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Boston Globe Editorial Board Says Joe Biden Shouldn’t Run For President This Year

July 5, 2024

A left-leaning newspaper in Massachusetts called on President Joe Biden to step aside this week.

The Boston Globe, a publication that consistently endorses Democrats, wants someone other than Biden to be the Democratic Party’s nominee. The editorial board published an editorial urging Biden to step aside on Wednesday, July 3, responding to his tumultuous debate performance on CNN last week.

Here is what the editorial said, in part:


For years during the Trump administration, Democrats lambasted Republican members of Congress who refused to say publicly what they were saying privately:  that Trump was unfit to be president.

We understand why Democrats are hesitant to do the same thing now to a respected president from their own party. It is partly because managing the ravages of age is not equivalent to being a dishonest and incompetent president. But it is also because they fear that questions about Biden’s fitness as a candidate will ultimately translate into questions about his fitness to serve as president. And that will only strengthen Trump’s hand.

We understand those fears — and therefore their silence. But the time for silence has passed.


The editorial mentioned Vice President Kamala Harris and Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer as potential Biden replacements on the ticket.


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