Several Democrats Calling On President Joe Biden To Drop Out Of 2024 Presidential Election

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President Biden is facing calls to drop out of the re-election race after his debate performance.

Kimberley Strassel, Trey Gowdy, and Meridith McGraw joined the “Special Report” All-Star Panel to discuss Democrats’ worry over President Joe Biden’s CNN Presidential Debate performance.

President Biden has not only called the stakes in this November’s presidential election a matter of “the future of American democracy” but he seems to be stating what should be self-evident reality, said an editorial board on Friday-starting.

“Mr. Biden has said that he is the candidate with the best chance of taking on this threat of tyranny and defeating it. His argument rests largely on the fact that he beat Mr. Trump in 2020. That is no longer a sufficient rationale for why Mr. Biden should be the Democratic nominee this year.”

The Times warned that a blunt and honest evaluation of how voters perceived the president could depress Democrats, writing “Biden is not the man he was four years ago.”

“The president appeared on Thursday night as the shadow of a great public servant. He struggled to explain what he would accomplish in a second term. He struggled to respond to Mr. Trump’s provocations. He struggled to hold Mr. Trump accountable for his lies, his failures and his chilling plans. More than once, he struggled to make it to the end of a sentence,” the editorial board told readers. “Mr. Biden has been an admirable president. Under his leadership, the nation has prospered and begun to address a range of long-term challenges, and the wounds ripped open by Mr. Trump have begun to heal. But the greatest public service Mr. Biden can now perform is to announce that he will not continue to run for re-election.”

The editorial also dubbed Biden’s candidacy “a reckless gamble,” arguing there are Democrats “better equipped to present clear, compelling and energetic alternatives to a second Trump presidency.”

“There is no reason for the party to risk the stability and security of the country by forcing voters to choose between Mr. Trump’s deficiencies and those of Mr. Biden. It’s too big a bet to simply hope Americans will overlook or discount Mr. Biden’s age and infirmity that they see with their own eyes,” the editorial board continued.

The Times editorial board said in the statement that despite Trump’s weaknesses, Biden would be its “unequivocal pick” relative to other Democrats if they were squaring off on a ballot this November; but it also noted of his performance at Tuesday night debate: thus cannot go down as an aberration or attributed to some alleged cold–it displayed mounting concerns over the former VP which have deepened for months or years.

“It should be remembered that Mr. Biden challenged Mr. Trump to this verbal duel. He set the rules, and he insisted on a date months earlier than any previous general election debate. He understood that he needed to address longstanding public concerns about his mental acuity and that he needed to do so as soon as possible. The truth Mr. Biden needs to confront now is that he failed his own test,” the editorial board wrote.

The Times wasn’t the only liberal outlet to pick up on this story and demand that Biden withdraw from his first debate against former President Trump for refusing a drug test.

In response to the editorial, Biden campaign co-chair Cedric Richmond said: “The last time Joe Biden lost the New York Times editorial board’s endorsement it turned out pretty well for him.”

The liberal paper has never before endorsed a Republican for president in the general election as far back as 1956.