Jon Stewart Suggests Dems Could Replace Biden, Uses Europe As Example

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“The Daily Show” host Jon Stewart sounded off with some strong opinions about President Joe Biden’s debate performance and his chances of winning his re-election bid in November.

The 61-year-old political commentator began by lamenting how long of a time there is between primaries and elections in America, which is different from European countries.

“Four months is for-f***ing-ever!” Stewart said during his monologue in Monday’s show.

Unlike other Hollywood figures — notably Rob “Meathead” Reiner and leftist novelist Stephen King — the host didn’t explicitly say Biden should end his campaign or resign. But he did say a dialogue should take place following Biden’s shaky debate performance last month.

“Can’t we stress test this candidacy?” Stewart continued. “Can’t we open up the conversation? Do you understand the opportunity here? Do you have any idea how thirsty Americans are for any hint of inspiration or leadership, and a release from this choice [between] a megalomaniac and a suffocating gerontocracy?”

“The debate was a shocking display of cognitive difficulty,” the “Daily Show” host continued. “Recognizable to, unfortunately, anybody who’s dealt with aging parents — and it’s a hard watch.”

Stewart went on to claim that former President Donald Trump performed as expected during the debate, which only served to highlight Biden’s incompetency — in his opinion.

“The difference is Trump delivered at the debate to expectation. We expect him to be f***ing crazy. But Biden’s performance, and inability to articulate at times, was stunning. I could not believe what I was watching… But then it got worse,” Stewart went on.

He said, “Rather than respecting the American people and having an honest, at least partial conversation about what we had all seen, we were told immediately, ‘these are not the droids you’re looking for.’”

“Authoritarianism and Donald Trump aren’t the only threats our democracy faces… ‘Get on board or shut the f*** up’ is not a particularly compelling pro-democracy bumper sticker,” he continued in the monologue.

Stewart pushed back against critics who claimed there wasn’t enough time to replace Biden as the Democratic candidate, citing European elections as examples.

“Britain just held an election in two months. France had two in one month, defeated fascism and still had time to have an affair with Denmark… Four months. It’s 119 days,” the “Daily Show” host insisted.

The commentator continued, “On Tuesday, the winners could move on to the next round and then face Biden… Thursday, the party emerges, energized, unified, sanctified. You could televise the entire proceeding for four days.”

He concluded the monologue saying, “So, feel free to ignore any obvious weaknesses in your team’s existential fight for freedom and democracy, and then just white-knuckle this thing till November. Or take the advice of your own candidate.”

Stewart went on to play a clip of Biden mentioning that there were “about fifty” Democrats who could defeat Trump.

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