(GoRealNewsNow.com) – New shots have just been fired in the undeclared war between the Biden and Obama camps concerning the 2024 election as former President Barack Obama’s crucial strategist David Axelrod has kept hammering Joe Biden as not having decent chances for holding the White House.
The intra-Democrat conflict erupted after Axelrod, who presided over Obama’s successful presidential campaigns in 2008 and 2012, recently argued that Biden should reconsider his reelection bid as a growing number of Americans were worried by the president’s advanced age and the possibility that he might be unfit for office.
According to reports, those comments led Biden to privately utter insults about Axelrod, including comparing him to female genitalia.
In new comments, the key Democrat strategist once again expressed skepticism about President Biden’s prospects in the 2024 presidential election.
Speaking to New York Times Columnist Maureen Dowd, Axelrod assessed Biden’s chances as “no better” than 50-50, possibly even lower.
His remarks come as Biden, who currently holds the record as the nation’s oldest president, approaches his 81st birthday.
Axelrod voiced concerns about Biden’s age and the risks involved.
“I think he has a 50-50 shot here, but no better than that, maybe a little worse. He thinks he can cheat nature here and it’s really risky,” he declared.
“They’ve got a real problem if they’re counting on Trump to win it for them. I remember Hillary doing that, too,” the Obama operative said regarding the Biden camp.
A report by The New York Post points out that Axelrod’s comments reflect underlying tensions between the political circles of Obama and Biden.
According to Politico, Biden has privately referred to Axelrod as a “prick,” indicating a lack of cordiality between the two.
This discord highlights the longstanding friction that has existed between the teams of the two Democratic leaders, The Post notes.
Amidst a challenging economic climate and ongoing conflicts in the Middle East and Europe, American sentiment towards a potential second term for Biden appears to be waning.
Recent polls, including a Bloomberg News/Morning Consult survey, show former President Trump leading Biden in six pivotal swing states, regardless of the presence of third-party candidates.