"He's Not Dropping Out": Biden Digs In After Disastrous Debate

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by Tyler Durden
Friday, Jun 28, 2024 - 03:00 PM

President Joe Biden is "not dropping out" of the 2024 race despite his party's collective freakout over last night's debate performance, which put his severe cognitive decline on display, raising questions about who's actually running the country.

"Of course he’s not dropping out," campaign spokesman Seth Schuster told The Hill

Biden echoed Schuster, saying at a post-debate waffle house stop following the debate: "No. It’s hard to debate a liar. The New York Times pointed out he lied 26 times."

CNN confirmed the reporting, adding that Biden says he's committed to the next debate in September.

Meanwhile, Democrats are in crisis mode, according to Bloomberg's Jessica Karl, who highlights three articles suggesting 1) Biden should step aside, 2) Kamala Harris 'won the debate ... emerging as a better spokesperson for Biden and a possible option should Democrats seriously rethink him as the top of the ticket and move to replace him,' and 3) Gavin Newsom is 'ready for the Biden emergency.'

As we noted earlier (via, Democrats are strongly urging the White House to ask Biden to step down following last night.

According to CNN’s John King, there will now be a mad last minute scramble to force Biden off the ticket.

King said there was “A deep, a wide, and a very aggressive panic in the Democratic Party, it started minutes into the debate and it continues right now.”

"I wish Biden would reflect on this debate performance and then announce his decision to withdraw from the race, throwing the choice of Democratic nominee to the convention," posted the NY Times' Nicholas Kristof on X.

All of that may be wishful thinking as Biden clings to the Ring of Power.