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‘Winning in November Is Unlikely’

Actor George Clooney, known for his significant Democratic fundraising efforts, most recently raising $30 million for President Joe Biden, is now urging Biden to end his reelection campaign due to concerns over his age.

Clooney expressed his thoughts in an opinion piece for The New York Times titled “I Love Joe Biden. But We Need A New Nominee.”

“I love Joe Biden,” Clooney wrote. “He’s a great senator, vice president, and president. I consider him a friend and believe in his character and morals.”

However, Clooney highlighted that no one can turn back time.

“It’s painful to say, but the Joe Biden I saw three weeks ago at the fundraiser isn’t the same as the Joe Biden from 2010, or even 2020. He’s not the same person we saw at the debate,” Clooney added.

Biden’s debate performance last month against former President Donald Trump has left Democrats uneasy, and party leaders are contemplating supporting another candidate.

“Was he just tired? Maybe had a cold? Possibly. But our leaders need to stop pretending that 51 million people didn’t see what we saw,” Clooney continued. Biden’s team attributed his debate performance to a cold, which made his voice shallow and raspy.

The actor mentioned that Democrats are anxious every time Biden appears in front of a camera or microphone, fearing another slip-up.

“We won’t win in November with this president. Moreover, we risk losing the House and the Senate,” Clooney stated. “This isn’t just my opinion; every senator, congress member, and governor I’ve spoken with privately agrees, regardless of their public statements.”

Clooney argued that claiming Biden’s nomination is a settled matter is “disingenuous” given the new and troubling information. He believes a new candidate could leverage the Biden campaign’s substantial funds. He encouraged Democrats like Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and California Gov. Gavin Newsom to join the race and engage in debates where they refrain from attacking each other.

“Would it be messy? Yes. Democracy is messy. But it would energize our party and attract voters who had already tuned out even before the June debate. Absolutely,” Clooney concluded.

Read the full piece at The New York Times.

Source: The New York Times, HuffPost