George Clooney to the Ny Times: "I love Biden but we need a new candidate"

“I love Joe Biden, but we need a new candidate.” This is the message that the actor George Clooney, friend of the President of the United States, launched from the columns of the New York Times with a harsh article in which download Bidenafter the disappointing performance in the television duel at the end of June with Donald Trump.

“I love Joe Biden – he writes – as a senator, as a vice president and as a president, I consider him a friend, I believe in him. I believe in his character, I believe in his morals. In the last four years he has won many of the battles he has faced”. “But one battle that cannot be won – he adds – is the one against time. None of us can. It is devastating to say this, but the Joe Biden who three weeks ago was at the fundraiser nhe wasn’t the ‘fucking great’ Joe Biden of 2010. And not even the Joe Biden of 2020. He was the same man we all saw at the debate.”

Biden “was tired? Yes,” Clooney continued in his speech, “did he have a cold? Maybe. But our party leaders need to stop telling us that 51 million people didn’t see what we saw.”

We are all terrified – he adds – by the prospect of a second Trump term, whose signals we have chosen to ignore. The interview (that Biden gave last week, ed.) with George Stephanopouos has only reinforced what we saw the week before.”

“As Democrats,” he continued, “we hold our breath or turn down the volume every time we see the President, whom we respect, exit Air Force One or walk back to the microphone to answer an unexpected question.” “Is it appropriate to point out these things?” the actor wonders. “It has to be. It’s a question of age, nothing else. We will not win in November with this President, and we will not take the House and lose the Senate. This is not just my opinion, but the opinion of every senator, congressman and governor I’ve spoken to privatelyregardless of what he or she says publicly.”

The actor mentions the possible candidates, from Wes Moore a Kamala Harris, dto Gretchen Whitmer to Gavin Newsom and Andy Beshear and JB Pritzker and others. Clooney asks to decide quickly and then go to the convention scheduled for next month.

“Will it be chaotic? Yes,” he replies, “democracy is chaotic, but it would revive the party and wake up the voters. The short time until election day would be an advantage, not a danger. This can be an exciting moment for democracy, as we have seen with the two hundred or so candidates who have stepped aside in France to save their democracy from the far right.”

“Joe Biden – he concludes – is a hero: he saved democracy in 2020. We need him to do it again in 2024”.

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