Prof. ST Hsieh
Director, US-China Energy Industry Forum
January 20, 2024
It is time for President Biden to respond and react to the public calls for him to stop his reelection bid or come out a campaign as a legitimate candidate. As of now, the writing on the wall is that Biden will be the enabler of Trump II after Biden loses the general election on November 5, 2024.
A major issue is that no voters would like to face a Biden-Trump rematch in November 2024. More annoying is the fact that Trump is campaigning aggressively even though he seems to have already locked in as the GOP candidate. Unfortunately, it appears that Biden is hiding in the Rose Garden and attacks Trump without any new vision on how to govern. Trump could be very destructive to the US democracy if he were able to move back to the White House again in 2025. However, Biden needs to meet voters and debate with his opponents on his performance as President of the US for the past three years. Biden also has to clearly take responsibilities on major domestic challenges, e.g. the southern border crisis etc. as well as global crisis such as the proxy war in Ukraine, Isarel-Hamas conflict etc., which are dangerously close to global wars that the US will have to shoulder the responsibility of ending the wars as soon as possible. But we have not seen any real leadership from Biden and his team.
Thus, we remind President Biden that:
- Follow the outcry that “Biden needs to step aside,” or
- Come out and face the voters and challengers in person!
‘Biden needs to step aside’: Billionaire Bill Ackman warns the Democratic Party is ‘heading toward a train wreck’ — says it’s ‘abundantly clear’ Trump will win in 2024. Here’s his solution
Sat, January 20, 2024 at 3:30 AM PST·
Ackman took to social media to voice a stark warning that there could be major consequences for the Democratic Party in the forthcoming election if Biden continues as the party’s nominee.
In a post on X, Ackman stated, “If you haven’t figured it out already, it is now abundantly clear that @realDonaldTrump is going to crush @POTUS.”
Ackman’s prognosis for the party under Biden’s leadership is decidedly grim. He vividly described the situation, saying, “The Democratic Party and Joe Biden are heading toward a train wreck. We need to pull the train off the tracks now!”
To avert this impending crisis, Ackman feels the current president should graciously make way for new leadership.
“If the Democrat party wants to have a chance of putting up a candidate who can compete with Trump, it needs to quickly get behind a strong, credible contender for President, and Biden needs to step aside,” he wrote.
‘Appealing to both Republicans and Democrats’
Ackman even has someone in mind already: Rep. Dean Phillips, a Democrat from Minnesota. Despite his long-shot status in the primaries against Biden, Phillips has earned Ackman’s fervent support.
“@deanbphillips is that candidate,” Ackman asserted. “He is super smart, highly experienced and successful in business and politics, and he is a moderate, appealing to both Republicans and Democrats.”
In a detailed post on Jan. 13, Ackman endorsed Phillips and announced he was giving $1 million to a political action committee supporting the politician — by far the largest donation he’s ever made for someone running for office.
“I am doing so because I believe that Dean Phillips would be a truly outstanding President of the United States, and I believe he has a credible path to winning the nomination despite what the oddsmakers may think,” he explained in the announcement.
Ackman added that Biden “is polling poorly” against Trump and that his numbers “are only going to get worse as he ages.”
A recent Messenger HarrisX poll revealed that when asked to choose between only Trump and Biden, 46% of voters favored Trump, 42% chose Biden, and 12% remained undecided.
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