Do Democrats Favor RFK Jr. Over Joe Biden?
One of the most talked-about issues on the left right now is the apparent split between Democrats who favor Robert F. Kennedy Jr. over current President Joe Biden.
There are certainly some Democrats who believe that RFK Jr. would have been a better choice for President than Joe Biden. Robert F. Kennedy Jr. is a well-known environmental activist and lawyer who has been involved in various social justice causes throughout his career.
He is the son of the late Robert F. Kennedy, who, prior t being assassinated in 1968 while running for President, was a paragon of the left.
Those who support RFK Jr. argue that he is a more progressive and visionary leader than Joe Biden. They believe that he would be more committed to addressing issues like climate change, income inequality, and racial justice. They also point to his experience as a lawyer and advocate, which they say would make him a more effective President.
However, it is important to note that not all Democrats feel this way. While there are certainly those who are enthusiastic about RFK Jr., many others remain firmly in Biden’s camp – further dividing an already fractured Party.
For his part, while not officially announcing any kind of run against Biden for the White House, the nephew of JFK has challenged the President to several debates and town halls after Biden made his announcement that he will seek another term in office.
“I have known and liked Joe Biden for many years, but we differ profoundly on fundamental issues such as corporate influence in government, censorship, civil liberties, poverty, corruption, and war policy, among others. I look forward to engaging him in debates and town hall meetings in a primary election that is honest, civil, and transparent. I invite him into a new era of respectful dialog in these times of division,” Kennedy Jr. said in a tweet soon after the current President announced his bid for reelection.
Kennedy said that while he was a “multi-generational Democrat,” his party had gone “off track.”
“Remember when we upheld the interests of the poor and middle class against big corporations and Wall Street? Remember when we were the party of peace, civil liberties, and people power? I aim to reclaim my party and its traditional values,” Kennedy said. “The Biden administration is riddled with Neocons, war hawks, Wall Street people, and former corporate lobbyists. That’s what the party elite has become. But I know the rank-and-file — and the American people as a whole — don’t share their priorities. It’s time to return our party and our nation to the people.”
A recent poll from NBC News shows that nearly 3 out of 4 Americans don’t believe Biden should run for reelection. Out of those who believe Biden shouldn’t run for reelection, 48% have “major” concerns with Biden’s age.