Political analyst weighs in on Biden’s visit to Pennsylvania

Political analyst weighs in on Biden’s visit to Pennsylvania

EYEWITNESS NEWS (WBRE/WYOU) — President Joe Biden made two stops Sunday in Pennsylvania, one of several key battleground states. The campaign stops come amid growing calls within his own party for him to drop out of the race.

28/22 News reporter Gianna Galli sat down with a political analyst to get his take.

After a tough debate in June, President Biden is now trying to convince the Democratic Party that he is fit for a second term.

Political analyst David Yonki believes Democrats and Biden will have their work cut out for him if he wants to win his party’s nomination.

“We have a lot to do, but we can do it. We are on the cusp of accomplishing a lot. I mean it,” President Biden said.

President Joe Biden campaigns in Harrisburg on a sweltering Sunday afternoon as his campaign comes under intense pressure.

“It’s a disgrace that anyone is going to be judged on 90 minutes of one particular thing in their career,” said political analyst David Yonki.

Yonki talks about the June debate that turned into chaos.

Following Biden’s slow performance against former president and likely Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, calls have grown for President Biden to drop out of the race.

“Now, I admit that was bad, but unless something similar happens in the next week, I think the Democratic Party should give him a chance to make his case,” Yonki continued.

But on Sunday, four Democrats in Congress joined untold numbers of other party members who say they have heard enough.

They would rather see another Democrat win the party’s nomination for president, like Vice President Kamala Harris.

“It would be a great relief to have a new candidate, especially in such a short period of time,” Yonki added.

“And I have honestly never been more optimistic about the future of America if we stick together,” Biden said.

Earlier on Sunday, the president campaigned at a Philadelphia church, where he urged his supporters to remain united.

“I think he needs to make sure he’s at his best. I think he needs to be consistent and a bit more forceful,” Yonki explained.

Biden’s visit to Harrisburg was his first to the state Capitol since 2020, but marked his 10th stop in the state this year.

Battleground states like Pennsylvania are expected to prove crucial to the outcome of the election.

“The Democratic Party in Pennsylvania and across the state is going to have to step up its efforts and for every three votes the Republican Party gets, they will have to get five,” Yonki said.

Yonki believes the decision on whether Biden remains in the race or withdraws should be made in the next two weeks.

Yonki also says that it should be a personal decision made by the president himself.