JUST IN: Plan For ‘Blitz Primary’ To Replace Biden Is Revealed – And It Involves Taylor Swift


Democratic advisors have concocted a hopeful strategy to launch a “blitz primary” in the event that President Joe Biden is forced to step aside in the coming days, and it involves several high-profile figures.

In a memo shared with Semafor, advisors to former Presidents Barack Obama and Bill Clinton outlined how the Democratic Party may parse its best alternative nominees if the pressure on Biden becomes too great to forge ahead as he has promised. Among its lengthy list of requirements: candidates would be given just a few days to throw their hats in the ring; must promise to refrain from attacking one another; and would seek votes from pledged Democratic delegates rather than repeating divisive and expensive state primary elections.

The two authors write optimistically about how Biden’s stepping down would make him a “modern-day George Washington” in the eyes of voters and leave the country “captivated” on the Democratic contest, Semafor added.

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“We can limp to shameful, avoidable democracy-ending defeat. Or Democrats can make this Our Finest Hour. While we hope for help from Lord Almighty, the Lord helps those who help themselves,” the memo states, alluding to Biden’s recent interview with ABC anchor George Stephanopoulos in which he said only the “Lord Almighty” could force him from the race. “We need to act. Now.”

Other elements of the “blitz” primary would be a number of high-profile forums moderated by cultural icons including former first lady Michelle Obama, Oprah, superstar singer Taylor Swift, and others who have not been privy to the plan’s development, let alone agreed to participate. After a string of public appearances, the candidates would then head to the Democratic National Convention in mid-August where delegates would use a rank-choice voting system to select the party’s nominee.

Asked for his reaction, President Biden’s campaign sent a statement referring to his earlier refusal to drop out of the race. “I’m not letting one 90-minute debate wipe out three and a half years of work. I’m staying in the race, and I will beat Donald Trump,” he said in Wisconsin last week. The spokesperson pointed to aggressive fundraising in the days following the debate, including receipts from $38 million in donations.

Still, the Democratic Party’s open fissures come at the worst possible time. President Biden is suffering from his lowest approval rating on record, according to the nonpartisan FiveThirtyEight tracker, and even liberal media outlets like CNN are debunking Biden’s notion that polls are not capturing the depth of his support. Top Democrats in the U.S. House and Senate met privately over the weekend to discuss how and whether to approach the 81-year-old about exiting the race.

In a show of defiance, President Biden sat for an interview with ABC News where he chalked his poor debate performance up to a “bad night,” poor sleep, and a persistent cold that got the better of him. He refused to answer a question from reporter George Stephanopoulos about whether he would agree to take an independent third-party cognitive test to assess his mental acuity. The president said much the same during an impromptu call-in interview on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” on Monday.

“That’s why I’ve been out, testing myself, testing everywhere I go, going out and making the case. The night of that debate I was out until 2 o’clock in the morning. It drives me nuts people talking about this!” Biden exclaimed. “The bottom line here is that we’re not going anywhere — I am not going anywhere,” he continued. “I had a bad night. But the fact of the matter is — if there was something that was wrong that night, it’s not like it’s one night and it goes away. That’s why I’ve been out, I’ve been testing myself.”

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