A new piece in The Hill just brought up a point that I have been writing about for several weeks now.
The campaign of Robert F. Kennedy Jr. is starting to create some worries in DC.
The author of the piece, Brian Robertson, is on the same page as me in terms of believing that in a perfect political storm, RFK Jr. could become the next president of the United States.
Robertson reported that Kennedy is actually leading Biden and Trump among independent voters and voters under the age of 45.
Now, the most recent polling I saw had Biden in the lead at 39%, Trump right behind him at 36%, and Kennedy around 22%.
However, if you have been following polling, you know that Trump loses almost half his support if he gets convicted of a felony, which is where RFK Jr. comes into play.
The people who are voting for Trump will never vote for Joe Biden, but they may pull the handle for RFK Jr.
Something else to consider is something that is reminiscent of Trump’s 2016 campaign.
Kennedy is getting money from people who have not donated to either side of the aisle in the last two presidential elections, so he is starting to capture the attention of disenfranchised voters, exactly like Trump did in 2016.
Kennedy was initially running as a Democrat but once he saw that the DNC was not going to take him seriously, he decided he would run as a third-party candidate.
From the polling I have seen, Kennedy is going to make this an interesting race no matter what, but if Trump gets convicted, he could turn this election on its ear.
He has just the right mix of conservative ideals, especially regarding the border, mixed with liberal ideology, to be a real threat if the perfect storm occurs before election day.
Dismiss him at your own peril because if the ducks are lined up properly, RFK Jr. could find himself in the White House.