Democrat National Committee (DNC) member Steve Simeonidis said Monday night on CNN that President Biden shouldn’t run for re-election pointing to his low approvals ratings as evidence.
Fox News reports:
CNN’s Erin Burnett noted that Simeonidis is a supporter of President Biden but asked why he doesn’t believe the president should run for reelection. The member of the DNC praised the president’s actions on ghost guns, the infrastructure bill, and his efforts in Ukraine.
“The problem is, he’s not and his administration is not effectively communicating those wins, which is part of the reason you’re seeing his approval rating hover in the thirties,” he said.
Burnett pressed further, noting comments previously by David Axelrod that were included in the New York Times article, headlined, “Should Biden Run in 2024? Democratic Whispers of ‘No’ Start to Rise.”
The presidency is a monstrously taxing job and the stark reality is the president would be closer to 90 than 80 at the end of a second term, and that would be a major issue,” Axelrod told the New York Times.
Simeonidis was also quoted in the article, saying, “to say our country was on the right track would flagrantly depart from reality.” He also said that the president should announce that he would not run in 2024 “after the midterms.”
“It’s a host of factors,” the DNC member told Burnett. “The first being that the approval rating is not where it should be at this point. But also more importantly if you look at the polls with regards to the direction of the country, less than a quarter of Americans think that our country is on the right track. With polls like that, people are going to be looking for a changed candidate. There’s not going to be looking to vote for an incumbent with approval ratings down in the thirties.”
Burnett also asked if former President Donald Trump’s hint about launching another campaign changed his view, to which he replied “no.”