Joe Biden is facing mounting pressure from Democrats over polls showing him losing to Donald Trump in 2024.
Democrats are in hair-on-fire panic mode.
And Joe Biden had a one-word response to this demand that he drop out of the 2024 race.
A set of New York Times/Siena polls from six critical swing states showing Trump beating Biden in five of them forced Democrats to confront the reality that the American people think Joe Biden is too old and feeble to be President.
Former Obama chief strategist David Axelrod posted on social media that Biden should seriously consider dropping out of the 2024 race on account that he is likely to lose.
“Only Joe Biden can make this decision. If he continues to run, he will be the nominee of the Democratic Party. What he needs to decide is whether that is wise; whether it’s in HIS best interest or the country’s?” Axelrod wrote.
“The greatest concern is that his biggest liability is the one thing he can’t change. Among all the unpredictables there is one thing that is sure: the age arrow only points in one direction,” Axelrod added.
Many believe Axelrod was really expressing the wishes of Obama, who is widely believed to still be the power center in the Democrat Party – and that Axelrod’s comments weren’t him popping off at the mouth.
One person who likely agreed with that sentiment was Joe Biden, who reportedly told advisors Axelrod was a “prick” for making those comments.
“Calling David Axelrod ‘a prick,’ as a person who has heard Biden use the word says he does in private, is not a strategy to win 270 electoral votes. And repeating a PG version of the same animus in public while litigating polling with the White House press corps also won’t make Biden’s reelection any likelier,” POLITICO’s left-wing activist Jonathan Martin wrote.
But Martin’s article about Biden’s re-election prospects confirmed the central thesis of Axelrod’s comments.
Martin flat-out admitted the soon-to-be 81-year-old Biden isn’t mentally or physically capable of doing the job of President.
“That’s in part for reasons Biden refuses to accept: his capacity to do the job. The oldest President in history when he first took the oath, Biden will not be able to govern and campaign in the manner of previous incumbents. He simply does not have the capacity to do it, and his staff doesn’t trust him to even try, as they make clear by blocking him from the press. Biden’s bid will give new meaning to a Rose Garden campaign, and it requires accommodation to that unavoidable fact of life,” Martin wrote.
But Biden is the sitting President.
And Biden’s response to the Axelrod-Obama trial balloon showed that no one can force him out of the race in 2024.