In an interview with Fox News, Republican Senator John Kennedy of Louisiana offered a very candid critique of Vice President Kamala Harris and President Joe Biden for their lack of preparation and authenticity.
Kennedy quipped, “A cynic might say that, based on her performances, that English is not her first, second, third, or even fourth language.”
The Senator, who served with Harris on the Senate Judiciary Committee, stressed the importance of authenticity in political communication. “I think sound advice for anyone, politician or not, is always be yourself unless you suck. And if you suck, have enough self-awareness to know you suck and try to do better.”
Turning his attention to Biden, Kennedy pointed out that many Americans are concerned about the President’s mental and physical condition, given his age. “I think a majority of Americans believe that President Biden has aged a lot in the last two years. Many Americans believe that he can’t finish a sentence without taking a nap.”
The Senator strongly continued to criticize the White House’s handling of Biden, accusing them of over-scripting and shielding him from the public. “I’m asked all the time, who’s the real president? And I answer, ‘Whoever the h*ll has control of that teleprompter. You can’t always script the president.”
“They’re trying to hide him, doing the exact opposite. They’re trying to hide him,” Kennedy finished. He isn’t the only one who’s noticed the president’s rapid decline within a struggling administration. Biden, once thought to be a clear favorite for 2024, is now getting crushed by Trump in the polls.
The latest Harvard CAPS-Harris released on Tuesday showed Trump in a dominant position over Biden in a rematch. The poll’s findings are particularly striking in their indication of public opinion about Biden’s potential second run.
A substantial 59% of respondents believe he should not run for a second term.
This sentiment transcends party lines, with a notable portion of Democrats and a majority of independents expressing their reservations about Biden’s candidacy in 2024. The data suggests an undercurrent of political fatigue and a desire for change, even among those who traditionally support the Democratic Party.
While only a quarter of Democrats showed enthusiasm for a Biden rerun, an overwhelming 77% of Republican voters are in favor of Trump returning to the political arena. The disparity could play a pivotal role in the 2024 race, potentially tipping the scales in favor of the Republican Party.
The poll also went into issues at the forefront of voters’ minds, with inflation and immigration emerging as top concerns. Approximately 30% of respondents identify inflation as the most pressing issue, while 25% point to immigration. These concerns reflect the broader economic anxieties and policy debates that are likely to influence voter behavior in the next election.
Other polls paint a similar story for Biden. They show a significant decline in Biden’s approval rating, especially among younger voters. His approval rating has fallen to 40%, the lowest of his presidency. Polls from the New York Times/Siena College, CNN, and Quinnipiac confirm this worrying trend for Democrats.