Peter Funt, in addition to being a television host, writes political opinion pieces for USA Today. Having watched the carnage inflicted on the Biden campaign in both Iowa and New Hampshire, Funt has seen enough of this circus and clearly believes that desperate times call for desperate measures. With that in mind, today he calls on Biden to perform what he describes as a selfless act of patriotism for his country. If there is any hope of beating the Bad Orange Man in November, Joe Biden needs to drop out of the race right now.
Dismal results in Iowa and New Hampshire didn’t cause Joe Biden’s presidential campaign to become untenable, they only confirmed it. Many of us who watched him at close range on the trail saw it coming months ago: The former vice president’s campaign isn’t going to work.
Biden, who has served his country honorably, must now demonstrate — again — what a truly good man he is. Rather than cling to hope of a recovery in Nevada on Feb. 22 or South Carolina on Feb. 29, he should withdraw now to smooth the process for his fellow Democrats seeking the best candidate to defeat President Donald Trump…
It would have to be an exceptional act of patriotism.
But why? How would Uncle Joe bowing out this week fix the Democrats’ problems? If you read the subtitle to Funt’s op-ed you’ll find the answer. “Other Democrats need a chance to draw minority and centrist support.”