Dems launch PR campaign to save Biden's re-election bid after debate disaster: report

"They're all-in, and want him to stay in," a Biden source said. The source told the outlet that the campaign is "charging ahead" despite the fallout from the debate.   


A huge public relations campaign to keep President Joe Biden in the presidential race is reportedly underway after his dismal debate performance last week. After the debacle, liberal pundits to the New York Times were calling for him to drop out of the race before November.   

According to a report from Axios, Biden has no interest in stepping aside as the presumptive nominee for the Democrat Party in the 2024 presidential race. In addition, a massive PR campaign is underway to reassure skittish Democrats to get behind the incumbent president. 

The outlet reported that Jill Biden, as well as other family members, are all in agreement that Joe should not step out of the race. During a family gathering on Sunday, those family members close to the president, including Hunter Biden, went through a session with celebrity photographer Annie Leibovitz. The Biden family is insisting that Joe stay in the race for president.   

"They're all-in, and want him to stay in," a Biden source told Axios. The source told the outlet that the campaign is "charging ahead" despite the fallout from the debate.   

Friends and family members of the president blamed aides of the president for the poor debate performance. They complained about data-heavy answers, make-up, as well as his briefing on camera angles. However, Biden brought in his former Chief of Staff Ron Klain to smooth over concerns about the amount of prep he had. A Biden campaign press contact told the outlet, "The aides who prepped the president have been with him for years, often decades, seeing him through victories and challenges. He maintains strong confidence in them."  

Biden's inner circle is attempting to argue that the debate should not be the determining factor in his candidacy, however, a poll taken after the debate indicates that a majority of Americans want him replaced on the Democratic ticket for president.   

A source close to Biden said that Democrats now second-guessing Biden's status as the presumptive nominee "don't get to decide" what happens.   

The outlet reported that the "Biden survival strategy" campaign involves the following: Dismissing concerns over the debate, squeezing polls to show Biden is fine after the debate, warning that chaos will ensue if Biden is not the nominee, keeping close to elected leaders like Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and House Democratic Leader Hakeem Jeffries (both are reportedly concerned for their seats over the debate), reassuring donors about Biden's abilities, proving Biden is energetic and able to do the job, engaging with friendly media but ignore those wanting him to go, and having Biden give a good speech at the DNC as well as a strong showing at the next debate.  
The PR campaign may prove to be difficult amid the many reports that have brought Biden's age and mental fitness into question and with over 51 million viewers who watched the debate with Trump and Biden, it may prove to be difficult for the president to recover. Trump's campaign declared victory within minutes after the debate and a flash poll suggested that Americans feel the same way, with 67 percent of viewers in a flash poll saying that Trump won the debate.  

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