What is particularly eyebrow-raising about this proclamation is the timing. It’s only July of 2022. Biden’s challenger has announced his candidacy and we’re still months away from November’s midterm elections, and Biden has only been in office for eighteen months. We should also recognize that we haven’t had a single candidate officially announce their candidacy on the other side of the aisle, as not one Republican has announced their intentions to run in 2024 yet.
Biden’s been hemorrhaging votes from working-class white and Hispanic voters, and if the trend of black voters abandoning him continues, it could signal a seismic shift in the opinions of our electorate. Van Jones, and indeed others on the left, no doubt recognize these trends, and offering these types of thoughts in plain sight is equivalent to ship signaling “SOS.” The Democrats are trouble, the media knows it, and Van Jones just confirmed it.