While former Vice President Joe Biden appears all but assured of receiving his party’s nomination, former Clinton adviser Dick Morris isn’t impressed with Biden’s chances.
The long-time political strategist came clean with his concerns about Biden’s viability, saying Biden’s presidential campaign is less of a race and more of a “suicide march.”
It doesn’t look good for Biden
“It’s hard to see,” Morris said during a Sunday episode of New York AM 970’s “The Cats Roundtable,” telling host John Catsimatidis, “It’s like a suicide march with them. But, you know, they’re pretty stubborn people,” he said of the Democrats.
The pundit and former Clinton adviser went on to lay out his case for why President Donald Trump will have the upper hand going into November.
“I think we have to understand this whole situation is very much in Trump’s political advantage,” Morris explained. “The country will need one thing: To get its economy moving again.”
“And that’s what Trump is good at. That’s what Trump has done. It’s like your house burns down, and who do you choose to rebuild the house?” Morris asked.
“The guy who built it the first time and you loved it, or an architect you have no confidence in, you’ve never worked with before? That’s going to be an enormous advantage for Trump as we move into the election.”
“Significant chance” for Andrew Cuomo
And given Biden’s well-documented gaffes and alleged mental decline, Morris predicted that “there is a significant chance” that Democrats would write in New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s name, allowing him to build a “grassroots” campaign.
New York is considered the epicenter of America’s coronavirus outbreak Cuomo has gained significant media exposure for his high-profile handling of the crisis.
Morris isn’t the only one who has suggested that it could ultimately be Cuomo’s name that’s on the ballot rather than Biden. Fox News host Tucker Carlson has made a similar prediction recently.
Late last month, Carlson told podcaster Charlie LeDuff, “If I had to bet, I would think Andrew Cuomo would be the most likely to replace Biden.”
For his part, Cuomo has consistently denied any presidential ambitions, instead insisting that he is focused on his duties as New York’s governor.