Trump’s Political Conviction Weakens Biden Further as Democrats Panic

People have responded to the news of President Donald Trump’s conviction by a Manhattan jury in differing ways — with some believing it will either seal or sabotage his return ticket to the Oval Office.

I would strongly bet on the former. 

For reference, consider that according to a poll by FiveThirtyEight conducted on April 22, the date the “hush money” trial began, since then, Trump has gained about a percentage point and currently leads Biden by 1.4 percentage points. 

Nonetheless, even before the blatant, mind-numbing election tampering (aka the trial), a recent headline in Politico regarding the 2024 election stated, “Dems in full-blown ‘freakout’ over Biden.”

The far-left publication noted: “All year, Democrats had been on a joyless and exhausting grind through the 2024 election. But now, nearly five months from the election, anxiety has morphed into palpable trepidation, according to more than a dozen party leaders and operatives.”

Little wonder. Politico’s interview with Pete Giangreco, a long-time Democrat strategist who has worked on several presidential campaigns, laments, “If the frame of this race is, ‘What was better, the 3.5 years under Biden or four years under Trump,’ we lose that every day of the week and twice on Sunday.”

Polling and surveys support reasons for that negativity and trepidation over dimming prospects for the lease renewal of Joe Biden’s tenure in the White House after the November elections.

According to Rasmussen Reports this month, 54% of Democrats say they are in favor of ditching Biden for an alternate (unspecified) candidate, compared to only 38% who said they would disapprove of replacing him on the ballot despite increasing concerns about his health and mental failings and aimless policies.

In comparison, 43% of Republicans and half of independents said they would prefer for Biden to be replaced by Democrats as their candidate. With independent and GOP voters combined, 49% would approve of Biden being replaced on the ticket, with 37% disagreeing.

Nonetheless, the Rasmussen poll indicated that a significant majority of Democrats understand they are stuck with Joe Biden, with 57% believing his replacement is unlikely and 38% believing otherwise. 

With no significant international or domestic policy achievements — unlike Donald Trump’s record — Democrat tactics of raging lawfare to destroy Trump through continuous litigation as their archrival appears to be having a pronounced effect. 

Despite a Siena College poll showing Biden leading Trump by 8 points (47% to 39%) among registered voters in New York, he is considered to have won the state by 23 points in 2020.

In the meantime, other than rapidly dwindling Black voters, Joe Biden is currently underwater with unfavorable ratings by 54% of whites and 53% of Latinos.

While an increasing Democratic majority has strong reasons to replace President Biden as their 2024 contender, their dilemma is the complete lack of an alternate candidate with greater prospects of winning and even less of being the leader of the free world.

Even if a switcheroo at the Democratic convention were possible—which it won’t be unless Biden can somehow be persuaded to step down—they would then face a more significant problem named Kamala Harris.

A recent Bloomberg/Morning Consult survey in The Wall Street Journal showed. At the same time, Harris is the Democrats’ favored pick if Joe Biden were to drop out; she trails Donald Trump in head-to-head matchups in all seven states considered swing states by margins ranging from 3 points in Michigan to 10 points in North Carolina.

Maybe you’ll recall that President Biden chose Harris as his 2020 running mate after announcing he would limit that selection to a minority woman. He went with Harris despite her publicly criticizing him during the primary debates as an anti-school busing segregationist. 

This came after a similar promise from the president prior to the South Carolina Democratic primary to appoint a Black woman to the Supreme Court, which, as The Wall Street Journal pointed out, “made no bones about his appeals to identity politics to get votes.”

Also, recall that a significant, high-profile assignment was almost immediately given to Kamala Harris to address the chaotic invasion on the southern U.S. border, a top issue for voters that has grown into a full-blown homeland disaster under her watch.

No matter, there is little Democrats can do about replacing Joe Biden without his consent after having already received 3,664 delegates and only needing 1,968 more to clinch the nomination.

There is no way his handlers — who are heavily invested — would allow that to happen.

Nope. The only way to defeat Joe Biden in November is through mail-in and in-person ballot boxes.

I believe widespread (beyond the Dems’ feeble understanding) legitimate outrage of the public over unconstitutional and corrupt Democrat banana-republic lawfare tactics make it far more likely to happen. Not less. Sorry, Dems.