Democrats Freaking Out


( – In the face of steadily diminishing political and electorate support, the Democratic Party is grappling with deep concerns over Joe Biden’s lack of strategy for his 2024 reelection campaign amidst an intensifying political landscape, as reported by The Washington Post.

This unease is fueled by former President Donald Trump’s increasing lead over Biden in various national and key battleground state polls. This sentiment of apprehension is shared across a spectrum of Democratic stakeholders, including donors, elected officials, administration aides, campaign staff, and strategists, many of whom voiced their worries anonymously.

A significant source of concern within the party circles revolves around Biden’s age and the inadequacies in his campaign’s strategic approach, particularly its failure to effectively communicate its ailing economic agenda. “The bad news is that everybody is wetting the bed inside of Biden world,” remarked a fundraiser in an interview, capturing the prevailing anxiety.

Another point of contention is the apparent absence of polling on specific issues that could refine and focus Biden’s reelection strategy. A national Democratic consultant criticized this oversight, particularly in relation to the campaign’s economic policy, terming it “just malpractice.”

Moreover, there’s a growing unease about the lack of a clear plan for Biden’s unlikely second term. David Axelrod, a former senior adviser to Barack Obama, suggested that the campaign should emphasize contrasting Biden’s values, policies, and results with those of the opposition.

Recent polls, including a New York Times/Siena College poll released in early November, indicate Biden trailing Trump in pivotal battleground states such as Georgia, Arizona, Michigan, Nevada, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin.

Despite these challenges, Biden remains the dominant figure in the Democratic primary field, leading with a significant margin over Minnesota Representative Dean Phillips and self-help author Marianne Williamson.

Democratic strategist and fundraiser Dmitri Mehlhorn acknowledged the strengths and weaknesses of Biden’s candidacy, emphasizing an apparent viability against Trump. “Joe Biden is going to be the nominee, and he is the best bet to beat Donald Trump,” Mehlhorn stated, underscoring the desperation of rallying support for Biden against the backdrop of a stronger Trump candidacy.