Democrats are reaching the end of their rope with Joe Biden. A civil war is breaking out on the Left, and a left-wing group that played a key role in convincing supporters of Bernie Sanders to unite behind Joe Biden in the 2020 election is now preparing to turn on him.
RootsAction.org, with an email list of about 1.2 million people in the United States, is preparing to launch a public pressure campaign to block Joe Biden’s renomination in 2024. The effort is the latest sign of unrest among Democrats about Biden, whose job approval rating has dropped during a challenging midterm election year.
The group plans to spend six figures on a “#DontRunJoe” campaign, with digital ads starting in early nominating states on November 9, one day after the midterm elections. According to a New York Times/Siena poll, 64 percent of Democrats, and 94 percent of Democrats under the age of 30, prefer someone other than Biden to run in two years.
RootsAction called Biden a failed President who could not win a second term, and for the good of the Party, he should decline to seek re-election. The group cited the example of 1968, when the Democrat Party’s left-wing base united behind Minnesota Senator Eugene McCarthy in his Primary challenge to President Johnson, leading to Johnson’s decision not to seek re-election.
RootsAction’s statement is clear that its immediate goal within the Democratic Party is to “dump Biden” much as anti-Vietnam-War forces among Democrats set out to “dump Johnson” in 1967. This creates a self-fulfilling prophecy where Biden’s poll numbers can never recover due to the fact that he gets hit every day on the Left and the Right.
This move by RootsAction is a clear indication that there is a civil war breaking out on the Left and Democrats are reaching the end of their rope with Joe Biden. The dam is broken, and every day, more and more Democrats are speaking out against Biden, putting pressure on him to step down.