Is Joe Biden’s Campaign Beginning to Panic? It Sure Looks Like It.


As we begin our journey into the summer of the 2024 presidential election, one thing is becoming apparent:

Whoever is advising Joe Biden’s re-election campaign has all the political savvy of a Chia pet.


I could point out the latest polling to show how badly they are slipping, including in battlegrounds where one would think that the Democrat candidate should be able to at least narrow the gap, but every time we look, Team Trump seems to be pulling farther ahead. Now Joe Biden is choosing to be the “See No Evil” monkey on the polls. We can hardly blame him for that; the polls of late have brought him no good news at all.

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But I will grant that polls, even the RealClearPolitics averages, have been wrong before. So, instead, what conclusions can we draw from the Biden administration’s actions?

In one of the most shameful political dithers of the 21st century, a time span which has seen more than its share of shameful political dithers, the Biden administration has tried to divide the baby on Israel; his tap-dancing around the issue to try to appease places in battleground Michigan’s Dearbornistan has cost him support on both sides. What one finds in the middle of the road are yellow stripes and dead skunks, and the Biden administration appears to include plenty of both.

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And on illegal immigration, the Biden administration is just plain underwater. (I’m going to run out of metaphors for disaster before this story is complete.) After insisting that the border is under control and gushing about how wonderful the flood of illegal immigrants is – which influx is apparently so wonderful that the illegal aliens must be flown all around the nation to “spread the wealth around” – the Biden administration is now planning a tepid change of course , probably because the American people are sick and tired of the daily images of people flooding across the border, knowing we have little or no idea who most of these young, military-age men are, where they come from, where they intend to go, and what they intend to do when they get there. 


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Speaking of China: The Biden people are even backtracking there, announcing an almost Trumpian level of tariffs against heavily subsidized – and unsafe – Chinese “green” technology. The problem? They offer no domestic replacements and yet are still willing to impose “green” tech under conditions that will make it unaffordable to many who may actually want it.

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So where does the Biden re-election effort go from here?

Tacking towards the middle probably won’t work. Their credibility there is shot, not that this pool was all that deep to begin with. Old Joe himself grows more feeble and befuddled by the day. Replacing him at the convention is an option, assuming they can convince the Big Guy (and Frau Doktor Professor Jill, who I suspect is pulling a lot of Joe’s levers) to quietly retire. But who is the replacement? Kamala Harris, who began her political career under… less than savory circumstances, and who would lose a battle of wits with a stuffed armadillo? Gavin Newsom, who seems determined to complete once and for all his task of running California into fiscal oblivion? Bernie Sanders, the daffy old Bolshevik from Vermont who honeymooned in the Soviet Union and still thinks it was just one hell of a great place?


Republicans shouldn’t be too confident, though. The Democrats may be in trouble, but let’s assume Donald Trump wins his second term – he is a lame duck the moment he resumes his seat at the Resolute Desk. The GOP damn well better be looking ahead to 2028, and should be doing so not in a year or two but now. Those of us on the conservative/libertarian side of things have been handed a gift, a gift in the form of a senile, befuddled old fool of a president, a presidential administration, and a re-election campaign that are probably the least competent examples of either in American history, and a Democrat party that has dragged their Overton Window into “Here Be Monsters” territory. 

We can’t count on that continuing. We need to look back no further than 1992 to remember a Democratic presidential candidate who was bright, charismatic, and engaging. Undisciplined, yes; prone to tomcatting with young, pretty White House interns, yes; but he was charismatic and appealed to enough independents to win the election. He was aided by Ross Perot – but he won. Sooner or later the Dems will get their web-footed fowl arranged in a linear fashion, and the GOP had better be ready for it.

In the meantime, everyone to the right of Che Guevara should be prepared to crawl for a mile through broken glass to vote in November, should that become necessary. The nation may well not survive a second Biden term intact.