Is RFK Really That Bad As a Candidate? Here’s What You Need to Know 

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It’s no secret that the 2024 Democratic presidential candidate pool is shallow. With Joe Biden toddling along as a front-runner, it’s hard to imagine who will crawl up from the swamp and challenge him.  

First on the scene was Marianne Williamson, who unsuccessfully made her run at the White House in 2020. For Williamson, failure is always an option; prior to her tepid presidential bid, she unsuccessfully ran for a seat in the House. Her platform revolves almost solely around student loan debt and climate change, and she is an author of self-help books, which apparently don’t give guidance and advice on political campaigns.  


Biden and his supporters know they have nothing to fear from Williamson, which is why the average American has never heard of her. 

Look out, Biden, someone worthy has entered the ring, and he is poised to knock out your future presidential fantasies. 

Meet lawyer and author Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. If a Democrat could earn the nomination on name recognition alone, Kennedy Jr. would be a shoo-in. The son of assassinated presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy and nephew of much-beloved president John F. Kennedy, Kennedy Jr. very well might be the one to watch. 

Kennedy represents a return to a more moderate Democrat, more in line with his namesake than the progressive movement that has hijacked the party. That means that, if elected, Kennedy theoretically might have the capacity to work across the aisle with his political opposition. 

For proof that the left is afraid of Kennedy’s presidential bid, look no further than the recent censorship and removal of a podcast YouTube interview, where his anti-vaccine views were labeled as misinformation and the video promptly removed. It’s not the first time Kennedy has been censored by social media. In 2022, Instagram and Facebook suspended the account of a Kennedy-founded group called the Children’s Health Defense.  

Other so-called “conspiracy theories” that make him unpopular among Democrats is his belief that COVID-19 was a genetically engineered bioweapon, Anthony Fauci exaggerated the significance of COVID to sell vaccines, and that Democrats are bought and paid for by big pharma. He has also been very vocal about his opposition to the widespread lockdowns that crippled the US economy during the pandemic. 

He also believes that Wi-Fi causes cancer, but that’s another story entirely. 

He has strong opinions on the death of his uncle, believing that the CIA was responsible for the assassination and that Lee Harvey Oswald was an innocent man. 

Kennedy brings common sense back to the Democrat party, however, and stands firmly behind freedom of speech, which he calls “the capstone of all other rights and freedoms.” A victim of the censorship the left freely uses as a weapon to bludgeon opposing opinions, Kennedy avows to “dismantle the censorship-industrial complex, in which Big Tech censors, deplatforms, shadow bans, and algorithmically suppresses any person or opinion the government asks them to.”  

Much to the chagrin of Democrats, Kennedy consistently speaks out about what he calls “corporate feudalism. In his words, “Wall Street controls the SEC. Polluters and extractive industries dominate the EPA and BLM. Pharma controls the CDC, NIH, and FDA. Big Ag controls USDA. Big Tech has captured the FTC. No wonder trust in government is at all-time lows.” 

Additionally, Kennedy has promised transparency in the government, with a vision to prosecute corruption in the government, strengthen whistleblower protections, and reduce lobbyist influence. 

Kennedy never mentions climate change as a pending, imminent threat. He does believe in clean energy sources, however, and would fight to protect wild lands from logging, mining, suburban sprawl, and oil drilling.  

RFK Jr strongly disapproves of borrowing money from Japan and China. He connects inflation with government spending, calling it a tax on the poor. He prefers bailing out American citizens rather than corporations and banks, explaining that when a financial crisis strikes, the government should “bail out homeowners, debtors, and small business owners instead.”  

Kennedy is on record as opposing the ongoing war in Ukraine, questioning if the conflict is in the best interest of America. Kennedy vows that as president, he would return the military to its original mission of defending the United States and withdraw U.S. troops from abroad.  

It’s a long shot, but as far as Democratic candidates go, Kennedy would be a return to the moderate Democrats our grandparents supported.  Although he supports Black Lives Matter and some of the LGBTQ agenda, for instance, he doesn’t believe men should play women’s sports. In short, there wouldn’t be a lot of room for crazy, extremist progressivism in a Kennedy presidency.  

His crazy, unlike Biden’s, is charmingly eccentric rather than dangerous.