James Antle of the Washington Examiner highlights the political left’s response to President Biden’s poor poll numbers.

President Joe Biden is trailing, and liberal pundits are increasingly saying he has mainly himself to blame.

The New York Times’s Ezra Klein unfurled seven theories for why Biden is losing to former President Donald Trump. “The electorate hasn’t turned on Democrats; a crucial group of voters has turned on Biden,” he writes.

Biden is losing to Trump in states where Democratic Senate candidates are still ahead. “The point here is that Democrats have a Joe Biden problem, not a partywide problem,” New York magazine’s Jonathan Chait writes. “Regular, mainstream Democratic candidates are holding up just fine in the purple states.”

That’s why the Democrats in those races are in some cases running away from Biden. “If you go out there and do a focus group, the focus groups all say, ‘He’s 200 years old. You got to be kidding me.’ And the worst part about it is for unaffiliated voters or people that haven’t made up their mind, they look at this and say: ‘You have to be kidding us. These are our choices?’ And they indict us for not taking it seriously,” the Hill quoted an unnamed Democratic senator as saying. 

“We’ll see how much gravity we can defy,” the senator said of Democrats running ahead of Biden in the battleground states, implying Biden could have reverse coattails.

Jeremy Mayer pleaded in a USA Today op-ed for Biden to drop out. “He sincerely and accurately believed that he was the Democrat with the best chance to beat Trump [in 2020],” Mayer writes of Biden. “Now, he is one of the few national Democrats who could get Trump reelected.”

“Mr. President, you’re one of the few Americans old enough to remember when conventions were fascinating and powerful,” he continued. “They’ve become predictable and almost pointless. Why not pull a surprise on the Republicans, and let the convention pick the nominee for the first time in decades?”

Think of the ratings, Mr. President!