President Joe Biden’s closest challenger, Robert F. Kennedy Jr., has accused the Democratic National Committee of “rigging” the process in favor of the incumbent.
RFK Jr. told “Forbes Newsroom” that it was “quite evident” that the DNC did not want a primary.
Kennedy hesitated to use the term “coronation,” yet he said it accurately describes what they want. He said, in essence, they’re altering the system so that democracy can hardly operate. They deny Democratic voters a real say in who will represent their party at the presidential nomination level. He said, “It’s rigged.”
RFK Jr. estimates that he would need to win “80% of the states to defeat President Biden” if the procedures for allocating Democratic primary delegates are approved on Thursday, as he has proposed.
He said the DNC says they don’t need a primary since they already have a candidate; therefore, the money spent on him and maybe Marianne Williamson is wasted.
Kennedy called it a rigged process. He said at this point in the United States’ history, many people believe that democracy is inherently flawed, that the political system is corrupt, and that the people’s voices are being drowned out. And the Democratic National Committee is taking a number of actions that sadly reinforce that attitude.
RFK Jr. mentioned the need for “retail politics” at “barber shops” and “diners” and “really speak to folks instead of just contributors” in the early primary states of Iowa and New Hampshire.
Kennedy said that it would be bad for democracy if President Biden only spoke with his contributors— similar to the Russian oligarchy in that sense. Half of Americans can’t come up with $1,000 in an emergency, so he’s living in a bubble and just talking to extremely rich Americans who aren’t undergoing many of the challenges affecting most of the people in this nation, he added.
He concluded that the statements that “Bidenomics” are successful are “gaslighting” the American people.
The good old days are not returning to their nation, he remarked.