Biden has staked the midterm elections happening today on the ‘preservation of Democracy’ as he holds out examples of supposedly extreme Republican candidates to scare people in to voting for Democrats.
Democrats have increasingly come under fire by both Republicans and their own party for not discussing issues that matter to voters this election cycle such as the economy and inflation, crime, and immigration.
Polls have consistently shown that voters rank the preservation of ‘Democracy’ low compared to kitchen table issues, while independents have said that both Democrats and Republicans have excused political violence in the past, showing that they don’t buy Democrats pitch that they are the party that will preserve Democracy.
On election day, a top Democratic strategist spoke to a CNN panel and eviscerated Biden for ignoring voters actual concerns.
The Daily Caller Reports–
Biden gave closing arguments Monday night at Bowie State University, saying the U.S. faces “an inflection point.”
“We know in our bones that our democracy’s at risk and we know that this is your moment to defend it,” Biden said, according to Reuters. Biden has reiterated that message in recent weeks, saying “democracy itself” is on the ballot.
CNN political commentator and Democratic strategist Hilary Rosen however, tore into Biden for pushing that message, which she argues alienates voters that Democrats will need in 2024.
“Voters have told us all year what they care about, and I think we have focused on other things and I think the President’s closing message last night about democracy is on the ballot again is frustrating to people like me who, you know, don’t want to see half the voters in America alienated or being accused of aligning with fascists because they’re voting for their pocketbook,” Rosen said.