RFK Jr offers a ‘no spoiler pledge’ to Biden as strategy to take out Trump

Independent presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy Jr. is proposing a “no-spoiler” pledge with President Biden that would result in one of them dropping out of the election in mid-October.

“This is a no-spoiler pledge that we’re announcing today. This is a pledge that I offer to take if President Biden also takes it,” RFK Jr. said Wednesday at a news conference.

The premise of his offer is that he and Biden “agree to co-fund in October a 50-state poll with 30,000 or more likely voters,” with the weaker candidate against presumptive 2024 Republican nominee Donald Trump withdrawing.

“This is essentially, effectively, a zero margin of error, in October of 2024. The survey will test the results of a head-to-head race pitting President Biden versus President Trump and a second head-to-head race pitting me against President Trump,” Kennedy said.

“Ultimately, I think what we all want in this election is that, for Americans not to feel like they have to vote out of fear, that they feel they can vote out of hope,” he added. “That is only going to happen if there is a two-way race between me and President Trump or me and President Biden.”

The Biden campaign has not responded to Kennedy’s proposal.

Democratic National Committee (DNC) spokesperson Matt Corridoni told Fox News that Kennedy “is a spoiler – recruited by the MAGA GOP and propped by Trump’s largest donor. His VEEP-like performance today does nothing to dispel that notion – it only reinforces how deeply unserious his campaign is.”

Kennedy and campaign manager Amaryllis Fox Kennedy, his daughter-in-law, cited an internal poll of over 26,000 respondents from all 50 states showing Kennedy had a better shot than Biden of defeating Trump in November.

“The people who think I’m spoiling it for Biden need to look at data,” RFK Jr. said.

“Every poll that has posed this question — a head-to-head between President Biden and President Trump and a head-to-head race between me and President Trump has said the same thing: I perform much much better against President Trump than President Biden does,” he added.

Tom Tillison

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