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Biden Will NOT Be On The New Hampshire Primary Ballot; Are Hillary Clinton, Gavin Newsom Going to Replace Him?


It’s official.

Joe Biden will NOT be on the New Hampshire primary ballot.

This news broke just days after President Trump went to New Hampshire in person to file to be on the Republican primary ballot in the state.

So, why is Joe Biden not going to appear on the ballot?

Well, the Biden campaign is claiming that New Hampshire is moving forward with an “unsanctioned” primary.

This makes Biden the FIRST sitting president in all of United States history to NOT appear on the New Hampshire primary ballot.

Usually, presidents want to make history for their accomplishments.

In this case, Biden is making history by avoiding facing the American voter.

This has opened the door for other Democrats to enter the race at the last minute.

By not participating in early contests, Biden may be losing his skill and practice on the campaign trail.

This means he might enter the general election weaker than he otherwise might have been.

Politico has more details on why the Biden campaign made the decision it did:

President Joe Biden’s name will not appear on the New Hampshire Democratic presidential primary ballot, as the state moves forward with an unsanctioned nominating contest in 2024.

In a letter to New Hampshire Democratic Party Chair Ray Buckley on Tuesday, Biden campaign manager Julie Chavez Rodriguez wrote that “while the president wishes to participate in the Primary,” he is “obligated” to comply with the Democratic National Committee’s presidential nominating calendar. He will “refrain from submitting a Declaration of Candidacy” ahead of Friday’s filing deadline, she wrote, though he will appear on the general election ballot in November 2024.

Withholding Biden’s name from the New Hampshire ballot caps a yearlong effort by the DNC to reorder the 2024 early state lineup, in which Iowa and New Hampshire lost their influential perches atop the calendar. New Hampshire, however, is moving forward with its first-in-the-nation primary, potentially triggering more sanctions against the state from party leaders.

Can you imagine if President Trump attempted such a stunt?

The media would claim that the move would “disqualify” him.

Yet, Biden is able to avoid voters without any blowback.

How is that good for democracy?

How is that a return to normalcy, like Biden has claimed his presidency would be?

Political insiders and strategists note that this move could open the door for Hillary Clinton to throw her hat into the ring.

Clinton has been unusually active within the last few weeks, giving speeches and making surprise appearances at events.

Governor Gavin Newsom has been equally visible.

NBC confirms chatter is growing that Biden may be replaced on the Democrat ticket, but frames it as a “conspiracy theory”:

President Joe Biden announced in April that he is running for re-election. His campaign and its fundraising entities have a combined $91 million in the bank, and he has hired key political staffers to help helm his 2024 re-election campaign.

He has no serious opposition that threatens to kick him off his party’s ballot.

So he will obviously be the Democratic nominee for president, right? Right?

Though no incumbent president has declined to seek a second term since Lyndon Johnson in 1969, there is an unfounded conversation among a faction on the political right that goes something like this: Democratic power brokers will intervene at the last minute to replace a weakened 80-year-old Biden with someone else as the party’s nominee.

“So here’s the scenario that I think is perhaps the most likely and most dangerous,” Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, said on his podcast last month. “In August of 2024, the Democrat kingmakers jettison Joe Biden and parachute in Michelle Obama.”

“I view this as a very serious danger,” he said.

“Right now the thinking among Republicans that I know is that he may be the initial nominee and they swap out somebody else at the [Democratic] convention,” said Cynthia Yockey, a 69-year-old from Fairfield, Iowa, who voted for Donald Trump in both 2016 and 2020. “Because that will let the real leaders of the party, of the Democratic Party, to make the decision instead of the people.”

So what do you think?

Is Biden’s decision to avoid New Hampshire voters just a weird, but explainable move?

Or is this the first sign we’re seeing of a weakened, unsure Biden who wants to avoid running again?

Only time will tell, but actions speak louder than words.

And Biden’s actions point to him running an un-serious 2024 campaign.



 

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