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If not for his name, most Democrats would be quick to argue that Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., has nothing going for him in his long-shot primary challenge to Joe Biden. But whispers are beginning to arise that perhaps, just perhaps, Biden and his team should start taking the Kennedy challenge seriously.
Biden’s numbers remain soft, but more worryingly, Kennedy, rather than proving an inexperienced flake, has shown remarkable energy. He clearly takes his bid seriously.
Kennedy has never held elected office and is estranged ideologically from the rest of the party, especially on issues of foreign policy and vaccines. Even the power of the Kennedy name itself has seemed to fade with time. In 2020, Congressman Joe Kennedy III lost his primary challenge to Massachusetts Senator Edward Markey, widely considered one of the most backbench members …
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