Axelrod Comments On Debate

Hello everyone! Let’s dive into the latest political fireworks! The recent debate has stirred up quite the storm, with even former Obama administration official and CNN commentator David Axelrod hinting that President Joe Biden might need to be replaced as the Democratic nominee.

This comes after Biden, 81, struggled through the debate, delivering a halting performance while former President Donald Trump, 78, spewed a series of falsehoods. During the debate, Biden stumbled over a question about the national debt, ultimately concluding with, “We finally beat Medicare.” Trump seized the opportunity, quipping, “He did beat Medicare. He beat it to death.”

Post-debate, Axelrod didn’t hold back on CNN, addressing Republican strategists Scott Jennings and David Urban. “If, for whatever reason, there’s a change at the top of the ticket, you guys are in trouble with Donald Trump because the guy who was up there tonight is not a guy who’s going to inspire people. He did not show in any way that he has changed,” Axelrod stated.

Jennings, while noting that Trump won several policy exchanges, concurred with Axelrod’s assessment of Trump’s lack of optimism. However, he emphasized that viewers were likely to remember Biden’s frail appearance more than anything else.

Axelrod pressed on, clarifying, “What I said was, if Joe Biden were not the candidate, if there was another candidate, I think Donald Trump would be in deep trouble.” His remarks echo a growing sentiment among Democrats, who are increasingly anxious about Biden’s ability to galvanize voters.

MSNBC’s Joy Reid shared similar concerns during the network’s post-debate coverage, revealing that her phone was buzzing non-stop with messages from worried viewers. “The universal reaction was somewhere approaching panic,” Reid said. “The people who were texting with me were very concerned about President Biden seeming extremely feeble, seeming extremely weak.”

These reactions highlight the escalating unease within the Democratic Party. As Biden’s debate performance and health become focal points, there’s mounting pressure to consider alternatives for the 2024 election. With influential figures like Axelrod openly questioning Biden’s viability, the Democratic Party faces critical decisions in the coming months.

Stay tuned, folks! The political landscape is shifting rapidly, and the stakes couldn’t be higher as we approach the next election.