RFK Jr. vs. Biden: Who would be a better President?

AP / Matt Rourke

Fact Box

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  • Joseph R. Biden, Jr. was inaugurated as the 46th president on Wednesday, January 20, 2021. He announced his 2024 reelection campaign on April 25, 2023. 
  • Robert F. Kennedy Jr. (RFK Jr.) initially announced his presidential bid on April 19 under the Democrat party before declaring an independent bid in October 2023. He has since faced challenges securing ballot access
  • Before running, RFK Jr. was an environmental attorney, now more commonly known for his outspoken views on vaccine efficacy and US chronic disease.
  • RFK Jr. was born to a well-known political family on January 17, 1954. His uncle, John F. Kennedy (JFK), served as the 35th president, and his father, RFK Sr., ran for president. Both were assassinated: JFK in 1963 and RFK Sr. in 1968
  • RFK Jr.’s campaign policies include resolving the humanitarian crisis at the US-southern border, dismantling the “military industrial complex,” protecting the environment, and more.
  • On April 18, 2024, several Kennedy family members publicly endorsed Biden for president. RFK Jr. tweeted, 'I am pleased they are politically active — it’s a family tradition. We are divided in our opinions but united in our love for each other.'
  • An April 25 Axios report found that Biden and Trump are tied 46%-46% in the latest Quinnipiac poll, but with RFK Jr. in the mix, voters swung 47% to Biden and 29% to Trump.

Andrew (Biden)

RFK Jr. has consistently pedaled conspiracy theories surrounding vaccines, including both COVID-19 and run-of-the-mill childhood immunizations. We have already seen the public health carnage that was caused by former President Trump's misinformation on the topic and do not need to repeat it. Conversely, President Biden has a proven track record of steering our nation out of the greatest public health crisis in recent memory. We don't need more lies and bogus science; we need leaders who defer to experts and follow consensus. In this regard, President Biden is a better choice. 

With President Biden, we get a stable and functional government; with RFK Jr., we would return to the sideshow-style White House of the Trump years. RFK's suggestions that school shootings are linked to antidepressants, gender dysphoria is a result of environmental chemical exposure, and claims of past election fraud are fine for far-off corners of the internet but have no place coming from Presidential briefings. Such controversial opinions are better not presented from the Oval Office. Biden has a proven record as president, which includes turning around runaway inflation, addressing household costs in a meaningful way, making significant investments in infrastructure, supporting foreign allies in times of conflict, and passing legislation on climate change and marriage equality. RFK Jr, on the other hand, has no political experience and can only mount his campaign because of his family name and wealth. We don't need rich 'nepotism babies' who are out of touch with the majority of Americans in positions of power; we need experienced leaders with proven track records. 

Luis (RFK Jr.)

In the current state of the country, reelecting President Biden would be worse than a surprising victory of the independent candidate Robert F. Kennedy. The lawyer would be the better choice over Biden, who has become a polarizing figure. Instead of reducing the political burnout and polarization he inherited from past administrations, he has made it even worse.

Now that we’ve lived through a President Biden term, we can see what has resulted from it. Not increased American prosperity or freedom but censorship; unprecedented political targeting of Trump and pro-lifers; multiple foreign conflicts, including abandoning Americans in Afghanistan; record-high inflation and interest rates due to reckless spending policies; and a wide-open border that has absorbed over 7 million foreign nationals, increasing drug and human trafficking as well as crime. Biden has done such a poor job that RFK Jr. is right to see that Americans desperately need a change. Biden's presidency has been characterized by a number of issues that need to be solved as soon as possible to end the country’s suffering.

And while President Biden isn't seen as a radical, he hasn't become a “unifying” leader who can work with both parties. Many political analysts believe Kennedy would be better than Biden in this aspect, as he has shown his willingness to get along with both parties. Kennedy would be a better option than Biden because if he were reelected, the US would probably experience a widespread crisis. What's even worse is that, because of Biden's age, it would be difficult for him to solve the problem in his next four years at the White House. Biden should retire and let someone new run the country; otherwise, America will continue to suffer under his tenure.

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