Jennifer Palmieri, a former Obama adviser and MSNBC contributor, cautioned on Thursday that President Joe Biden does not have a strong hand against Trump ahead of the 2024 election.
Willie Geist, the show’s co-host, asked Pamieri about her thoughts on the election matchup.
“I would think, it’s super scary,” Palmieri said.
“The fate of the Republic is hanging in the balance, and there are polls that have Donald Trump leading right now, but I would have faith that …
“To Eugene’s point on the economy, we know that the Federal Reserve is planning on lowering rates.
“We know that is something that can — that is — that is something that signals to actual consumers, real voters, things are different and things are improving.
“You hear that when you hear about people not liking Biden’s economic policies, if you dig underneath that, interest rates are a big part of that,” Palmieri continued.
“I would feel good about making the economic argument.
“I would feel great about being able to make the argument against what the sort of threat that Trump represents.
“And we can use Ron DeSantis talking about Trump weaponizing government.
“We can use Chris Christie’s voice talking about the danger that Trump represents.”
“So it’s not just going to be Biden, but there is just this scary thing that overhangs everything about whether we’re just too divided.
“It’s just too late. There’s too many silos,” Palmieri said.
“How am I going to reach all of the voters I need to reach given all the media silos that there are?
“I mean, that is what I would be churning on every day is just sort of the mechanics of getting that message out.”
According to a New York Times/Siena College survey, the majority of women, 18-to-29-year-olds, independents, and Hispanics are dissatisfied with Biden’s job performance.
In numerous critical swing states, including Arizona, Georgia, Michigan, Nevada, and Pennsylvania, Biden is trailing President Donald Trump in the polls.
Even hardcore Democrats can read the writing on the wall.
Barring another election like 2020 or the imprisonment of Biden’s political opponent, the current president’s prospects are looking grim.