WaPo admits Biden, Dems seeking to 'call upon' Taylor Swift for campaign boost

"Biden would love to have her endorsement."


Nikki Haley claimed it was just a MAGA conspiracy theory. CNN and The New York Times had a meltdown over the idea that Democrats would attempt to activate Taylor Swift to get her fans to vote Biden. Then it was revealed that the Biden team was seeking Swift's endorsement, and now the Washington Post reports that Dem staffers are actively going after her and her fans to boost the progressive incumbent.

The "Hill Swifites" met up last week, WaPo reported, and discussed how they insert "Swift references" into press releases. "Thank goodness we have Taylor Swift," one of them said, "otherwise I wonder if I'd be into QAnon."

The left has apparently been "thirsting for Swift," who has legions of devoted young female fans, is pro-abortion, for LGBTQ ideology, and "whose known views generally aligns with Democrats." 

Meanwhile, the accusations and allegations against Jack Posobiec, MAGA, and others on the right were that the notion that Biden and his staffers would attempt to bring Swift into the fold, that she and her new boyfriend football player are going to be Democrat assets was just silly. Now it's happening.

"Team Biden is playing any Swift strategy close to the vest: A campaign and White House spokesperson both declined to comment on Swift-specific outreach," WaPo reports. Co-chair of the Biden reelection campaign Mitch Landrieu said of Swift "Biden would love to have her endorsement."

And apparently, Biden is learning more about Swift everyday. Former comms director Kate Bedingfield has briefed Biden on Swift's song-ownership drama, and said that a Swift endorsement could make a difference in bringing "her fans who aren't deeply engaged in politics" into the fold.

Bedingfield even gave her the words to say, offering "These are the stakes in this election, and here’s why I’m going to vote Joe Biden and Kamala Harris and I hope you will, too." 

The campaign team has been trying to make contact. "Bidenworld has been inundated with suggestions for how to try to make a Swift endorsement happen," the Washington Post reports, "from the person who claimed they had a secret plan with their lawyers that would soon be making its way to Swift’s lawyers, to the person who claimed their brother had played on the same basketball team as Swift’s brother back in Pennsylvania — a swing state! — and perhaps that could be an in. Supporters regularly send aides the latest paparazzi snaps of Swift and her friends out on the town — just in case someone knows someone who knows someone who knows Swift!"

Swift has endorsed Dems in the past, notably those in her adopted home state of Tennessee. She also boosted the Biden camp's selection of Kamala Harris as VP in 2020. She didn't give a formal endorsement, but she did post about it.

The Washington Post reports that Swift is one of many big-name celebs the Biden campaign is looking to court. "Big names like Swift will be called upon, the campaign hopes, for a moment in the fall to lend a jolt of excitement to voter registration or get-out-the-vote efforts," the outlet said.

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