'Failing President' Biden must announce he won't 'run for re-election': New York Times column | Fox News

  
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'Failing President' Biden must announce he won't 'run for re-election': New York Times column | Fox News
New York Times opinion columnist Bret Stephens hammered President Biden's world leadership in a column on Tuesday and urged the president not to seek re-election.

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President Joe Biden took heat from ta New York Times column Tuesday, urging him to not pursue re-election. (AP) (AP Newsroom)

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New York Times columnist Bret Stephens accused President Joe Biden of being a "failing president" who is so weak that the western world has been left effectively leaderless.

Pulling no punches, Stephens also advised that the "best thing" Biden could do is announce immediately that he will not run again in 2024.

The author began his blistering criticism of Biden by declaring that "the democratic world today is leaderless." He brought up world leadership under the U.S. in the past to illustrate his point, writing, "Twenty-five years ago, we had the confident presences of Bill Clinton, Helmut Kohl and Tony Blair — and Alan Greenspan. Now we have a failing American president, a timorous German chancellor, a British prime minister about to skulk out of office in ignominy."

"This is bad in normal times. It is catastrophic in bad ones," Stephens added, before attacking Biden's credibility on the world stage. He claimed Biden's lack of leadership has put holes in U.S. "international credibility." He mentioned how the withdrawal from Afghanistan "telegraphed incompetence and weakness" and dinged Biden's handling of the Ukraine conflict.

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New York Times columnist Bret Stephens seriously question Biden's leadership in a recent piece for the outlet. (Photo by Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images)

He described the latter as a situation "in which President Biden has committed enough support to prevent outright defeat but not to secure a clear victory."

The author also expressed high doubt in Biden being able to deal with "an imminent nuclear crisis with Iran, in which the president seems to have no policy other than negotiations that are on the cusp of failure." There is also the "looming crisis over Taiwan" on which Stephens saw Biden being shaky.

Summing up Biden's weakness, Stephens wrote, "Talented leaders turn proverbial lemons into lemonade. Biden seems to be mastering the trick of turning lemonade into lemons."

He then slammed Biden for butchering American "economic credibility," stating, "The credibility crisis occurs when leaders make confident predictions, in the face of abundant contrary evidence, that turn out to be catastrophically wrong. Insisting that inflation was 'temporary,' as Biden did last year, was one such prediction."

The columnist expressed fear that Biden's "insistence on Monday that 'God willing, I don't think we're going to see a recession' may be the next." In addition, Biden hasn't made changes to face the economic problems head on. "At least Jimmy Carter had the guts to nominate Paul Volcker. Where is a similar confidence-inspiring move from Biden, who, remarkably, retains the same inept economic team that helped lead us into this mess?" he asked.

(Stephens also compared Biden's presidency to Carter's, though he acknowledged that at least Carter made significant attempts to fix his stumbling administration.)

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Stephens expressed fear about a potential "global recession" and imminent collapse of other nations around the world, implying that's going to be a tall order for Biden and the U.S. to deal with a geopolitical situation that's probably going to become much worse.

He also severely doubted Biden's ability to handle the crisis facing "liberal democracy" throughout the world, writing that the rise of "effective autocracies" is a "challenge" for even the most inspired leaders. Except for Volodymyr Zelensky, there are none."

Thus, according to the columnist, Biden might as well step aside in 2024 and let his party find new leadership that can handle the fraught moment he described. He urged Biden to announce he will not be running for president, as soon as possible. "The best thing Biden could do for the country is announce he won't run for re-election — now, not after the midterms. Let his party sort out its own future," Stephens wrote.

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Biden's failures, including those on the economy, means he shouldn't run for re-election, claimed NY Times columnist Bret Stephens. (istock)

Gabriel Hays is an associate editor at Fox News. Follow him on Twitter at @gabrieljhays.


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Just Jim NC TttH
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1  seeder  Just Jim NC TttH    4 months ago

Bummer eh?

 
 
 
Greg Jones
Professor Guide
1.1  Greg Jones  replied to  Just Jim NC TttH @1    4 months ago

Sadly for the Dems...they don't have any qualified hopefuls warming the bench 

 
 
 
Jasper2529
Professor Participates
1.1.1  Jasper2529  replied to  Greg Jones @1.1    4 months ago

When Pothole Pete polls higher than Biden in NH and Kamala doesn't even make the cut, Democrats know that they're in trouble. Even Kori Bush, AOC, and others refuse to endorse him for 2024.

 
 
 
Sean Treacy
Professor Expert
2  Sean Treacy    4 months ago

LBJ dropped out after getting 50% in the New Hampshire Primary.

Biden is getting 16% in the current poll of New Hampshire Democrats.

There's almost no chance he runs again. He's clearly not capable of being President now.   Imagine what he'd be like in 6 years.   

The idea that he's a candidate is just a charade.

 
 
 
Jasper2529
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2.1  Jasper2529  replied to  Sean Treacy @2    4 months ago
Imagine what he'd be like in 6 years.   

I shudder to think about what he's going to be like in 6 weeks! He can do even more damage than he's already done.

 
 
 
magicschoolbusdropout
Sophomore Principal
3  magicschoolbusdropout    4 months ago

"the democratic world today is leaderless."

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magicschoolbusdropout
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3.1  magicschoolbusdropout  replied to  magicschoolbusdropout @3    4 months ago

It's sooooo funny to watch, how the "Late to the Party" people try to get to be part of the "IN" crowd that were on time "To The Party" !

 
 
 
Ed-NavDoc
Professor Quiet
4  Ed-NavDoc    4 months ago

I'd rather just see him resign effective immediately for the good of the nation and not drag things down further until 2024.

 
 
 
magicschoolbusdropout
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4.1  magicschoolbusdropout  replied to  Ed-NavDoc @4    4 months ago
I'd rather just see him resign effective immediately for the good of the nation and not drag things down further until 2024.

oooooo...l. Just think of what will happen to this country when the "Next-In-Line" comes to power if he does that..... shudder

Can you say ........ More "Fucked Up" !

The Wilted "Salad" will be A Tossin' if that happens.

Da Moooon, Da Moooon, I can seee Duh Moooon with my own eyes !

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Ed-NavDoc
Professor Quiet
4.1.1  Ed-NavDoc  replied to  magicschoolbusdropout @4.1    4 months ago

She'd probably be impeached within a month.

 
 
 
Sunshine
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4.1.2  Sunshine  replied to  Ed-NavDoc @4.1.1    4 months ago

Time for more words of wisdom...

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magicschoolbusdropout
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4.1.3  magicschoolbusdropout  replied to  Ed-NavDoc @4.1.1    4 months ago
She'd probably be impeached within a month.

At least it wouldn't be because of a "Hoax". It would be FOR REAL PROBLEM ISSUES !

 
 
 
Jasper2529
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4.1.4  Jasper2529  replied to  Sunshine @4.1.2    4 months ago

I still can't decide between this word salad and the one where she told paid child actors about space. 

 
 
 
Sunshine
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4.1.5  Sunshine  replied to  Jasper2529 @4.1.4    4 months ago

Plenty of space between those ears.

 
 
 
Ed-NavDoc
Professor Quiet
4.1.6  Ed-NavDoc  replied to  Sunshine @4.1.5    4 months ago

Yeah, if one likes a total vacuum. 

 
 
 
Ed-NavDoc
Professor Quiet
4.1.7  Ed-NavDoc  replied to  magicschoolbusdropout @4.1.3    4 months ago

Yep.

 
 
 
JohnRussell
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5  JohnRussell    4 months ago

Bret Stephens is a conservative. The fact that he writes for the New York Times is meaningless. 

 
 
 
Greg Jones
Professor Guide
5.1  Greg Jones  replied to  JohnRussell @5    4 months ago

So you're afraid of discussing the topic?

Some things never change 

 
 
 
Ed-NavDoc
Professor Quiet
5.1.1  Ed-NavDoc  replied to  Greg Jones @5.1    4 months ago

Only if it exactly matches his own particular political worldview.

 
 
 
Jasper2529
Professor Participates
5.2  Jasper2529  replied to  JohnRussell @5    4 months ago

He's also a "Never Trumper" and didn't vote for him either time. 

Stephens is known for his  neoconservative  foreign policy opinions and for being part of the  right-of-center opposition to Donald Trump . During the  2016 United States presidential election  campaign, Stephens became part of the  Stop Trump movement , regularly writing articles for  The Wall Street Journal  opposing  Donald Trump 's candidacy [4]  and becoming "one of Trump’s most outspoken conservative critics". [3]

From 2017 ...

NYT’s Bret Stephens says he can never vote Republican again

Now, back to the topic of the seed.

 

 
 
 
Jasper2529
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6  Jasper2529    4 months ago
New York Times columnist Bret Stephens seriously question Biden's leadership in a recent piece for the outlet.

The author also expressed high doubt in Biden being able to deal with "an imminent nuclear crisis with Iran, in which the president seems to have no policy other than negotiations that are on the cusp of failure." There is also the "looming crisis over Taiwan" on which Stephens saw Biden being shaky.

Summing up Biden's weakness, Stephens wrote, "Talented leaders turn proverbial lemons into lemonade. Biden seems to be mastering the trick of turning lemonade into lemons."

He then slammed Biden for butchering American "economic credibility," stating, "The credibility crisis occurs when leaders make confident predictions, in the face of abundant contrary evidence, that turn out to be catastrophically wrong. Insisting that inflation was 'temporary,' as Biden did last year, was one such prediction."

Biden (and his VP) face tremendous 2024 obstacles now that the NYT, Washington Post, and left wing comedians and media have stopped defending and protecting them. 

 
 
 
Nerm_L
Professor Principal
7  Nerm_L    4 months ago

Well, of course, Biden won't run in 2024.  Biden will shuffle and sidestep like he has done throughout his political career.  Biden's only real chance in 2024 will be to create another crisis so that he can throw blame.  If Democrats succeed in nominating Trump during the Republican primaries then Biden won't have to do much more than Orange Man Bad diatribes.  But it's really not certain that Biden can beat Trump a second time.

The interesting thing to watch is whether or not Kamala Harris will stay on the ticket.  Harris won't be able to challenge Biden but remaining on the ticket would end her political career.  If Harris wants a political future (and maybe a shot at the Presidency) then sticking with Biden becomes a losing proposition.

 
 
 
Just Jim NC TttH
PhD Principal
8  seeder  Just Jim NC TttH    4 months ago

And I love how Biden TRIED to equate his infection and recovery from Covid. Hey dumb fuck!! The vaccine wasn’t yet available when Trump got sick. SMMFH

 
 

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