(UnitedVoice.com) – President Joe Biden won the 2020 election when he received more votes than any other presidential candidate in history. Over 80 million Americans turned out at the polls and cast their ballots for him. Prior to the election, there was an expectation that then-President Donald Trump would win again. His rallies in the lead-up to the election were larger, he was steering the country through a pandemic, his support among key minority groups was rising, and the situation looked good. However, he did have some baggage, which ultimately sunk him.
As the country barrels toward the 2024 election, it’s starting to look like it could be a repeat of the 2020 race. But this time, Republicans believe Biden is weaker than ever. A former speaker of the House is now telling the GOP that they shouldn’t count their chickens before they hatch.
Not So Fast
Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich recently penned an op-ed expressing concern that Republicans are underestimating Biden’s campaign. He explained that he knows many people in his party are watching what’s happening in the world and wondering how the president could possibly be renominated.
Gingrich elaborated, saying he believes one of the reasons the GOP underestimates Biden is because they don’t understand the nature of the Democratic Party. It has always been a coalition of different groups that all come together under the umbrella of the Democratic Party. He went on to say that the Republicans rely “on issues and speeches to hold itself together,” but Dems rely “on their allies’ blatant self-interest.”
Ultimately, the former speaker alleged that the coalitions under the Democratic Party have an understanding that they will all mutually share “the spoils of government” when their candidates are elected. For that reason, they view Biden as “an outstanding President” who isn’t “inept or incompetent.” Instead, he’s the guy who is “faithfully exercising the liberal agenda.”
The president has managed to convince Congress to pass an exceedingly large number of bills to support his party’s policies, and some of them have even received support from Republicans. For example, he received bipartisan support for the infrastructure bill that contained some of the biggest green energy initiatives in the country’s history. But lawmakers who would not ordinarily support him voted for it because it provides millions to communities nationwide to upgrade their failing infrastructure.
Biden even received bipartisan support for gun control legislation. It was the first bill of its kind to be passed in decades. Not only is he enacting bills and policies that Liberals like, but Republicans are supporting some of them, allowing him to claim he was the unifier he said he would be.
Underestimating the president could spell trouble for Conservatives.
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