Axelrod predicts Biden could lose in a landslide: ‘not winning this race’

Four months out from the election Joe Biden’s goose is already cooked and the geriatric incumbent could also be on the receiving end of a landslide beatdown according to David Axelrod.

The longtime Democrat strategist and former top adviser to Barack Obama has been highly critical of Biden’s decision to run for reelection and he didn’t sugarcoat it, Biden is a goner in November and could wreck his legacy if he continues to be stubborn about quitting.

Axelrod appeared on Sunday’s edition of “Inside Politics” on CNN where he discussed his brutally frank reaction to Biden’s first post-debate interview with ABC’s George Stephanopoulos, a chance for the 81-year-old to show the nation that he’s still fit for the job.

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“There are certain immutable facts of life, and those were painfully obvious on that debate stage, and the president just doesn’t seem to come to — he hasn’t come to grips with it. He’s not winning this race,” Axelrod said, putting it bluntly that Biden has no chance.

“If you just look at the data and talk to people around the country, political people around the country, it’s more likely that he’ll lose by a landslide than win narrowly this race,” he continued. “And if the stakes are as large as he says, and I believe they are, then he really needs to consider what the right thing to do here is.”

After the ABC interview, Axelrod took to X to critique Biden who came across as an out-of-touch egomaniac in denial about his unpopularity with voters.

“I think he‘s done some historically important things and history will be much kinder to him than voters are being right now but the question is, what will his reputation be like?” Axelrod asked. “What will his legacy be if he persists in this race and loses and loses badly, which is really possible at this point, you know we elect presidents by the Electoral College.”

He continued, “I know there‘s some polls at speak otherwise, but I‘ve looked at a ton of data and no one in those states who are, who is knowledgeable would say he‘s ahead in any of the battleground states, but now you have states like Virginia, Minnesota, Maine, the governors of New Mexico and Maine, reportedly told him in that meeting last week that they‘re not sure he can carry their states, which were presumed to be in his column.”

“So he could lose and take the House and the Senate with him, that’s not the legacy that he wants. He has a great, great record and a great history. So I think if that‘s what he‘s thinking, he‘s looking at this the wrong way,” Axelrod added. “The only thing that’s pushing him out of politics is the immutable march of time.”

“I think he’s making a terrible mistake,” Axelrod said in May, criticizing Biden over his lack of empathy for Americans who have been crushed by his economic policies. “If he doesn’t win this race, it may not be Donald Trump that beats him, it may be his own pride.”

Chris Donaldson

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