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May 16, 2023

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The Real Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.

The National Review reports: While Republican affairs can certainly get rough and unseemly at times, it’s usually the Democratic Party we can turn to for lessons in cold, unsentimental power politics. Consider, for instance, the reception accorded by the party establishment and like-minded reporters to an unexpected entrant into the 2024 presidential race, Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., a man who rates, one might have supposed, the respect due a worthy contender and honest dissenter. After declaring his candidacy last month, RFK, Jr. immediately showed at 14 percent in polls. Mild alarm followed, among supporters of President Biden, when two weeks later the next round of polling gave Kennedy an average of 20 percent. You could tell this was a bit of a shock because, almost instantly, the Washington Post dismissed it as nothing, in a hurried item headlined “Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.’s Threat to Biden Is Inflated. Here’s Why.” As surely as any Kennedy could once expect to be fawned over by Post reporters, this Kennedy — especially if he starts drawing crowds and votes — is never to be spared condescension and rebuke. The “why,” in case you haven’t heard, is that RFK, Jr. has in recent years been airing “controversial,” “dangerous” views, and this makes him, says the Post, a “fringe figure” you needn’t take seriously. Among his many provocations: Kennedy claims that pandemic lockdowns were calamitous for working people and for children; that citizens should choose for themselves whether to receive vaccines; that corporate influences on government are pervasive and corrupting; and that censorship contrived by the state is intolerable. Worse even than these outrages, during the pandemic this man called into question the conduct and veracity of Anthony Fauci. And this offense — challenging Doctor Fauci! — is still regarded as the most shameful assault on science since the persecution of Galileo. It doesn’t matter that, point for point, RFK, Jr. makes a strong case and most everyone knows it. His problem is, the prohibition on saying such things has not been lifted.  Read the full opinion piece here. If you resonate with this message please subscribe to our newsletter to learn more.

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May 15, 2023

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JFK's Nephew Confident He Can Beat Biden, Be 2024 Democratic Presidential Candidate

International Business Times reports: Robert F. Kennedy Jr. thinks that he would be able to beat President Joe Biden for the 2024 Democratic nomination for president even without a debate. The nephew of former President John F. Kennedy told Fox News Digital that his privately-commissioned polling showed that he has more than a slim chance of beating Biden in the primary. "Yes, I can win," Kennedy confidently answered when asked if he can defeat Biden. "The public polls are showing me at 20% over for the Democrats, and our private polling is showing that I have very strong support among independents and even Republicans," he claimed. Read the full article here. If you resonate with this message please subscribe to our newsletter to learn more.

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May 12, 2023

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Should the Left Give RFK, Jr. a Chance?

Counterpunch reports: If Joe Biden was hoping to sail through to renomination despite abysmal approval ratings, that’s not going to happen anymore, even if all the potential establishment candidates have backed out. Likewise, if the president still thinks he can avoid debating what I’m sure will be a serious challenger, backed up by rapidly rising poll numbers (RFK Jr. is already at 19%, within a few days of declaring), then he is sorely mistaken. Avoiding debate, and dismissing your opponent as beneath notice despite popularity, suggests a fatal flaw that will rear its ugly head at some point. When I heard his campaign declaration speech, I was touched even more than my enthusiasm at comparable moments in Ralph Nader’s 2000 candidacy or the early days of Bernie Sanders’s 2016 campaign. Kennedy is picking up the baton from these earlier iterations of protest against extreme corporate power allied with state tyranny. To these he is adding a unique poetic calibration of his own, which comes from his unmatched personal experience as the nephew and son of a slain president and a possible future president respectively. I have never known him to play up his traumatic experience for cheap gain, and he is not likely to do so now. Rather, he appeals—like the older Nader in particular—because he speaks in a voice of reason harkening to a rhetorical style that has mostly passed from the American scene. I doubt that we have heard such eloquence and intelligence since the great charismatic leaders of the sixties, our latter-day politicians having spoken mostly in a narrowcasting language of transactionalism.  Read the full opinion piece here. If you resonate with this message please subscribe to our newsletter to learn more.

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May 12, 2023

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Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. is the Candidate to Heal the Great Divide

The Berkshire Eagle reports:  It has been 55 years since Sen. Robert F. Kennedy stepped onto the presidential nominating stage to try to mend the massive breach that had opened in American society. The country was torn asunder by the Vietnam War, racism, poverty, the assassination of President John F. Kennedy and the soon-to-be assassination of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. A great divide — between white and Black Americans, rich and poor, the working class and the upper class — was opening wide. The Tet Offensive had just ripped the face off the official lies about the course of the war in Vietnam and the emperor, President Lyndon Johnson, stood naked and would soon announce that he would not run again. On March 16, 1968, Sen. Kennedy declared his candidacy with these words: “I run to seek new policies — policies to end the bloodshed in Vietnam and in our cities, policies to close the gaps that now exist between black and white, between rich and poor, between young and old, in this country and around the rest of the world.” By the end of 1968, a plague year if there ever were one, Richard Nixon and his goon squad prepared to occupy the White House, Vietnam raged on and everything King and Kennedy stood for seemed lost. Something died, all hope seemed lost and the perilous course RFK spoke of was never stopped. Today, hope is resurrected. Enter Robert F. Kennedy Jr., who declared his candidacy for the Democratic nomination for president on April 19 in Boston. Read the full opinion piece here. If you resonate with this message please subscribe to our newsletter to learn more.

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May 10, 2023

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The Courage of RFK, Jr.

The American Conservative reports: As RFK Jr. pleads with liberals to safeguard the First Amendment, defend civil liberties, reject cancel culture, and defeat “lockdown liberalism,” it hardly matters what he calls himself, conservative or liberal. The urgency of his message obliges all Americans of conscience—left or right—to listen. Championing freedom from “crony capitalism” and businesses that “capture and manipulate government agencies” to “escape the discipline of the free market and force the public to pay their production costs” is not the lingo of left-wing demagoguery. Neither is condemning “corporate kleptocracy,” or “socialism for the rich and a very savage and brutal and merciless brand of capitalism for the poor.” In fact, Kennedy’s pledge “to end the corrupt merger between state and corporate power that has ruined our economy, shattered the middle class, polluted our landscapes and waters, poisoned our children, and robbed us of our values and freedoms” is a powerful entreaty to morality and faith. Read the full article here. If you resonate with this message please subscribe to our newsletter to learn more.

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May 06, 2023

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Robert Kennedy Jr. to Make Campaign Debut at Bitcoin Conference

NBC News reports: Before stumping in an early primary state like New Hampshire, Kennedy will keynote the Bitcoin 2023 conference, billed as the “biggest bitcoin event in the world,” where tickets start at $899 and the all-access VIP “Whale” pass goes for $9,999. “We asked him to speak after hearing his positive comments toward the bitcoin industry,” said Brandon Green, chief of staff to conference organizer BTC Media. Kennedy will not be paid for his appearance, Green said. And his spokesperson, Stefanie Spear, said Kennedy would not accept speaking fees for any events during his 2024 presidential campaign.  Read the full article here. If you resonate with this message please subscribe to our newsletter to learn more.

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May 05, 2023

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Will Media Censors Never Quit?ABC’s Foolish Omissions in RFK Interview

The New York Post reports: ABC News did a wide-ranging interview with Robert Kennedy Jr. the other day. The ABC reporter asked him a number of challenging questions, notably about the lack of support from his own family for his presidential run. It was interesting stuff, and good journalism — having on the heterodox, newly minted presidential candidate, allowing him to make the case for his candidacy and forcing him to think and reflect out loud.  Read the full opinion piece here. If you resonate with this message please subscribe to our newsletter to learn more.

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May 05, 2023

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Despite Spending Little Money, Kennedy’s Poll Numbers Keep Ticking Up

The New York Sun reports: The surprising success of a maverick presidential run by a scion of the Kennedy family, Robert F. Kennedy Jr., points to a problem that Democrats are doing their best to ignore: Few in the party’s rank and file are jazzed about the incumbent, and some of them are willing to embrace even the kookiest of candidates as a result. Despite spending little money and being largely shunned by the mainstream press — silenced mid-interview in some cases — Mr. Kennedy’s poll numbers keep ticking up. Before he formally announced his candidacy April 19, a Morning Consult poll had him at 10 percent among Democratic voters. Just more than a week later, he was polling at 21 percent in an Emerson College poll.  Read the full article here. If you resonate with this message please subscribe to our newsletter to learn more.

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May 03, 2023

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Russell Brand's Take on Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. Presidential Campaign

Russell Brand's take on Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.'s presidential campaign: Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. has been smeared by almost every media organization reporting on his Presidential campaign launch. But is there a reason they only focus on his medical opinions, rather than his stance on environmental issues, the corrupt relationships between government and big business, and endless war? And does his surge to 19% in the polls suggest he’s a genuine threat to Biden? Watch here:   If you resonate with this message please subscribe to our newsletter to learn more.

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May 03, 2023

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Biden Voters Want President to Face Debate in 2024

Newsweek reports: A majority of voters who backed President Joe Biden in 2020 believe he should face debates with other Democratic presidential candidates, according to a new poll conducted for Newsweek. A Redfield & Wilton Strategies poll carried out on April 30 found that 79% of eligible voters who voted for Biden agree that the Democratic Party should hold televised primary debates. Read the full article here. If you resonate with this message please subscribe to our newsletter to learn more.

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May 03, 2023

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'I'll Pardon Julian Assange': U.S. Presidential Candidate Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. Makes Big Promise

Business Today reports: U.S. Presidential Elections 2024 candidate and former U.S. President John F Kennedy’s nephew Robert F Kennedy, Jr. said he will pardon WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange if he makes it to the White House. He added that he will investigate the corruption and the crimes exposed by WikiLeaks. He added America does not imprison dissidents. The U.S. Presidential Elections 2024 candidate wrote: "Instead of championing free speech, the US actively persecutes journalists and whistleblowers. I’ll pardon brave truth-tells like Julian Assange and investigate the corruption and crimes they exposed. This isn’t the Soviet Union. The America I love doesn’t imprison dissidents." Read the full article here. If you resonate with this message please subscribe to our newsletter to learn more.

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