Joe Rogan, the popular podcast host, recently questioned President Joe Biden’s leadership skills on his show, “The Joe Rogan Experience.” Rogan noted Biden’s age and inability to find solutions to the country’s problems, suggesting that his reelection bid was unlikely. Comedian Dave Smith agreed, suggesting that Biden’s death was not beyond the realm of possibility.
Meanwhile, Biden is losing support from key voting blocs, particularly Hispanics, who are abandoning him in droves. His campaign’s Spanish-language website was marred by translation errors, highlighting the challenges campaigns face when trying to engage with bilingual voters.
Republicans are taking advantage of Biden’s struggles with the Latino electorate, accusing Democrats of failing to understand the issues that motivate them. Giancarlo Sopo, a Republican communications strategist who worked on translations for former President Donald Trump’s reelection campaign, criticized the Biden campaign’s word-for-word mistranslations, claiming they are not serious about going after the Hispanic vote.
If the Democrats want to win back Hispanic voters, they need a strategy that respects the concerns of the Latino community, not just in their policy positions but also in their personnel positions. Bilingual outreach will be critical, as Jess Morales Rocketto of Moonshot Strategies at Equis Research has noted.
Joe Biden’s reelection campaign must work hard to win back the Latino vote in 2024, or they risk losing key voting blocs to Republicans. With Biden’s leadership skills being called into question, and Hispanics abandoning him in droves, the Democrats have their work cut out for them.