Biden Campaign Sends “Don’t PANIC!” Email to Supporters

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The Biden campaign has emailed supporters advising how to handle the criticism of President Biden following his most recent debate meltdown.

The email begins,”If you’re like me, you’re getting lots of texts or calls from folks about the state of the race after Thursday. Maybe it was your panicked aunt, your MAGA uncle, or some self-important podcasters. It’s a tough position to be in, so I thought it might be helpful to send you a few responses.”

The email comes in the wake of criticisms on Biden’s performance following last week’s first presidential debate with former President Trump.

“This was a game-changing debate in the sense that right now, as we speak, there is a deep, a wide and a very aggressive panic in the Democratic Party. It started minutes into the debate and it continues right now,” CNN’s John King said shortly after the debate was over. “It involves party strategists, it involves elected officials, it involves fundraisers. And they‘re having conversations about the president’s performance, which they think was dismal, which they think will hurt other people down the party in the ticket, and they‘re having conversations about what they should do about it.” 

Due to Biden’s poor performance, there have been mounting calls for the president to step down and make way for another nominee — even among his own party.

The campaign email acknowledges that “the debate started rough,” but goes on to say the broader message was that “voters saw what a threat Donald Trump is to the country.”

The email calls on supporters to push back hard against those insisting that Biden renounce, identifying such critics as part of the “bedwetting brigade.”

“That is the best possible way for Donald Trump to win and us to lose,” the email argues. “Joe Biden is going to be the Democratic nominee, period. End of story. Voters voted. He won overwhelmingly.”

The email goes on to argue that Biden dropping out “would lead to weeks of chaos,” which would include “internal foodfighting” and “a bunch of candidates who limp into a brutal floor fight at the convention.”

“All while Donald Trump has time to speak to American voters uncontested,” the email continued. “All of that would be in service of a nominee who would go into a general election in the weakest possible position with zero dollars in their bank account. You want a highway to losing? It’s that.”