(RepublicanReport.org) – While the Republican Party still has more than a handful of candidates running for the presidential primary, the Democratic side only has three — President Joe Biden, author Marianne Williamson, and Representative Dean Phillips (D-MN). The average from the most recent polls for the Left’s primary put Biden up by 61.1% over Williamson. That gap appears to indicate the president is a shoo-in for the spot, but the Florida governor isn’t so sure.
On November 20, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis (R), who is seeking the nomination, talked with Newsmax during a town hall meeting in Urbandale, Iowa, about Biden running for re-election. He called the president “selfish” for seeking office again, claiming Biden is too old and already in “decline.” However, in February, the US leader’s doctor deemed him healthy and fit for duty. Still, DeSantis believes voters want a younger president and warns that Democrats might provide, which would give them “an advantage.”
According to Newsmax, the governor told Iowa voters that the Democratic presidential candidate for the Left may end up being either Vice President Kamala Harris or California Governor Gavin Newsom. He told the crowd to “assume that it may not be Biden” on the ticket. His warning seemed to imply GOP voters should steer away from former President Donald Trump, who is 77 years old, in lieu of someone younger — presumably himself. DeSantis indicated that Republicans would be at a disadvantage if the voters chose Trump and the Democrats turned the tables by offering a more youthful choice.
As of November 22, average polling on FiveThirtyEight has the former president in the GOP lead at 60.3%, with DeSantis in a distant second at 12.6%, and former US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley nipping closely at the governor’s heels with 10%.
Despite DeSantis’ statement, there has been no indication that Biden plans to back down from seeking another term.
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