Mark Hemingway writes for the Federalist about voters’ choice between the current president and his predecessor.

Last week, President Biden said he would withdraw military aid to Israel if it commenced military operations to go into Rafah and go after Hamas. There were many reactions to this announcement because it seemed to perfectly encapsulate the incoherent Israel policy the Biden administration has been developing since Hamas’ brutal attack last October that touched off the war in Gaza.

On one hand, the American people are broadly supportive of Israel and the moral justification for this war. Lest anyone forget, Hamas is still holding American citizens hostage at this very moment. On the other, the hard-left grassroots that are an important part of the Democrat Party’s coalition are radically pro-Palestinian and eager to engage in street violence domestically to prove the point. It’s also worth noting that the hard-left shock troops aren’t just emblematic of the party’s activist heart — their efforts to destabilize colleges and worse are being funded by George Soros, the Tides Foundation, Rockefeller Brothers Fund, and those that hold the purse strings for billions of dollars of funding for Democrats and their lefty causes. …

… Like almost every other major challenge of his presidency, nay his entire political career, Biden’s approach has been defined by his incompetence. “I think he has been wrong on nearly every major foreign policy and national security issue over the past four decades,” to quote Obama Defense Secretary Robert Gates. Of course, when Biden was a senator and vice president, his terrible judgment wasn’t nearly as consequential. Now that he’s president, it’s a different story.

Biden wonders why he’s down in the polls. Biden’s incompetence on Israel and beyond is so evident that it’s far outstripping voters’ fear of the chaos that might accompany another Trump presidency.