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Prof. ST Hsieh

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November 26, 2023

We agree with Congressman Dean Phillips statement that “it is time for change” and it is time for President Biden to renounce his reelection bid now. As Biden stays in the race, it is a formidable challenge for any democrats to announce open campaign against Biden in the party primary. Dean Phillips and Cenk Uygur et al. are inspired as well as breaking the ground. President Biden should sit down with them and listen to their advice.

Professional campaigners will routinely “spin” the facts such as bad polling numbers as unreliable. That is their job. However, a seasoned politician like Biden must face the reality. If Biden defies the polling data and the warnings, the consequences will be unbearable.

Trump II could mean the end of this great nation, all the US values and virtues touted by Biden could be wiped out after Trump moved back to the White House. It is easy to imagine how Trump II would pursue and/or destroy Biden’s legacy. If Biden, as he and his staff claimed that his health and stamina are perfect for his age, then would have to face Trump’s ridicule day and night: the loser. More significantly, Trump will have the official platform to declare that Biden did steal the victory in 2020 from Trump. It then means that Biden’s presidency would be illegitimate: it will be Biden’s official legacy on the record.

But if Biden bows out now and support a young candidate who certainly will defeat Trump, Biden will have quite a few relaxed years to enjoy the coming back of the US. Biden’s legacy as the one-term US President will be honored for generations.

Dean Phillips says ‘it’s delusional’ to think Biden can beat Trump

Steff Danielle Thomas

Sat, November 25, 2023 at 10:55 AM PST

Rep. Dean Phillips (D-Minn.) on Saturday criticized President Biden for his recent poll numbers, arguing it’s “delusional” to think he could overtake former President Trump in a rematch.

“As a member of House Democratic Leadership, I supported and promoted the Biden agenda, Phillips wrote Saturday on X, the platform formerly known as Twitter. “I campaigned for him, voted for him, and respect him.”

“But how can anyone read this and conclude he’s positioned to defeat Donald Trump?” he added, sharing an article from Politico centered on Biden’s fall in approval ratings. “It’s delusional.”

The Politico analysis piece noted that in survey results from 13 separate pollsters in November alone, the president’s position had fallen in all but two of them.

The Minnesota Democrat has faced fierce backlash since announcing his long-shot primary challenge to Biden’s reelection campaign.

In an interview earlier this month, Phillips defended his decision, pointing to Biden’s “historically low” approval ratings. He also compared the incumbent’s chances to that of Jimmy Carter’s in 1980, saying Biden is facing the same circumstances.

“[Biden’s] approval numbers are historically low, rivaling only Jimmy Carter, who got slaughtered, of course, in that election,” Phillips told CNN. “[Carter] had a Democratic primary challenger because he was going to get slaughtered in the election.”

One of the issues affecting Biden’s poll numbers is his handling of the war between Israel and Hamas, which is ongoing. Phillips has also been an outspoken critic of his response.

A temporary truce began Friday morning, giving Hamas four-days to return up to 50 hostages in exchange for the release of more than 100 Palestinian prisoners, including youth. The Minnesota lawmaker called the recent hostage deal between the groups “absurd, shocking and dismaying.”

He argued that U.S. special forces should have played a hand in extracting Americans held captive by the militant group. An initial wave of hostages was released on Friday, but no Americans were among those freed.

Phillips’ latest rebuke of the president comes after the lawmaker announced he would not seek reelection to his House seat, claiming it was “time to pass the torch.”

“It’s been the most joyful experience of my life representing the most civically engaged community in the nation in Congress,” Phillips wrote Friday on X.

“But it’s time to pass the torch, it’s time for change, and our best days are yet to come!” he added.

Democratic presidential candidate Cenk Uygur raises more than $250K since campaign launch

Filip Timotija

Sat, November 25, 2023 at 8:23 PM PST

Earth to Democrats: Biden presidency is a dumpster fire. How many warning signs do you need?

Ingrid Jacques, USA TODAY

Sun, November 26, 2023 at 1:01 AM PST

Dean Phillips, the Democrat challenging Biden, won’t seek reelection to Congress

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