Robert F. Kennedy Jr., a lawyer and son of the late Robert Kennedy, who previously served as attorney general and ran for president in 1968, has recently announced his candidacy for the presidency, running against incumbent President Joe Biden in the Democrat Party primary.
In a recent appearance on Newsmax’s “Greta Van Susteren’s The Record” Kennedy Jr. expressed his belief that his party has lost its will and ability to address the issues facing the United States today. Despite his family’s long history with the Democratic Party and his private connection with President Biden, Kennedy Jr. highlighted the dangerous direction in which the party was headed.
Political Differences with the Democrats. Kennedy Jr. cited his disagreement with the Democrats’ increasing support for censorship and disregard for the situation of typical Americans as some of his major political contrasts with the party. He also criticized the Biden administration for pushing foreign wars, such as those in Ukraine, Syria, and Yemen.
Concerns over the Democratic Party’s Loss of Bearings. Kennedy Jr. further criticized the Democratic Party’s position in stimulating the collapse of the average class and neglecting the country’s heartland. He cited the recent spill of toxic chemicals in Ohio’s East Palestine, and the Democrats’ failure to respond adequately to the situation. Kennedy Jr. also condemned the Democrats’ decision not to host presidential immediate debates, probably to save President Biden’s position.
The DNC “plans no primary debates.”
As though there simply ARE no other candidates … no other ideas we should discuss about ways to win in 2024, or other ideas we should discuss about ways to repair the country.
Too many people are too smart to accept this.
— Marianne Williamson (@marwilliamson) April 24, 2023
The Importance of Democracy. Kennedy Jr. stressed the importance of democracy and the need for presidential candidates to debate in front of the people, listen to what they are saying, and restore their faith in American democracy. A current poll showed that Kennedy Jr. received 14% of the poll, well above previous thresholds for presidential challengers, indicating a desire for change in the current political landscape.