Rock great Eric Clapton reportedly raised $2.2 million for Robert F. Kennedy Jr.’s 2024 presidential campaign. Kennedy thanked Clapton in a Tuesday announcement by the Democratic candidate.
In an Instagram post, RFK Jr. appreciated Clapton “for bringing his musical artistry and rebellious attitude” to an event he threw in Los Angeles. He attached a photo of himself and Clapton, in which Clapton can be seen beaming broadly, to the message.
Supporters of RFK Jr. also appeared satisfied with the campaign’s progress. One commenter said that the whole country is tired of both parties and ready for a new beginning, and this guy might be it.
The Real Clear Politics average shows that RFK Jr. is polling roughly 12 percent in the Democratic primary, and Clapton is the latest celebrity or tech magnate to back him.
Since making his statement, RFK Jr. has garnered support from a wide range of people, including Jack Dorsey, the founder of Twitter, and Woody Harrelson, the actor.
Despite attempts by media sources like Axios to brand RFK Jr. as the “anti-vax” candidate—despite his significant work and research in the field of vaccinations—there appears to be a growing consensus in favor of electing this political outsider.
If Robert F. Kennedy Jr. runs for president as an independent in 2024, a new survey suggests that one-third of Democratic voters will support him, which might give Donald Trump the White House.
57% of probable Democratic voters plan to support Biden in the Democratic primary, compared to 25% for Kennedy, 3% for Marianne Williamson, and 7% for any other candidate, according to a poll conducted by Rasmussen Reports.
Kennedy, the nephew of assassinated President John F. Kennedy, has emerged as Joe Biden’s most formidable Democratic Party opponent for the 2024 presidential election since he declared his candidacy in April. Fox News host Sean Hannity called Kennedy the Democrats’ “best chance” to topple Biden, despite his party affiliation, because of his skepticism about the coronavirus vaccination.