(Mark Pellin, Headline USA) Vaccine realist Robert F. Kennedy Jr. sent a shiver up the Democrat Party’s collective spine during a speech Friday in New Hampshire, when he said that he was contemplating a presidential run.
“I’m thinking about it, and I’ve passed the biggest hurdle, which is my wife has green lighted it,” Kennedy told an enthusiastic, capacity crowd that cheered his speech, New Hampshire Public Radio reported.
Kennedy, a vocal vaccine realist, was banned from Instagram in 2021 for spreading what was deemed as vaccine misinformation.
The issues of vaccines and censorship both came under fire during Kennedy’s speech at St. Anselm College, which historically has been a key stop for presidential contenders from both parties looking for New Hampshire support.
Taking aim at the social media censorship and vilification of vaccine critics, Kennedy warned about political divides that have created “probably the greatest polarization in our country’s history that we’ve ever had since the Civil War, really dangerous polarization.” The situation, he said, has become “very, very tribal.”
Kennedy, who describes himself as a lifelong Democrat, has broken with tribe, specifically the Biden regime, on vaccines and the decision to bump New Hampshire from its top spot on the DNC’s calendar, replaced with South Carolina.
The prospect of Kennedy entering the presidential race comes as President Joe Biden continues to stumble, both at the polls and physically with alarming rate, and faces skepticism from some members of his own party about his prospects for a 2024 run.
Contrast that to Kennedy’s rising star and presidential pedigree, the son of the late Sen. Robert F. Kennedy and the nephew of the late President John F. Kennedy, which has seen his popularity increase across the political spectrum, as noted in a prescient call from Steve Bannon.
“Robert F. Kennedy Jr. could jump into the Republican primary for president, and only DeSantis and Trump, I think, would do better,” Bannon said last week.
Kennedy told ABC that he wouldn’t let Biden seeking a second term influence his own decision to enter the race. The regime’s handling of vaccines would be one of his campaign issues, along with “the rigging of the system, the war against America’s middle class,” he said.
“And all of these injuries that I speak about to children, there is no bigger issue for our country than that,” Kennedy said. “Show me where I got it wrong. Let’s talk about it.”