The Kennedy independent thing
I'm always amused by mainstream media headlines. "Could complicate Trump, Biden 2024 contest," the headline writer (who is probably not the article writer) said. They all think it's going to be Trump versus Biden, and they position the polls to ask the voters as much. Meanwhile, the shadow government attempts to prosecute Trump, and the Democrats squirm while rumors swirl that a lot of the insiders want to replace Biden with Gavin Newsom. I guess Biden can still read from a TelePrompTer okay, for now. In a year, maybe not.
I guess the Reuters article is not made-up news. The Guardian is also carrying something of the sort. Both the Reuters and the Guardian pieces reference a piece in Mediaite. This is the first time I've heard of this website. The piece in Mediaite references a "text reviewed by Mediaite.' It also says: "“Bobby feels that the DNC is changing the rules to exclude his candidacy so an independent run is the only way to go,” a Kennedy campaign insider told Mediaite." So that's what we've got.
The Mediaite article says pointlessly that "it’s unclear whether such a run would hurt the current president more than the Republican nominee." The likelihood is actually that the participation of outsider candidates in elections INCREASES the vote totals for the mainstream candidates because the outsiders' presence increases overall popular interest in voting. "Third parties" are thus in the interests of the vast majority of the American public.
RFK Jr. will now have to choose a ballot access strategy. Perhaps getting on the ballot as an independent via petition will further energize his campaign. It would also be nice if the Libertarian Party were to pick him up, but maybe the Libertarian Party has ideological qualifications for their candidates which RFK Jr. does not meet. Who knows? We'll see.
It's good that this comes out. RFK Jr. no longer appears to be wasting time with the Democrats. I saw a couple of them, Democrats, on Facebook recently, repeating the State Department's lies about Ukraine. Sheesh.