Robert F. Kennedy Jr. has an entire political legacy behind him – and yet, the Democrats aren’t rallying behind him. There are a few reasons for this, of course. One, he dared to go against Joe Biden. Two, he’s been outspoken against the COVID vaccines and the way the Biden administration handled the COVID outbreak.
RFK Jr. could be the moderate that the country needs to bring the two parties together. There’s no way that we can even consider unity if we have a divisive president in office – and that means that neither Biden nor Trump could accomplish unity.
Although RFK Jr. is a Democrat, his Party isn’t interested in supporting him.
It’s why, as the New York Times has said, he’s “flirting” with the Libertarian Party.
He’s had to explore other options since the Democrats simply aren’t interested in what he has to say.
Joining a third party could be an interesting choice. However, no third party has ever won the presidency. What it would do, however, is take votes away from Democratic and Republican candidates – and neither party is looking forward to that.
Angela McCardle, the chair for the Libertarian Party, met with Kennedy in July. She said “We’re aligned on a lot of issues.” This includes things from environmental protection to civil rights.
Meanwhile, Matt Bennett discusses why RFK Jr. should not head to the Libertarian Party. Bennett is the co-founder of a Democratic centrist group known as Third Way. They are focused on stopping the “No Labels” effort so that there are no more than two choices for president on the ballot.
He’s said, “We’ve been very clear that third parties in close elections can be very dangerous and would almost certainly hurt the president. That would be true of a No Labels candidate and it would be true of RFK.”
Right now, Kennedy’s campaign is saying that he hasn’t sought to be represented by another political party. He’s trailing Biden by about 50 points in most of the national polls.
Of course, things could change at any moment.