(VitalNews.org) – In a recent interview, independent presidential candidate Cornel West said that he’s convinced President Joe Biden will most likely drop out of the 2024 presidential race within the next few months, predicting “an LBJ moment.”
West was recently interviewed by Politico and told their reporters that he’s “not even sure” if he’ll “be running against Biden.” The well-known leftwing scholar said that he believes Biden will “have an LBJ moment” and “pull back” from the race in 2024 as criticism of the economy and the president’s foreign policy continues to mount.
West was referencing former President Lyndon B. Johnson, who announced on March 31, 1968, that he wouldn’t seek reelection amid criticism of his handling of the Vietnam War and questions about his health. Johnson made the announcement just a few months before the election. West believes the same thing will happen to Biden, whose campaign he doesn’t believe will last until November.
“I’m just saying,” West continued, “that I’m open to those possibilities” due to the situation’s “fluidity,” adding that Biden is “running out of gas.” He said that his real opponents are Democrats who’ve yet to declare their candidacy, especially Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and California Gov. Gavin Newsom.
West said that although the GOP ticket looks more solid than the Democratic ticket, former President Donald Trump may also back out of the race “if the weight” of “the indictments and court processes” he’s enduring “becomes too heavy.” The academic called Trump a “fascist” and a “pied piper,” while describing the president as “a milquetoast neoliberal.”
The independent candidate is generating a lot of interest from disaffected liberals and the younger generations and believes both Trump and Biden have the potential to lead America down a dark path.
West said when it comes to domestic policy, he’s more concerned about Trump, who could possibly start a civil war; and when it comes to foreign policy, West said he’s “more concerned about Biden,” who he believes could start another world war.h
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