Prof. ST Hsieh
Director, US-China Energy Industry Forum
January 21, 2024
On the eve of New Hampshire primary when Trump will be crowned on Tuesday as the anointed GOP presidential candidate, it is very frustrating that the Democratic Party is dominated by Biden but doing nothing.
Biden’s message is always that if Trump gets reelected then the US democracy is doomed, and many voters do agree. However, Biden is behind Trump in many public opinion polls and many voters view Biden’s Presidency is no better than Trump’s. Unfortunately, Biden is not campaigning hard like Trump and the Democrats have no strategy or actions that they will beat Trump at the ballot boxes in November.
Even Biden steps aside now may not prevent a Trump II, but it will give young democrats a chance to make the case against Trump II with new energy as well as some new visions. A democratic dominated Senate and House could be the last line of defense against Trump II thus saving the US democracy for the next four years.
A democratic party headed by Biden would suffer a crashing defeat at the hands of Trump in November. By then, it will be too late for Biden to redeem himself as a lifelong US politician!
‘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.
‘The only outcome is Trump gets elected’: Why Democrats can’t ignore threat of third party
Sun, January 21, 2024 at 8:55 AM PST
Republican strategist and pollster Frank Luntz and former GOP political strategist Rick Wilson discuss the latest polling numbers less than 48 hours ahead of the New Hampshire primaries and why the unpopularity of a Trump and Biden rematch makes the threat of a third party so uniquely dangerous. “’I will be very surprised if Trump doesn’t win on Tuesday,” Luntz says. “Because every one of his voters can’t wait to vote. And I gotta be honest with you, defeating him with Joe Biden is going to get more and more difficult.”