Americans Don’t Want a Wartime President

Source: Foreign Policy
by Mark Hannah

“U.S. President Joe Biden pitches his bid for reelection as a defense of American democracy itself. It’s a shrewd strategy as his opponent displays an awkward affection for autocrats. However, with a speech in France this week commemorating the anniversary of D-Day and ‘the importance of defending freedom and democracy,’ his team might be signaling a strategy of portraying Biden as a bulwark of democracy not just at home, but also across the globe — especially while wars in Ukraine and the Middle East likely grind on through election day. An Institute for Global Affairs survey that my colleagues and I published this week strongly suggests this could be a strategic mistake.” (06/06/24)