President Joe Biden has not yet announced his candidacy in 2024, but that hasn't stopped him from making plans for when that event finally happens.
Biden is said to be recruiting an "army" of online influencers who will have their own briefing room in the White House.
Axios reported that it's an attempt to “boost Biden’s standing among young voters who are crucial to Democrats’ success in elections” and to counter former President Donald Trump's massive social media following.
Many younger voters don't follow Biden's social media pages, but follow others that could pass along Biden's messaging with better success, the campaign reasons.
Biden already has four digital staffers, but they are on the White House payroll rather than the campaign's. They are trying very hard to make Biden's horrible policies look good, and undoubtedly the influencers will be doing the same thing during the campaign, if it ever actually happens.
Voters 18-29 years old already favor Biden over Trump, but most of them don't vote. There has pretty much always been a trend that younger voters vote more for Democrats while older voters are more conservative.
The White House said it is reaching out to moms as well as younger voters.
Jen O’Malley Dillon, White House deputy chief of staff, told Axios, “We’re trying to reach young people, but also moms who use different platforms to get information and climate activists and people whose main way of getting information is digital.”
It's sad that Biden already proved in 2020 that he barely has to be more than a vegetable to get elected because so many people vote for a party rather than a person these days.
As long as Biden's influencers talk about how bad Trump and Republicans are and feed into their fear about issues like abortion, guns, and gender identity, the vast majority of young people who actually vote will keep on pulling the "D" lever without thinking about anything else in the Republican platform.
The country is going into financial ruin due to Democrat spending, but I guess young people aren't feeling it yet. Most of them are still living at home with their parents, so the real world has not yet hit them.
There should be a real urgency about fixing the economy, but Democrats are really good at distracting everyone by accusing Republicans of threatening the lifestyle issues they hold dear.
Republicans are going to have a tough road to victory in 2024, and even more so if Trump is the nominee just because everyone who doesn't support him really doesn't like him at this point.
How bad does it have to get for people to vote for the guy who will do a better job because he's actually still sentient? Stay tuned.