Today, we told you about the plan for Robert Kennedy to run as an independent and announce as early as October. While this seems to be terrible news for the Democrats, as Kennedy is a descendant of Democratic royalty, it likely could be a much bigger problem for Republicans.
Robert F. Kennedy Jr. hinted strongly on Friday that he would run for president on a third-party ticket instead of continuing his long-shot Democratic primary challenge to President Biden, a move that would set off alarms among Democrats worried about its potential to cause chaos in November 2024.
If RFK Jr. truly runs as an independent, it may hurt Trump more than it hurts Biden— Red Eagle Politics (@RedEaglePatriot) September 29, 2023
He may have a D next to his name, but he is viewed more favorably by Republicans than Democrats.
It may not be by enough to make a meaningful difference, but this is not a good thing. pic.twitter.com/e2Akc3CTjn
Democrats follow the party line. They vote for the candidate. They vote blue, no matter who. Even if they are less than excited about the possibility of four more years of Biden, if he is the guy, they will hold their noses and go vote for the dinosaur. There is a very real chance Biden may be replaced with a younger candidate and that also will not be RFK, Jr. He has his own mind and that is not permitted in ranks of today's Leftists.
Most Republican voters aren’t really aware of his liberal positions on many issues (guns, etc). They just view him favorably because he’s anti-establishment.— Snowy2014 (@Snowy20142) September 29, 2023
Exactly my point…ppl keep saying Biden needs every vote he can get…well yes and so does trump. My god…we can never get this right. Damn.— PoliticallyCorrect (@SelfAware1993) September 29, 2023
The person who wins will likely do so by slim margins in a few states. A popular third party candidate with high name recognition could throw a huge wrench in any Republican campaign's plan.
I guess you guys shouldn’t have spent a year lying about DeSantis’ anti-Covid policy record.— Stinson Norwood (@snorman1776) September 29, 2023
p.s. I wouldn’t vote for RFK Jr, but lots of people will, especially before the guy that still says “We did a great job with Covid”
RFK, Jr. has been held up as a COVID superstar for fighting against the accepted Leftist narrative on the jab. Unfortunately, that raised his visibility among conservatives concerned about medical privacy and his independent run then becomes very problematic for the right.
again…RFK Jr being liked more by hard right republicans then democrats is bad, not good! glad you are finally waking up! https://t.co/FUOe1SmMG2— Tyler Neher (@TylerNeher2) September 29, 2023
RFK hurts Trump more than Biden and when you’re talking about margins of 10k votes in some of these states, it could be disastrous— johnny maga (@_johnnymaga) September 29, 2023
RFK is in cohots with the Dems and RINO’s. He positioned himself as a populist and most of his policies appeal to Trump supporters.— Jacob Shed (@jacobshed24) September 29, 2023
If he runs as an independent, he’ll take more votes away from Trump than Biden.
Don’t fall for, “But he’s a Democrat” nonsense.
This is exactly right. Republicans should not fall for the 'enemy of our enemy is our friend'. RFK, Jr. is not an enemy to the Democrats. They don't like his vaccine and medical privacy beliefs, but otherwise, he is in lockstep with Barack Obama's Democratic party. During COVID, it was comforting to find any ally on the left side of the aisle possible. Now, it is time for reckoning and coalescing around the eventual GOP candidate. If we do not, we as Republicans, are handing 2024 to the Democrats.