Leftwing media is censoring RFK, Jr.
Imagine a candidate enters the presidential race with the most famous political name in modern American history – the nephew of an assassinated President, the son of an assassinated senator and the nephew of a powerful Senate icon. Imagine that the candidate is married to a prominent television star. Imagine that such a candidate is challenging the incumbent President of the United States of America. AND imagine that he is getting up to a quarter of the vote in early polls – and actually defeating the incumbent President among some demographic groups. Wouldn’t that be BIG political news? Not if you are Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.
There can be no mistake about it. The major news outlets – especially those on the left – are ignoring the Kennedy candidacy. The bosses at the networks and in the editorial boardrooms have made a conscious decision to literally censor Kennedy as a means of propping up a floundering President Biden. They are afraid that Kennedy could get serious traction if the people outside the New York City media bubble knew more about him. There can be no other reason for the lack of coverage.
According to polls, Kennedy is already a threat to Biden despite the news blackout. You see the facts in the recent New York Times/Siena College Poll. While most outlets reported on the Poll’s troublesome numbers in the contest between Biden and President Trump, they failed to report on the Kennedy portion of the Poll.
So, here they are.
In a match up between Biden, Trump and a third unspecified candidate, Trump tops Biden by 48 to 44 percent, not much interest in the nameless so-called generic candidate. But add RFK, Jr.’s name to the poll and Biden and Trump wind up in the mid-30 percentiles with Kennedy in the mid-20s.
The Kennedy impact is even greater with Gen Z and Independents. Kennedy actually beats both Biden and Trump with those voters. Among the 24- to 29-year-olds, it is Kennedy at 34 percent, Biden at 30 percent and Trump at 29 percent. With the 30- to 44-year-olds, Kennedy takes 31 percent to 30 percent for both Biden and Trump.
Among independent voters, the Poll shows Kennedy convincingly ahead of the two Presidents. He takes 39 percent of the vote to Biden’s 29 percent and Trump’s 25 percent.
This does not mean that Kennedy will be the 47th President of the United States. He will not be appearing on the ballot in a number of states. It will be tough for him to secure many Electoral College votes.
But … Kennedy is a very serious candidate who can have a huge impact on the 2024 presidential election. That is what scares team Biden – and to a lesser degree team Trump. There has been speculation as to who Kennedy might hurt more. It appears from the polling that he would take from both Biden and Trump in states where he is on the ballot.
That is a very real consideration when it comes to the battleground states. In Arizona, the Poll puts Trump and Biden at 33 percent each and Kennedy at 26 percent. In Georgia it is Trump at 36 percent, Biden at 26 percent, just 2 points ahead of Kennedy at 24 percent. In Michigan, Trump takes 34 percent to Biden’s 31 percent and Kennedy’s 26 percent. Nevada goes to Trump at 38 percent, with Biden at 31 percent and Kennedy at 23 percent. In Pennsylvania, it is Trump and Biden at 35 percent each and Kennedy at 23 percent. In Wisconsin Biden tops Trump 37 to 35 percent, with Kennedy at 22 percent.
Kennedy does not get winning numbers, but he does get a big slice of the voter pie chart – enough to make him a major player. But not to the Biden-leaning media. They are treating him like some single digit also-ran.
Consider this. Kennedy is doing WAY better against Biden than Trump’s challengers are doing in the GOP primaries – and they are getting a LOT of attention.
Oh … and about that television star wife? Kennedy is married to actress Cheryl Hines, who plays the wife of Larry David in “Curb Your Enthusiasm” – one of the funniest shows on the small tube, unless you count the current presidential election contests.
So, there ‘tis.