Biden's Debate Disaster: Leaks, Fears, and Talks of Replacement

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President Joe Biden's campaign is grappling with escalating leaks following a disastrous debate performance, fueling fears that he may not be able to salvage his candidacy. According to a New York Times report, Biden has told an ally that he is weighing dropping out of the presidential race. The president, who is still deeply in the fight for re-election, understands that his next few appearances heading into the holiday weekend must go well.

Biden's debate performance has raised concerns about his physical and mental health. Since 2021, he has struggled to remain physically upright, tripping, tumbling, and stumbling at least five times during his presidency. He also fell off his bike. The media, however, kept reporting the White House line that Biden was healthy and vigorous. They reported the White House's talking points about Biden's mental health with the absence of a cognitive test.

Then came Biden's first debate on June 27, and the American people saw Biden operate in real time for themselves. The media reported what voters saw. Unable to spin Biden's debate performance, it appeared that Pandora's box was opened. Then the leaks came, apparently fueled by concerns that Biden will lose reelection.

Vice President Kamala Harris is the top alternative to replace Biden atop the Democrat ticket, seven senior sources from the Biden campaign, the White House, and the Democratic National Committee (DNC) told Reuters Wednesday. Harris appears to be the top choice because Biden's donations can most easily be transferred to his vice president. She also enjoys the greatest name identification and the best polling numbers against former President Donald Trump, according to a Tuesday CNN poll, the sources told Reuters.

Challenges remain, however. Harris's approval rating is extremely low, at 39 percent, below the 50 percent threshold that incumbents historically need to win reelection. She also failed as the border czar to secure the open southern border.

Biden's aides are "scared shitless" during briefings with him, as he refuses to take advice from anyone other than top aides," Politico reported. "It's like, 'You can't include that, that will set him off,' or 'Put that in, he likes that,'" one senior administration official told the outlet. "It's a Rorschach test, not a briefing. Because he is not a pleasant person to be around when he's being briefed. It's very difficult, and people are scared shitless of him."

Former President Barack Obama privately expressed concern about Biden's chances for reelection, several people familiar with his remarks told the Washington Post. Obama separately spoke directly with Biden by phone after last Thursday's debate to offer his support as a sounding board and private counselor for his embattled former vice president, the people said, speaking on the condition of anonymity to discuss private conversations. It is unclear how directly Obama addressed Biden's performance and his path to reelection on the call.

Biden's debate performance has raised questions about his ability to lead the country, with many questioning whether he is fit to serve another term in office. His aggressive response to reporters' questions suggests that he may be in denial about the challenges he faces in the race against Trump. It remains to be seen whether Biden's aggressive approach to the media will help or hurt his chances of winning in November.


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