New York Times: Biden will concede to Trump if he continues to ignore wavering voters

In an article for The New York Times, former adviser to Bill and Hillary Clinton Mark Penn criticised Joe Biden’s election programme. According to the expert, the incumbent US president risks losing because he does not pay enough attention to centrist voters who are dissatisfied with many of his policy decisions.

New York Times: Biden will concede to Trump if he continues to ignore wavering voters

President Biden is making a serious mistake in his campaign. If he wants to be re-elected for a second term, he shouldn’t bet only on his electoral base, former Bill and Hillary Clinton adviser Mark Penn wrote in an article for The New York Times.

According to him, the head of the White House pays too much attention to the leftist agenda. At the same time, he is indifferent to the hesitant centrist voters who regularly change their political preferences and are likely to be a key factor in the November elections.

We’re talking about wavering Americans who are unhappy with immigration, inflation, a climate course they consider extreme, and a weak foreign policy under the current administration. They are likely to return Trump to power if their sentiments “cannot be mitigated,” the op-ed author warns.

But Biden is in no hurry to appeal to this category of US citizens. On the contrary, the president is actively promoting ideas popular among his key electorate about expanding social programmes, despite the huge budget deficit. In addition, the more he panders to the left by reducing his support for Israel, the weaker he looks and the more his foreign policy ratings collapse, Penn emphasises.