Robert F. Kennedy Jr. has announced his candidacy for the 2024 presidential election, challenging incumbent President Joe Biden. Kennedy, son of former U.S. Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy and a prominent environmental activist, made the announcement during a rally in front of a large and enthusiastic crowd.
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Kennedy’s mission during his campaign and presidency will be to end the corrupt merger of state and corporate power that threatens to impose a new kind of corporate feudalism on the country. He plans to advocate for clean water, fight against the use of pesticides, promote renewable energy, and defend the Constitution and the Bill of Rights.
According to an exclusive USA TODAY/Suffolk University Poll, Kennedy Jr. has the backing of 14% of voters who voted for President Joe Biden in 2020. Despite being a Democrat, Kennedy Jr. has been an outspoken critic of certain government policies, particularly those related to the environment and Covid-19.
He has served as an advisor to several political campaigns and has been involved in various environmental and social justice organizations.
Roger Stone, a political consultant, suggested that Robert F. Kennedy Jr. could be a strong contender for the 2024 presidential election due to his family’s political legacy and environmental activism. Stone even said that if Kennedy performed well, Donald Trump should consider drafting him as the Republican vice-presidential candidate in a “bipartisan” unity ticket.
Kennedy’s appointment could silence those critical of Trump’s handling of Covid-19 and attract Democrats and Independents unhappy with Biden’s policies. Kennedy’s criticism of vaccine mandates and mRNA jabs may appeal to Republican voters who are skeptical of the Covid-19 vaccine and the government’s handling of the pandemic.