Robert F Kennedy Jr. is quickly becoming a force to be reckoned with in the 2024 presidential election, and his appeal is concerning for the Democratic Party.
Despite suffering from historically bad poll numbers, President Joe Biden appears on track to win the nomination of the Democratic Party for the 2024 election.
However, there has been an unexpected threat posed by Robert F. Kennedy Jr., who has already gained favorability among millions of American voters.
In an op-ed piece published by The Hill late last month, former Republican speechwriter Douglas MacKinnon argued that Kennedy’s charm was encapsulated during a townhall-style interview hosted by Fox News anchor Sean Hannity this week.
During this interview, Kennedy stated “We have a system of cushy socialism for the super-rich and this brutal, savage, merciless capitalism for the poor” which resonated with many viewers watching at home.
He went on to contend that “the Covid lockdowns were the final straw” pointing out how they moved $4 trillion from the middle class to the super-rich and closed 3.3 million businesses across America as well as increasing wealth for those who had over $1 billion ahead of time by 30%.
We don’t have free market capitalism in this country. What we have is socialism for the super rich, and brutal capitalism for the poor. Thanks @seanhannity and @FoxNews for the great discussion. pic.twitter.com/2e3zY1Xjgc
— Robert F. Kennedy Jr (@RobertKennedyJr) July 26, 2023
A recent Harvard/Harris survey carried out between July 19 and July 20 showed that when it comes to favorability among candidates, Kennedy is ahead of Biden, Trump, DeSantis and every other candidate running in 2024, demonstrating just how popular he is becoming amongst voters nationwide.
This popularity is what worries Democrats however as it shows that he could potentially challenge Biden in an election if nominated by Republicans or even run himself independent should his own party not choose him instead of Biden in their primaries come 2023/2024.
Kennedy recently appeared on Capitol Hill where he asserted fellow Democrats have been making “defamatory” allegations of racism and antisemitism against him in order to smear his name, something he will no doubt stand up against if push comes to shove within party lines come primary season next year (2023).
— Lou (@IceTruthMedia) July 21, 2023
With individuals like RFK Jr gaining traction fast amongst American voters nationwide despite being pitted against current president Joe Biden, it will be interesting to see just what happens.