In an effort to gain support for his upcoming 2024 re-election campaign, President Joe Biden and the Democratic party have reportedly enlisted the help of former presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. According to NBC News, Clinton held a fundraiser for Biden last month at her Georgetown home which raised close to $1 million. With her popularity among women and key parts of the Democratic base, Clinton is seen as a valuable asset to Biden as he attempts to expand his outreach to voters.
Sources say that Clinton’s role in Biden’s re-election efforts is expected to grow in the coming years as the 2024 presidential election draws near. This decision has sparked some criticism, with some questioning why Biden would need Clinton’s help and if it is a sign of weakness in his administration. Commentator Charlie Hurt, from Fox News’ “The Big Weekend Show,” stated that “every time it seems as if Hillary Clinton has gone away, she comes back.”
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Hurt also noted that Biden’s decision to bring in Clinton for help is a bit concerning, as it shows a lack of confidence in the current administration’s ability to secure another term without outside assistance. “I think Joe Biden’s going to need more than an ‘I’m with her T-shirt’ with all of his political problems,” Hurt said. “But you know you’re in deep, deep trouble if you’re picking up the bat phone and calling Hillary Clinton to come help you out.”
While Clinton’s popularity with women and key demographics is undeniable, co-host Alicia Acuna pointed out that her involvement could also be seen as a risk for Biden. “In terms of her popularity, that’s a big question and it could be a big risk. It just depends on where she shows up, when she shows up and what she has to say, because she and Biden don’t exactly have a cozy relationship,” Acuna stated. “They were pretty competitive.”
This move to enlist Clinton’s support comes at a time when President Biden is facing some challenges and low numbers in the polls. According to a recent Wall Street Journal poll, Biden is currently trailing former President Donald Trump by four points in a head-to-head matchup. Additionally, over half of voters believe that Biden’s policies have hurt them, and two-thirds rate the economy as poor or not good.
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Democratic pollster Michael Bocian, who conducted the WSJ survey with Republican pollster Tony Fabrizio, stated that voters are feeling “economically stressed and challenged right now” and are not showing the same level of enthusiasm as they did during the 2020 election. These findings suggest that Biden may need to make some strategic adjustments in order to secure re-election in 2024, including enlisting the help of high-profile figures like Clinton.
Despite potential criticisms, it is clear that the Clintons are known for their dedication and willingness to do whatever it takes to help their party. As the 2024 election approaches, it will be interesting to see how Clinton’s involvement may affect Biden’s campaign and if it will ultimately help him secure another term as President.