Robert F. Kennedy Jr., son of former U.S. Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy and a well-known environmental lawyer and activist, has announced his candidacy for the 2024 presidential election. Kennedy aims to end the corrupt merger of state and corporate power that threatens to impose a new kind of corporate feudalism on the country.
Kennedy’s platform includes advocating for clean water, fighting against the use of pesticides, promoting renewable energy, and defending the Constitution and the Bill of Rights. He has been a vocal critic of certain government policies, particularly those related to the environment and Covid-19, and has been involved in various environmental and social justice organizations.
According to a recent USA TODAY/Suffolk University Poll, Kennedy has the backing of 14% of voters who voted for President Joe Biden in 2020. While he is a Democrat, his criticism of vaccine mandates and mRNA jabs may appeal to Republican voters who are skeptical of the Covid-19 vaccine and the government’s handling of the pandemic.
Robert F. Kennedy Jr.’s announcement has generated buzz among the electorate, and it remains to be seen how he will fare against other Democratic candidates in the primary elections.
His potential as a strong contender in the primary elections is also promising, and his appointment as the Republican vice-presidential candidate in a bipartisan unity ticket would be a bold move that could appeal to a wide range of voters.