In spite of skyrocketing inflation, a record number of illegal aliens pouring across the US/Mexico border, and the nation more polarized than at any time, post-civil war, President Joe Biden is considering running for re-election in 2024 at the age of 82.
A small but vocal group of radical social justice activists, including Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (AOC) who refuses to endorse Biden for 2024, don’t think Biden is the right person for the job moving forward.
A campaign called “Don’t Run Joe” has been launched by a left-wing group RootsAction that published a statewide New Hampshire ad pleading with President Biden not to run for reelection in 2024.
RootsAction describes itself as “dedicated to galvanizing people” and is running other campaigns concurrently, such as “Tell Congress to Pass the College for All Act” and “Stand Up for Ilhan Omar.”
The ad shows various voters, representing various races, saying that they are concerned about Biden’s low approval ratings. In addition, they are concerned that the likelihood of the mentally declining occupant in the White House defeating Republicans like Donald Trump or Ron Desantis is very low, and lastly that he is not pursuing more extreme progressive policies.
“We can’t afford to lose the White House to a Republican who could defeat status-quo Joe,” says one of the voters.
“It’s absolutely critical that we don’t allow a Republican to win the White House in 2024,” another adds.
A CNBC poll in December 2022 showed that 70% of voters rejected another bid by Biden, including 57% of Democrats.
The ad will run during the evening news as well as during broadcasts of “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” according to the Daily Caller, likely to capitalize on the progressive late-night audience.
More voters in the New Hampshire ad point to Biden’s failures on progressive talking points, saying that “there’s no question we have a climate emergency; it’s a question of willingness to do something about it.”
“It’s not the time for half measures,” pleads another man. “Americans needs universal health care now,” he explains.
“There’s no room for compromise when our abortion rights are on the line,” a Gen Z-aged woman added.
Co-founder of RootsAction Jeff Cohen says the ads will “soon be expanding to other early primary states.”
“We don’t have a horse in this race. If we can persuade Biden not to run again, that could clear a path for a progressive candidate with broad appeal who can defeat the GOP in November 2024,” Cohen said in a statement to the Daily Caller.
Cohen says the group is looking for “a bold and articulate progressive populist” who will address issues such as “widening economic inequality, increasing corporate power and greed (including Big Tech), [and the] climate meltdown.”