Weak Biden leans on Hillary Clinton as voters recoil

 December 11, 2023

Joe Biden's re-election campaign is expected to lean on Hillary Clinton in the coming months as the Democratic party scrambles to avert disaster in 2024.

Biden is facing his worst approval ratings yet, with the economy in the dumps and the war in Israel ripping at his electoral coalition.

Hillary Clinton published an op-ed in the liberal Atlantic supporting Biden's approach to the Israel conflict, which has turned young progressives against Biden.

Last month, Clinton held a fundraiser at her home in Washington D.C. where she raised $1 million for Biden.

Clinton returns...

On that same day, former president Bill Clinton met with Argentina's new president, Javier Milei, on Biden's behalf for lunch.

"I don’t know of a couple that could be any more helpful to President Biden than the Clintons,” said Tom Daschle, a former Senate Democratic leader. “They have an enormous level of support and admiration within the Democratic Party.”

The Clintons are expected to play an even more significant role in Biden's campaign over the next year as Biden tries to convince Americans that Donald Trump is a threat to democracy.

The electorate is sour on Biden's leadership, creating an all-hands-on-deck situation for the Democrats.

“At the end of the day, Biden needs all the help that he can get,” a Democratic strategist said, speaking on condition of anonymity to talk openly about Biden’s prospects. “What he needs is both the spirit and the actual reality of unity.”

Dems united?

Of course, Clinton and Biden have not always gotten along.

Biden was discouraged from running for president in 2016 by Barack Obama, who favored Clinton instead. Of course, Clinton blew it, and the rest is history.

Circumstances have since brought Biden and Clinton - and Obama - together in a unified effort to stop Trump.

Obama is expected to play a larger role down the line, but the Biden campaign is antsy for him to jump into action as soon as possible.

“Obama drives turnout,” said one Democrat who has raised money for Obama and Biden. “That happens later in the campaign.”

What does it say about Biden that he's relying on a twice-rejected presidential candidate like Clinton to get people excited about his campaign?

This is definitely a sign of weakness, not strength.

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