Lincoln Project co-founder Steve Schmidt offered a stern informing astir President Biden's re-election chances connected Monday, suggesting his run is presently successful a "death spiral" pinch little than 9 months until nan 2024 election.
In a Substack post titled "There will beryllium nary excuse for surprises this time," Schmidt criticized nan Democratic Party and said nan immense mostly would alternatively get successful line, enactment successful statement and grin successful statement alternatively than show nan American nationalist nan truth astir Biden.
He besides called nan conception that Biden is nan strongest campaigner to conclusion erstwhile President Donald Trump "absurd."
"The reality is that nan Biden run is entering this week successful a decease spiral. This is arsenic superior a infinitesimal an incumbent president has faced this acold from an predetermination since Lyndon Johnson successful 1968, who announced his volition to retreat from nan title successful March of 1968," Schmidt said.
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Last week, Biden held a last-minute property convention to conflict concerns astir his representation and intelligence acuity elaborate successful Robert Hur's Special Counsel report. Shortly aft insisting that his representation was "fine," Biden proceeded to mention to Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi arsenic nan "president of Mexico."
The media excoriated nan property conference, pinch The New York Times hailing nan arena arsenic a "political disaster." Subsequent defenses from nan White House astir Biden's fittingness for agency did small to diminish nan worries of nan media.
Schmidt said nan White House consequence to nan Hur study has been "shocking, inept, mislaid and utterly incompetent" and has only worsened since Biden's property conference.
"The White House unit is belligerent and angry astatine nan overwhelming mostly of nan state that has a interest astir nan president's age," he said.
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The Lincoln Project co-founder claimed that nan Biden campaign, alternatively of decently addressing elector concerns, has embraced "arrogance arsenic a virtue" and decided to "stifle reality" by expressing "delusions arsenic expansive arsenic those of a malignant narcissist who can't judge he mislaid an election."
"What is it that we nan group are witnessing? Are we not seeing a titanic enactment of egotism astatine nan disbursal of nan country? Are we not seeing nan ambition of a mini group of group who are hell-bent connected clinging to powerfulness nary matter what? No matter what nan risk? What nan cost? What nan danger," Schmidt asked.
He past ripped into Biden's Super Bowl societal media post, which Schmidt compared to an "AI-generated smear" aliases a "promo for an assisted surviving installation pinch meager amenities." Schmidt besides suggested it was a "big mistake" for nan president to garbage an question and reply pinch CBS News earlier nan large game.
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This is nan 2nd twelvemonth successful a statement that Biden has skipped retired connected nan accepted pre-Super Bowl interview. Biden has not sat down for a general question and reply pinch a journalist since CBS' "60 Minutes" connected October 15.
"There are 267 days near until predetermination day. Pretending that everything is good and ignoring what is clear is not okay. The threat is excessively great," Schmidt continued. "The chances of an unfastened Democratic normal whitethorn turn dramatically complete nan adjacent weeks. There is simply a sanction you should know: Governor Wes Moore. These person each imaginable to beryllium breathtaking days for nan Democratic Party, which must triumph successful bid for some America and nan statement to survive. There is nary different way."
Schmidt could not beryllium reached for remark by Fox News Digital.
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