On a recent episode of his podcast, “The Joe Rogan Experience,” Joe Rogan questioned President Joe Biden’s leadership skills, suggesting that his age and lack of solutions to the country’s problems make him an unlikely candidate for reelection. Comedian Dave Smith echoed this sentiment, suggesting that Biden’s death was not beyond the realm of possibility.
At the same time, Biden is losing support from key voting blocs, particularly Hispanics, who are abandoning him in droves. While Biden launched a Spanish-language version of his campaign website, the translation was riddled with errors, highlighting the challenges campaigns face when trying to engage with bilingual voters.
Jess Morales Rocketto, chief of Moonshot Strategies at Equis Research and a former digital organizing director for Hillary Clinton, stressed the importance of bilingual outreach in presidential campaigns, citing Bernie Sanders’ successful Spanish-language engagement with Latino voters in 2020.
Republicans are capitalizing on Biden’s struggles with the Latino electorate, accusing Democrats of failing to understand the issues that motivate them. Giancarlo Sopo, a Republican communications strategist who worked on translations for former President Donald Trump’s reelection campaign, criticized the Biden campaign’s word-for-word mistranslations, claiming they are not serious about going after the Hispanic vote.
As Biden launches his reelection campaign, there are doubts about his ability to replicate the multiracial excitement of his 2020 campaign, with his favorability dropping significantly among Latinos in some polls. Winning back their support will be a key challenge for his campaign.