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Biden’s Poor Re-election Performance Sends Dems Into ‘Freakout’

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Democrats are reeling…

According to a new Politico report citing multiple prominent Democrat strategists, advisers, and donors the Biden campaign is on the brink of a meltdown. The report described Democrats close to Joe Biden as being in “freakout” mode five months before Election Day, experiencing “a pervasive sense of fear,” where “anxiety has morphed into palpable trepidation”

“You don’t want to be that guy who is on the record saying we’re doomed, or the campaign’s bad or Biden’s making mistakes. Nobody wants to be that guy,” said a Democratic operative in close touch with the White House and granted anonymity to speak freely.

But Biden’s stubbornly poor polling and the stakes of the election “are creating the freakout,” he said.

Politico noted that Trump’s April fundraising haul is also a major concern for Biden’s inner circle. April marked the first month Trump out-raised the President as Biden continues to struggle in the polls.

One adviser to major Democratic Party donors provided a running list that has been shared with funders of nearly two dozen reasons why Biden could lose, ranging from immigration and high inflation to the president’s age, the unpopularity of Vice President Kamala Harris and the presence of third-party candidates like Robert F. Kennedy Jr.

The adviser added, “The list of why we ‘could’ win is so small I don’t even need to keep the list on my phone.”

However, despite concerns echoing among many Democrats, Biden spokesperson Kevin Munoz offered a more optimistic tone for the Biden campaign telling Politico that “Trump’s photo-ops and PR stunts may get under the skin of some very serious D.C. people as compelling campaigning, but they will do nothing to win over the voters that will decide this election.” He also cited the hot-button issue of abortion rights as a major determining factor for voters.

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