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Jesse Watters Says ‘Massive Miscalculation’ By Biden Will Cost Him White House

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OPINION: This article may contain commentary which reflects the author's opinion.


Fox News anchor Jesse Watters believes that President Joe Biden made a “massive miscalculation” in not offering Robert F. Kennedy Jr. Secret Service protection and it could cost him the presidency.

Mediaite first reported that Kennedy intends to get out of the Democrat primary and campaign for the presidency as an Independent.

And Watters believes it was the way he was treated by President Biden and the DNC that brought him to that decision.

“Kennedy’s independent run will devastate Biden’s shot at re-election,” the host said on his Fox News show on Friday. “Kennedy is polling at 15% with Democrats. If Biden’s the nominee, 15% of American Democrats will have Kennedy as an option. Melon-scooping a critical piece of the base away from Joe.”

“A massive miscalculation by President Biden, who was supposed to have a seasoned touch, denying Secret Service protection to a man whose father and uncle were assassinated,” he said.

“Refusing to debate and rigging the primary will now likely cost him the White House. Yes, some Trump-leaning voters may cast ballots for Kennedy, but if you’re a Republican and you see Trump, Biden, and the name Kennedy in the booth, you’re voting Trump,” he said.

The lifelong Democrat has apparently decided to switch parties to become an Independent and campaign for president as such, Mediaite reported.

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Kennedy plans to make the official announcement on October 9 in Pennsylvania which could disrupt President Biden’s chances at retaining the presidency.

“Bobby feels that the DNC is changing the rules to exclude his candidacy so an independent run is the only way to go,” an insider for the Kennedy campaign said to Mediaite.

“Democrats worry that a third-party run by Mr. Kennedy could draw votes away from Mr. Biden and help elect former President Donald J. Trump,” The New York Times reported.

Even if Democrat debates were held it is unlikely that Kennedy, who trails the president significantly in the polls, could wrest the nomination from President Biden.

But polls suggest that a significant portion of Democrats want someone other than the current president as the Democrat nominee, but the question remains will that portion actually cast a vote for Kennedy and will it be enough in states that Biden was victorious in, in 2020, by razor-thin margins, to actually hand the presidency to former President Trump.

President Joe Biden is too old to serve in the White House effectively, according to more than 75% of Americans in a brand new poll.

A survey from the Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs found that Americans were more likely to say that Biden’s age would be a concern than former President Trump, who is only a few years younger than the president.

A whopping 89 percent of Republicans and 69 percent of Democrats agreed with the poll’s findings that Biden is too old to serve as president for another four years, according to The Hill.

The AP made the point that Biden’s age is not just viewed negatively by older people. However, about 50% of Americans thought Trump was too old to serve as president. Democrats were more likely than Republicans to think that Trump’s advanced age made him unfit for office.

Polls show that Democrats, Republicans, and independents all support setting age limits for the presidency, the Supreme Court, and Congress.

A little over two-thirds of respondents agreed that lawmakers and the president’s maximum ages should be set, and that judges should be required to retire by a certain age.

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Former Trump adviser Steve Bannon said in July he thought that RFK Jr. could be Trump’s running mate.

Bannon said he recently did a Q&A session and that someone asked him for his thoughts on Kennedy, Jr.

“Somebody asked about Robert F. Kennedy and the great speech at Hillsdale, his opening speech, and what did I think about his prospects,” Bannon began.

“And I said, ‘Look, I’m a Kari Lake person, but if Kari Lake becomes governor, as she should if this court case, or if not, she runs for the Senate. If she’s not available to be Trump’s VP that Bobby Kennedy would be, I think, an excellent choice for President Trump to consider. There was a standing ovation and this was a very hardcore MAGA war room posse crowd,” Bannon explained.

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