion was quickly dispelled with Biden’s disastrous Afghanistan withdrawal, a failure that has been followed by repeated foreign policy defeats. Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, a diplomatic fiasco over a botched submarine deal with longtime allies France and Australia, and closer ties between China and Saudi Arabia are just a few examples of the many gut punches Biden has received in the foreign policy arena.

Another major foreign fiasco could provide an opportunity for the mainstream media to unleash a flood of negative coverage on all of Biden’s failures.

It’s worth remembering that, before Biden clinched the Democratic nomination in 2020, mainstream media outlets pilloried the former vice president. The New York Times laughingly dubbed him “the Jeb Bush of 2020.” Younger, more diverse candidates like Pete Buttigieg, Kamala Harris, and Beto O’Rourke were considered far more desirable.

It was only once he had the nomination that the media suddenly became Biden apologists. It’s reasonable to believe that those early reservations did not vanish, and the media’s marriage to Biden is one of convenience, not genuine affection. If a viable alternative to Biden for 2024 emerges, a swift and brutal turn on the president may well ensue.

Andrew Abbott is the pen name of a writer and public affairs consultant with over a decade of experience in DC at the intersection of politics and culture.

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PaulE
PaulE
1 year ago

Another puff piece designed to get everyone on the political right on board with the idea that the media is suddenly going to do their job, as opposed to simply being the propaganda arm of the Democrat Party. Create some sense of false hope and then when nothing happens, crush the morale of most Americans yet again. Why can’t the author simply write about one of the many, many issues that have some chance of positively being improved rather than offering up this nonsensical fantasy?

The reality, if the author ever bothered to speak to your average, younger Democrat voter out there (those 30 and under which make up a rapidly growing percentage of the Party), is that most of the younger Democrats dislike Biden not because his policies have inflicted so much damage on the country, which they have, but rather because he hasn’t gone even farther left faster. They want someone in the Presidency, who will simply shred the Constitution, grant full citizenship and voting rights to the 45 million plus illegals already here, provide the promised unlimited “free stuff”, and start handing out $2,000 a month universal basic income checks so they don’t have to work and just enjoy life. They want a younger version of Bernie Sanders, like AOC or one of the other members of “The Squad”, that will just rule by force over the American people to give them what they want.

So while some of the over 50 year old type Democrat voters may be disappointed in the dismal performance of Biden and his merry team of Socialists, the vast majority of what constitutes the controlling faction of the Democrat Party is upset because things haven’t changed fast enough for them. At some point, all these various authors are going to have to be honest with the American people and articulate reality. We live in a truly bifurcated country. Half the population wants a return to sanity and normalcy under the type of country outlined in the Constitution of the United States. The other half of the country essentially wants the socialist fantasy that the left has been pushing for decades and that has failed everywhere it has ever been implemented. Right now, neither side is happy and it will only get worse until one side wins. Which side that is, is certainly up for debate.

Stephen Russell
Stephen Russell
1 year ago

Promote RFK Jr then to

CoNMTX
CoNMTX
1 year ago

I would like to hear the truth from a politician just once. I would also like to hear the truth in the media. If they drive Loopy Joe out of contention, look at the Godless, evil choices the demos have. It’s as if they’re saying, “Get rid of Biden and things will improve”. The demo/socialist party is totally in the hands of Satan and is comprised of Godless, wicked, individuals lacking honesty, morals, integrity, or character. The body in the president’s chair may change but the agenda will not. Their goal is one-world government and they will stop at nothing to get it. Any group that so worships abortion certainly will commit any crime no matter how awful or sinful. When you deny God and bow to Satan, do you think they will do the right thing?

tofbs
tofbs
1 year ago

SHOW BRANDON SNIFFING THERE DEMOCRAP POSTER BOY DYLAN MULVANY HAIR

FedUp
FedUp
1 year ago

Its even simpler than that. One step. The media just needs to be honest.
But that will never happen.

anna hubert
anna hubert
1 year ago

Media are in servitude to so called democrats What would be the right thing to do and what is actually done are two different things Nothing to do with the truth and reality Propaganda machine

Terry
Terry
1 year ago

Biden will be lucky to live long enough to even participate in an election. He seems to be declining at a very steady rate. The other most glaring fact is that biden wouldn’t have a chance against anyone the Republicans run against him on the debate stage. The only reason he was able to survive 2020 was because Wallace threw him cakewalk questions that he had written answers for. That won’t happen again!

Felix
Felix
1 year ago

What would be the MSM take on President Trump be, if all of Biden’s “accomplishments” were credited to Trump? Our country’s Media is a joke!

Phyl
Phyl
1 year ago

The media will never do that. They want the demoncrats in control.

Beverly
Beverly
1 year ago

How about the fact the person playing the part isn’t Joe Biden. He is a fake. The game is getting stupid.

Kdesq
Kdesq
1 year ago

All the left wing Pravda media needs to do, to drive that imbecile off the ballot, is tell the truth daily about everything he does. .

Ann S
Ann S
1 year ago

I do not believe in polls they can be skewed like in 2022 when a red wave was predicted.
This is a strategy to make him look bad but when people stand in that voting booth and their choice is Brandon or Trump they are going to choose Brandon. Why? because of all the propaganda they have put up against Trump. They don’t see it as a bunch of lies. After many inquiries, reports that cleared Trump most people think there has to be some truth.
They don’t realize the dems with the FBI, CIA, the justice dept are ruling this country into the ground. With their lies and corruption. That still, according to the polls, a third think Brandon is doing a good job amazes me.
And that they want Trump to be their opponent. Because they have tons and tons false accusations setup against Trump. And see what they did with DeSantis announcement as a candidate for the presidency.
In the minds of Brandon and the dems there is not one good person on the GOP side. Name calling starts immediately.
They don’t want to work with the GOP. And Maga people are scum.
MSM will not stop there anti Trump or anti GOP propaganda they are okay with America becoming a communist country. As long as businesses going along with this trans and drag crap. Even the NAACP is in their corner. And don’t forget Silicon Valley.
They are calling for riots in the streets if the GOP doesn’t go along with the dems budget deficit plans. More than half of Americans have just been told you don’t matter.
Wake up America. Wake up.

A Voter
A Voter
1 year ago

Why would they want to drive him off the ballot? He is such a useful idiot for them. Never forget that the “Media” is just another wing of the communist deep state. Biden will do whatever they want because they already know exactly how corrupt he is and I guarantee they have all the hard evidence in their hands to continue pulling the pupteer’s string attached to Biden’s limbs.

Morbious
Morbious
1 year ago

The people behind the scenes have only one goal: the continued destruction of this country. They’re right now evaluating whether the current president helps them more than other options. The minute they decide biden is less useful than another puppet there will be a cascade of events that will lead to the selection of another candidate. An interesting question is whether kamala or michelle would be more useful. Many pundits are quick to dismiss the former, but her main advantage is utter malleability. Michelle might not be so easily ordered around. It would be interesting to be able to hear the discussions in dem covens over this .

Garyk
Garyk
1 year ago

Don’t forget, obama knew how corrupt Joe was as vp, he just chose to let it happen because he was so intent on destroying America.
History will reflect the two of them being the WORST EVER!
They and their marxist democrat party are responsible for every ridiculous, failed, hateful policy that is ruining Our Country!

Joey Mize
Joey Mize
1 year ago

Biden’s gaffes have only grown more numerous as time has passed, and he often appears lost and confused at the very few public events he is allowed to attend. The individual is a pure joke.

The people behind the scenes have only one goal: the continued destruction of this country. They’re right now evaluating whether the current president helps them more than other options. The minute they decide beden is less useful than another similar puppet there will be a cascade of events that will lead to the rapid selection of another candidate to Run against Trump. Harris has less than zero chance of being picked, she is ready to retire to her billion dollar yacht for good, and move offshore to reap her rewards. Somewhere off the coast of Vietnam I am sure. The blood letting is soon to begin, there are people in the wings waiting to become vetted witnesses against Trump and whomever should float to the top of the GOP list. But beden sniffing Mulvany’s hair is RICH,,,
I can envision that as he has done dozens of times on stage to real women, wives and daughters presuming no one was the wiser. WHO IS THIS MICHELLE ??? from the comment below?

Inclosing…….If the election were held today Trump would be the next POTUS. But given the time remaining to destroy his image he may not be able to hold on. No Democratic candidate will step up as long as beden is continuing to run. Hopefully he will stay on that point and we will beat the crap out of them in 2024. Across the board.. How much more can the American public take?

Mark
Mark
1 year ago

If we have Trump and Biden again in 2024 then our political environment has completely run around.
There must be better qualified candidates to run and win the presidency.

DenvilleSr
DenvilleSr
1 year ago

The condensed version of this article: If the media were not in the tank for Dimensia Joe and if they would report what was traditionally known as news, Biden’s approval rating would be even much lower.

John
John
1 year ago

If the current budget is passed the lies that Biden told the nation about taxes will surprise those who are biden followers..They will. The ones paying for it, not the rich!! People need to wake up about the Democratic Party. All they want is our money and to make us servant to the government, not the government servant to us. The elderly and lower income people and the woke trained students had beater wake in 11/24 elections.

Jackie
Jackie
1 year ago

Biden really shouldn’t be running again!! He shouldn’t have even entertained the idea!!! It’s crazy to think that with his obvious dementia issues, gaffes and story mistakes don’t make him unacceptable to run for office – these things, and others, really should have kept him from running this time but he shouldn’t be allowed to run again!!! This country would be unrecognizable after another administration belonging to Biden and Harris!!! We have a lower age limit for the offices at the top of the government; why not have an upper age limit, too!!!

Myrna
Myrna
1 year ago

It seems like the polls are carefully managed and not credible. Biden is keeping a defiant front.
But he made deals to even get the nomination. If he is not the nominee it will be because he made a deal or it was made for him.

susabella
susabella
1 year ago

I’m trying to think of someone, a Democrat worthy of gaining some traction, between the old crowd in power now and the young extremists hoping to get into power. Newsome? Not popular enough, and who else is there? The old folks need to keep Biden as their front man in order to keep their power and positions.

Carol
Carol
1 year ago

Dear Andrew and WORLD: I read your article and ALL of the comments. No where did I see how the “Demonrats”want to win because of their gods control, power and MONEY! They will CHEAT in the upcoming election and that is the truth. I have had plenty of direct experience with the soviet union and the middle east. And I have read and lived a lot of history, enough to know that what is happening today is what happened to the romans and greeks (ROT FROM WITHIN) a well as from my husband of 49 years who was born in Berlin in 1938. He lived under socialism (hitler) then communism in east germany. He left to the west a year or so before the berlin wall went up to keep ALL the smart people from leaving! When I read all of the comments you all seemed to talk around the problem but did not come out and say directly about the cheating that the useful idiots do to sustain themselves. Thank you for letting this old lady (82+ years) speak. Carol

Patricia
Patricia
1 year ago

PLEASE,,,get Joe off. We will just have to deal with the next liberal wackjob to make sure they lose

Barrett Smith
Barrett Smith
1 year ago

I’m not sure yet what the DNC’s game is but it is obvious that joe cannot handle the rigors of a campaign.

Jayel
Jayel
1 year ago

The people who vote for Biden have even less mental clarity than Biden himself. They actually think he is a whiz compared to them and he is. Anyone who votes for Biden is stupider than Biden himself.

Luke
Luke
1 year ago

They CHEATED! That’s why this conversation is even on the radar. I have no voice and those with the big money WILL manipulate stupid people

Nancy
Nancy
1 year ago

I can believe that Biden beat Trump in 2020 but I do not believe Biden got more votes than Obama. Not without a lot of corruption involved. If Biden is out / Mi Michelle Obama may be in –

David
David
1 year ago

It doesn’t matter who the democrats run they have already won! The deciding unverified paper ballots are sitting in some warehouse waiting for the 2 am distribution to the key districts in key states that will sway the Electoral vote. They learned their lesson well from Hillary’s defeat.

Moonpup
Moonpup
1 year ago

My question is, how bad do things really have to be when, “Younger, more diverse candidates like Pete Buttigieg, Kamala Harris, and Beto O’Rourke were considered far more desirable”?

David Block
David Block
1 year ago

No duh! Does not take a genius to understand this man can’t win. America is turning red in big numbers.

Micki
Micki
1 year ago

Sliding a different candidate in is what the Democrats are planning after they have a better idea who the Republican candidate might be.

Cc
Cc
1 year ago

For those here that love Canada politics I suggest you try it out for one year. Who could live where govt tells you how much money you can make and controls a company’s production. Have a doctor that moved here, the way of life up there is terrible. Socialism at its best????

JC
JC
1 year ago

Is Mrs. Obama a workout person or someone born with muscles and walks unlike most girls that I know???? Do we really want another bad eight years?? We can talk here but what is the answer???

Terry Brinker
Terry Brinker
1 year ago

Joe has been the biggest embarrassment when it comes to the foreign stage. Seeing him bumble his way through at the G7 summit was all I needed to see. The open border and his family receiving money from foreign nationals is enough to get him off the ticket. Then he needs to be charged.

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