While many election polls give Joe Biden an edge over President Trump, Former Clinton advisor and strategist Dick Morris isn’t quite so sure.
Appearing on New York AM 970 radio’s “The Cats Roundtable,” Morris compared the likely Democratic nomination of Biden to “a suicide march.”
Though there are signs that Biden is a weak candidate who doesn’t have the ability to win a general election, Democrats are “stubborn people,” Morris said.
The COVID-19 pandemic has caused immense damage to the U.S. economy. When faced with the choice of Biden or Trump, people would rather trust Trump with the economy, Morris predicts. After all, Trump build it the first time prior to the Wuhan virus and Americans loved it.
Listen to Morris’ prediction below:
There are many reasons why former Vice President might be seen as a weak candidate against President Trump.
During the interview, Dick Morris focused on Trump's economic success and the likelihood that Americans would rather trust Trump to rebuild the economy.
According to Breitbart, Morris says that Trump has "an enormous advantage," even if it isn't obvious right now:
Sunday on New York AM 970 radio’s “The Cats Roundtable,” former Bill Clinton adviser Dick Morris weighed in on what appears to be former Vice President Joe Biden’s Democratic presidential nomination for 2020.
Morris said a Biden nomination is “like a suicide march” with the Democrats, adding President Donald Trump has “an enormous advantage” because of his ability to rebuild the economy following the coronavirus pandemic.
“It’s hard to see. It’s like a suicide march with them. But, you know, they’re pretty stubborn people,” Morris told host John Catsimatidis.” I think we have to understand this whole situation is very much in Trump’s political advantage.”
He continued, “The country will need one thing: To get its economy moving again. And that’s what Trump is good at. That’s what Trump has done. It’s like your house burns down, and who do you choose to rebuild the house? The guy who built it the first time and you loved it, or an architect you have no confidence in, you’ve never worked with before? That’s going to be an enormous advantage for Trump as we move into the election.”
Joe Biden will also have to heal the fractured Democratic party.
Many so-called "Bernie bros" are unwilling to hold their nose to vote for Biden.
Meanwhile, President Trump enjoys rock-steady approval ratings within the Republican party, even as the media attempts to blame him for every piece of bad news related to COVID-19.
Beyond politics, there are also legitimate questions about Joe Biden's ability to govern the country.
In virtually every interview, appearance, or rally, Biden has had numerous gaffes and stumbles.
Many political observers are curious to see what a debate between an articulate President Trump and a fumbling Biden would look like.
Former Clinton advisor and strategist Dick Morris, however, theorizes that it's at least possible that New York Governor Cuomo becomes a write-in candidate for the Democratic nomination.
According to the New York Post, Morris predicts a write-in movement for Cuomo:
Dick Morris, a former adviser to President Bill Clinton, says he doesn’t believe Democrtic frontrunner Joe Biden has a lock on the 2020 nomination — because Gov. Andrew Cuomo could be the recipient of a “write-in movement.”
“Biden thinks he has the nomination sewn up, but I’m not so sure. Cuomo has been doing very well with his daily press event. The heart-wrenching drama of him and his brother on the air really attracted vast audiences — a tremendous sympathy,” Morris told host John Catsimatidis on his AM 970 show, “The Cat’s Roundtable,” in an interview that aired Sunday.
“It’s perfectly possible for Cuomo to replace Biden as a nominee. Biden has about 1,200 delegates, but you need 1,900 to win the nomination. Most of the states have postponed their primaries,” Morris continued.
“And New York, with over 200 delegates, has postponed its primary until June 23, the last in the country. I don’t think that’s a coincidence. I think Cuomo may have postponed it so that it increases chances. You could have a write-in movement for Cuomo.”
The governor has been in the spotlight with his daily coronavirus briefings where he explains the state’s efforts to fight the pandemic, urges President Trump and other leaders for medical equipment and sometimes relates folksy stories about his family.
While Joe Biden has been largely sidelined during the COVID-19 pandemic, Governor Cuomo has been giving daily briefings on the status of the virus in New York.
So far, Trump and Cuomo have been dominating the headlines, and Biden seems like an after thought.
"The other thing that's happening is that there is no more oxygen left in the room for Joe Biden," Morris said.
In a few weeks, we'll know if Morris' predictions come true!