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Democratic megadonors consider three courses of action after Biden’s disastrous debate with Trump, revealing the one person who will decide his fate

There are three different routes Democratic megadonors are considering for how they deal with Joe Biden after his weak debate performance in Georgia on Thursday.

The focus of the post-debate weekend was largely on the Biden family, who gathered at Camp David to discuss their patriarch’s political future.

The family has been unequivocal in its support of the president, even wondering how they can get involved further. Their troubled son Hunter is demanding that his father get back into the race.

However, many have begun to play the blame game, citing Biden’s advisers’ poor debate preparation to face Donald Trump, and time is of the essence as Democrats panic over his plunge in the polls after Atlanta.

Democratic donors, former and current Washington power players and Biden supporters are seemingly united around three different paths they could take during the remainder of this election season, knowing that only one person will decide the campaign’s fate.

There are three different routes Democratic megadonors are considering for how they deal with Joe Biden after his weak debate performance

There are three different routes Democratic megadonors are considering for how they deal with Joe Biden after his weak debate performance

Many of the president’s wealthiest backers believe that while Thursday was a disaster, there’s not much they can do unless Biden himself calls.

“The smartest thing to do is think about how you (as influential outsiders) operate assuming no change,” Dmitry Mehlhorn, who organizes wealthy Biden boosters such as LinkedIn CEO Reid Hoffman, told me. CNN.

“And if there is no change, if Biden wants to remain president, then any kind of pressure campaign is just a waste of time, energy, effort and money,” added Melhorn, who admitted that much of the debate was “very disturbing to watch.”

Charles Myers, chairman of Signum Global Advisors and a major Democratic donor, immediately dismissed the idea of ​​replacing Biden.

“Yes, donors were nervous after the very poor debate performance, but are still very much on board and some want to do more,” he said.

There is an opposing party — though largely no one with direct access or influence over Biden — who says now is the time to encourage him to quit.

Tom Harkin, a former Democratic Party senator from Iowa who worked with Biden for decades, perhaps expressed this sentiment most openly in a letter he sent to his allies after the debate.

“All sitting Democratic senators should write a letter to Biden asking him to release his delegates and step aside so the convention can choose a new nominee,” Harkin wrote.

“The smartest thing is to think about how you (as influential outsiders) operate, assuming no change takes place,” said donor organizer Dmitri Mehlhorn

“The smartest thing to do is to think about how you (as influential outsiders) operate, assuming there is no change,” says donor organizer Dmitri Mehlhorn.

Charles Myers, chairman of Signum Global Advisors and a major Democratic donor, immediately dismissed the idea of ​​replacing Biden

Signum Global Advisors chairman and major Democratic donor Charles Myers immediately dismissed the idea of ​​replacing Biden

“This is a dangerous time and it’s more important than Joe Biden’s ego or his desire to remain president,” he added, saying a new ticket would “reinvigorate the party at all levels” and defeat Donald Trump.

A third trend is developing among some donors, who are alarmed by Biden’s performance but want to study the negative reactions to Thursday’s debate before making big moves, but also want to plan ahead.

“It’s time to take polls and find out if there are potential replacements who will do better than Trump,” said businessman Mark Cuban, who endorsed Biden this week.

Ultimately, the only person who can determine the fate of this campaign is Joe Biden himself.

“The party is in President Biden’s hands — for better or for worse. He deserves our respect and the space to make a decision,” said a Democratic senator who spoke anonymously to CNN.

Another insider told the network that there simply isn’t a viable replacement plan.

‘There is no real succession plan. That makes all of this not only heartbreaking, but also very problematic.’

CNN’s performance in which Joe Biden kept asking questions and lost the thread caused unprecedented panic in the party.

LinkedIn co-founder Reid Hoffman remains on course with Biden, according to Mehlhorn

“It’s time to do some polling and find out if there are potential replacements who poll higher than Trump,” said businessman Mark Cuban, who endorsed Biden this week.

President Biden has already secured the nomination. The only way for the party to get another nominee is if he voluntarily drops out of the race.

However, it appears the president is fighting an uphill battle after Thursday’s debacle.

A poll released Sunday found that 72 percent of voters do not think Biden has the cognitive ability to serve another term, up 7 points from the same poll taken earlier in June, before the debate.

Former White House physician Rep. Ronny Jackson (R-Texas) has repeatedly questioned Biden’s cognitive and physical health.

He suggested that the seven-day preparation for the debate at Camp David was a way to ingest the drug cocktail just before the confrontation with Trump.

Both before and after the debate, doubts arose about Biden’s mental acuity and cognitive health.

Biden stumbled through Thursday’s debate with Trump, often speaking meekly, mumbling or losing his train of thought. As Trump spoke, the president’s split screen showed him with his mouth ajar and his gaze blank.

The outcome resulted in a chorus of calls for Biden to end his candidacy — even from some of his biggest supporters.

Many have started the blame game, citing Biden's advisers' poor preparation for the debate against Donald Trump and time is running out as Democrats panic over his post-election plunge in the polls in Atlanta.

Many have started playing the blame game, citing Biden’s advisers’ poor debate in preparation for the showdown with Donald Trump and time is of the essence as Democrats panic over his post-Atlanta dip in the polls

On the other hand, Trump’s performance during the debate only increased support for his party.

Fifty percent of registered voters think the 78-year-old has the cognitive ability to run for a second term in 2024 — only 27 percent feel the same way about Biden.

It’s still unclear what will happen next, but Biden will spend his Sunday at Camp David discussing the future of this race with his family.

Some have accused First Lady Jill Biden of coercing her husband to continue campaigning for re-election, and Republican Rep. Harriet Hageman (R-Wy.) has accused the first lady of “elder abuse.”

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