Former Bill Clinton advisor Dick Morris on Sunday poured cold water on President Joe Biden’s aspirations for reelection in 2024. Citing the growing classified documents controversy, he said the president is at his “absolute end.”
Morris was conversing with host John Catsimatidis on the WABC radio program, “The Cats Roundtable.” He noted that materials found at the Penn Biden Center and the Biden family home in Delaware were within easy access of the president’s controversial son Hunter.
The younger Biden listed the Wilmington residence as his home on a background check form as well as multiple accounts. During this time he was on the Burisma board and the sensitive documents were present and within his reach.
Then there’s the almost complete lack of support from within his own Democratic Party.
Morris pointed towards multiple polls that show only a paltry 25% of Democrats support the incumbent in a primary vote against party colleagues. As signs go for his 2024 candidacy, Morris said these numbers show how “incredibly vulnerable” Biden is.
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The expectation, the former presidential advisor acknowledged, is for the sitting president to at least garner 40-50% of primary support from within the rank-and-file. What this means, Morris concluded, is that “pretty much anybody that breathes on him can knock him over.”
On the subject of numbers, Morris’ assertions are backed up by a new NBC News poll that clearly shows Americans are not buying the double standard imposed on the classified documents scandal.
A full 67% of respondents are equally concerned about the documents kept by both Biden and former President Donald Trump. This is a sharp contrast to the narrative presented by the White House and its mainstream media partners.
There are also differences, Morris believes, between the documents taken by Trump and those kept by Biden. He observed that the Republican took papers “like mementos, like an ashtray.” He said Trump kept a letter from Kim Jong-un so “he could show people.”
With Biden, the content and purposes are potentially quite different. The current president’s classified documents are linked to a major bribery scandal dealing with the then-vice president and his son.
That, Morris asserted, is “a whole other situation.” It will knock the incumbent out of the 2024 presidential race and open up the Democratic field for a new face at the top of the ticket. And while there have not been formal announcements, the line for the White House could get quite long.