Obama Encourages Democrats to Vote For Biden Despite Disastrous Debate – American Faith

Former President Barack Obama urged Democrats to vote for President Joe Biden in the upcoming election, despite his heavily criticized debate performance this week.

“Bad debate nights happen. Trust me, I know,” Obama wrote Friday in a post on X

“But this election is still a choice between someone who has fought for ordinary folks his entire life and someone who only cares about himself. Between someone who tells the truth; who knows right from wrong and will give it to the American people straight — and someone who lies through his teeth for his own benefit. Last night didn’t change that, and it’s why so much is at stake in November.”

Following Biden’s problematic performance in the first U.S. presidential debate, significant Democratic Party funders have voiced serious worries about the candidate’s campaign. Biden’s only options, according to one adviser, are to “bowing out or dying.”

Leading contributors have demanded that Biden resign, putting up governors Gavin Newsom of California and Gretchen Whitmer of Michigan as possible successors in the midst of mounting anxiety over the campaign’s future.

During the debate with former President Donald Trump, Biden found it difficult to express his ideas clearly, which resulted in long and rambling responses that startled fans.

Mark Buell, a high-profile Democratic donor, raised the possibility of replacing Biden after the debate. “Do we have time to put somebody else in there?” he questioned.

An adviser to major Democratic Party donors told Politico, “Our only hope is that he bows out, we have a brokered convention, or dies.”

At least three other Democratic contenders’ strategists claimed to have received texts from contributors inquiring as to whether their candidate will step up to challenge Biden for the nomination.

“Biden needs to drop out. No question about it,” one strategist said, suggesting a ticket led by Whitmer and Maryland Governor Wes Moore.

“This is terrible. Worse than I thought was possible. Everyone I’m speaking with thinks Biden should drop out,” one Democratic donor told NBC News.

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