Time for America to seek a President with enthusiasm, passion, energy – not just a teleprompter reader!
+ The New York Times: At 79, Biden Is Testing the Boundaries of Age and the Presidency – President Biden has said he plans to run for a second term, but his age has become an uncomfortable issue for him and his party.
+ NBC News Meet The Press: Democrats begin to question whether Biden should run again in 2024 – Whispers that President Biden’s age make him ill-suited to run again in 2024 have gone public. And some Democrats are stepping into what they perceive as a leadership vacuum.
+ The Associated Press: From one July Fourth to the next, a steep slide for Biden
+ The New York Times: The Democratic Party has two core problems. First, Biden’s job approval rating is only 33 percent (similar to Trump’s worst ratings during his presidency), partly because of frustration over inflation and the continuing disruptions to daily life stemming from the pandemic. Second, Democrats’ priorities appear out of step with those of most Americans.
Biden betrays his own platform!
+ CNBC: Biden opens the possibility of more offshore oil drilling in the Gulf of Mexico – The U.S. will block oil and gas drilling in the Atlantic, Pacific and Arctic Oceans but allow new leases in the Gulf of Mexico and off Alaska.
+ Reuters: Biden admin to hold first onshore drilling auctions in blow to climate agenda – The decision, aimed in part to win over Sen. Joe Manchin III (D-W.Va.), may move the United States further away from its global climate pledge
+ CNN: Biden defends decision to visit Saudi Arabia: ‘It is my job to keep our country strong and secure’ [Ed. note: Mentions no-thing about that fact that US intelligence has deemed Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman responsible for ordering the murder of American dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi. As a candidate for President, Biden had pledged to make the kingdom a “pariah.”]