Top Dem Says Biden Running Again Was A Mistake

( – One of the top advisers to the Democratic Party, James Carville, has been increasingly critical of his party throughout the election cycle and is now openly admitting that he wishes President Joe Biden was not running for a second term and is concerned disaffected young voters will abstain from voting in November.

On Sunday, June 9, Carville appeared on 77 WABC radio and told “The Cats Roundtable” that Biden wasn’t the choice he “was crazy about.” The political strategist, who helped former President Bill Clinton get elected in 1992, admitted that he did not think Biden should have run for re-election to begin with.

“But [Biden] did,” he said, now “it’s him and Trump,” which the strategist believes amounts to two bad choices. Carville has been saying for months that many younger voters are disenchanted by the two older candidates, arguing that the Democratic Party is full of younger prospective leaders he believes would be better suited to the times. In April, he said young voters were leaving the Democratic Party “in droves,” which is partly due to Biden’s milquetoast position on the Israel/Hamas war.

Biden is currently 81 years old. On Nov. 20, shortly after the Nov. 5 election, he will turn 82. If re-elected, Biden will be 86 by the time his second term ends. Although a little younger, Trump just turned 78 and is not younger by much, although polls show more Americans think he’s still fit enough to handle the job while most voters believe Biden is too old for another term.

Some of the alternatives named by Carville include Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear, who he said was “a good friend” of his. He also noted House Democratic Minority Leader Hakeem Jeffries, who he said “is doing a great job.”

Carville said despite his feelings that Biden shouldn’t have run again, he has “to live in the world” that exists and not the one he “wanted to live in.” Although his ultimate concern is that “young people are disengaging” from the political process because of candidates like Biden, he said he will still vote for the president.

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