New Hampshire Dems Feel Abandoned By Biden, DNC

Protests have broken out in New Hampshire over President Biden’s decision not to appear on the primary ballot for reelection in 2024.

Outrage from disenfranchised voters has resulted from Biden and the DNC’s decision to start the Democratic Party’s primary process in South Carolina rather than New Hampshire. Some have suggested running as a write-in candidate to guarantee that his primary opponents, Dean Phillips and Marianne Williamson, would not pull off an upset.

That plan, however, has its detractors among New Hampshire voters.

In October, Rep. Dean Phillips, a centrist from Minnesota, began his campaign to unseat Biden. Some are concerned that he may gain momentum in the race now that Biden isn’t on the ballot, even though he has personally spent millions of dollars on what detractors perceive as a longshot campaign.

Phillips stated they started at zero ten weeks ago; few people know his name. He says it would be an incredible feat to reach into the 20s.

Based on the most recent survey in the Democratic primary in New Hampshire, Phillips is falling well short of that target, even though those expectations were lower a few weeks ago. He is one percentage point ahead of spiritual adviser and best-selling author Marianne Williamson, who is running for president for a second time, in a survey conducted by the University of New Hampshire and CNN on January 16–19.

Respondents from 63% of the sample indicated they would use a write-in to cast a ballot for Biden.

Former congressional candidate from New Hampshire, Matt Mowers, said that Phillips would do better than anticipated in the contest, but he assured that the incumbent president will still be re-elected.

With his favorability ratings at an all-time low and support from crucial national voting blocs decreasing, Biden has been dogged by questions about his mental health and age leading up to the 2024 presidential race.

Some influential Democrats have even proposed that Biden resign so that another candidate can defeat Trump, who was previously president. Democrats are apprehensive about Biden’s prospects of winning.