President Biden’s polls keep getting worse, and now 75% of Democrats want someone else to run for President in the next election. Mike Papantonio & Farron Cousins discuss more.


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Mike Papantonio:             President Biden’s polls, well, they keep getting worse, if you can imagine and now 75% of Democrats want someone else to run for president. You think? Okay, I don’t know. This story. I, I, I feel like we’re doing it a lot because the polls keep dropping every time we do this story. But as I look at this story, it’s a little more concerning than, than it has been because the, the, the story is really about, do you not want him because he’s old? That’s not the reason.

Farron Cousins:                  Right.

Mike Papantonio:             We don’t want him because his policies are bad. We don’t want him because we think he’s a bad president. We don’t want him because the policies that he’s created are making their way down across the entire Democratic party. That’s what scares me about this story. And it should scare the hell out of Democrats, to tell you the truth.

Farron Cousins:                  It, it really should because I think the last time you and I talked about it, the number was about 60% of Democrats said no, and that was only two or three weeks ago.

Mike Papantonio:             Yeah.

Farron Cousins:                  So the fact that that number keeps jumping, you know, 5% per week, basically at this point, that’s a horrible sign for the Democrats. But what’s even more remarkable too, is that actually generic ballot polls right now show Democrats for the first time ahead in the midterm races.

Mike Papantonio:             Mm-hmm.

Farron Cousins:                  So he’s bad. But now that more Democrats are acknowledging that, it’s not dragging the whole party down.

Mike Papantonio:             Yeah.

Farron Cousins:                  It’s just dragging him down. Which of course will cost him in 2024, absolutely. But, but he has to come out now or after the midterm, the day after the midterms and say, guys, I have two more years. I’m not coming back in 2024.

Mike Papantonio:             The holdouts seem to be older, baby boomers for him. I mean, what is, what’s up with that The older baby boomers seem to wanna hold on to what they can and say, I’m an older baby boomer, I guess. But I, I’m looking at it, I’m going, no, I, I don’t want him to run again. The good news here is 55% of Republicans don’t want, oh, excuse me, 55, 55% of independents who identify more to the right say they don’t want Trump to run again.

Farron Cousins:                  Right. And, and it would be horrible if we’re looking at a repeat of Trump Biden in 2024, but the Republican party, they’ve got this big apparatus. They’re media outlets, especially Fox, they’re already starting to hype other people like Ron DeSantis.

Mike Papantonio:             Mm-hmm.

Farron Cousins:                  Who, the Democrats don’t have people waiting in the wings. They’re trying to, to force Pete Buttigieg on us. They’re trying to force.

Mike Papantonio:             Good luck.

Farron Cousins:                  Kamala Harris, who is even more unpopular than Biden.

Mike Papantonio:             6%. She has 6% for, 6% support, Harris does. Buttigieg has 17% in a, in a perfect setting.

Farron Cousins:                  And then, you know, another option that’s out there is Gavin Newsom, but you know, there’s a lot of problems over in California.

Mike Papantonio:             We’re gonna talk about that. Yeah.

Farron Cousins:                  So we’re probably looking at Colorado’s governor maybe, or could be somebody that.

Mike Papantonio:             How about somebody fresh?

Farron Cousins:                  Is just a sleeper right now. Yeah.

Mike Papantonio:             How about somebody new? How about why don’t we stop sending fossil fuel to DC? How about we get away from Jurassic Park up in Washington, DC? How about we give millennials and Zs a chance to have an input in what they want government to look like? And these older baby boomers, again, I’m one, but older baby boomers say, you know, we’ve had our time. Z and millennial, they ain’t that, they ain’t that fond of baby boomers. They believe this is, you know, a lot of these problems we have had been brought on by them.

Farron Cousins:                  Yeah.

Mike Papantonio:             And so, I mean, I think we have to call it what it is. It, maybe it’s time to.

Farron Cousins:                  Well, and, and you know, it’s, it’s like Kennedy said, you brought this up last time we talked about this, Kennedy made it a point to say, we have to pass the torch.

Mike Papantonio:             Yeah. Something.

Farron Cousins:                  And that’s what these folks are absolutely unwilling to do. Biden in his eighties, Pelosi in her eighties, Schumer’s in his seventies. We’ve got all of these.

Mike Papantonio:             Durbin, what, 82. I mean.

Farron Cousins:                  Yeah. Feinstein, two, 200.’.

Mike Papantonio:             Is Feinstein still alive? I mean, really. Okay. Well look, let’s hope for the best. It’s time to move aside and let kind of the next generation take over here, I think.

Mike Papantonio is an American attorney and television and radio talk show host. He is past president of The National Trial Lawyers, the most prestigious trial lawyer association in America; and is one of the few living attorneys inducted into the Trial Lawyer Hall of Fame. He hosts the international television show "America's Lawyer"; and co-hosts Ring of Fire Radio, a nationally syndicated weekly radio program, with Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. and Sam Seder.