AMAC Magazine - Volume 17 / Issue 6 - NOV/DEC 2023

Party that wanted to rein in the military and the CIA. It was the Democratic Party that fought corporate influence. Remember when Wall Street and big corporations all supported the Repub- licans? Well, who is the liberal now and who’s the conservative? Who is the left? Who is the right?” Though some Republican-leaning voters have championed Kennedy’s candidacy, conservatives have also noted many areas of concern. Despite the media’s broad portrayal of Kennedy as running to Biden’s right, he in fact has a long track record as a die-hard liberal. His positions on issues like energy, abortion, immigration, the Second Amendment, and the environment are virtually indistinguishable from far-left progressives like Joe Biden or Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. Throughout his career, Kennedy has pushed for punishing poli- ticians who ostensibly “sell out the public trust” by rejecting the left’s climate hysteria. He has advocated for harsh restrictions on American energy production, and has spoken out against coal, nuclear, and fossil fuel-based energy, repeatedly and openly supporting the Green New Deal. He supports the Democrat Party’s abortion-on-demand agenda. And he has referred to the National Rifle Association as “a terror group.” Although many on the right have seen Kennedy’s campaign as making important contributions on certain key issues, he is certainly no conservative and has never pretended to be. Countless voters  Democrat, Republican, and independent  are craving a return to normalcy, common sense, and moderation in the American political system. But if Kennedy can manage to shift gears and appeal to a broader coalition of disaffected voters outside the confines of left-wing orthodoxy, his longshot inde- pendent campaign could be a force to be reckoned with, even if he is unlikely to end up in the White House.

A lthough most pundits agree there is virtually zero chance that presidential longshot Robert F. Kennedy Jr., who recently announced he is running as an independent, will go on to win any electoral votes next November, his presence in the race will undoubtedly have a significant effect  and is an increasing cause of concern for both Republican and Democrat operatives. Since his campaign launch in April (initially running in the Demo- crat primary against Biden), Kennedy has openly challenged a wide slate of progressive orthodoxies, ranging from the COVID vaccines, to Big Tech censorship, to foreign policy, demonstrat- ing that there is a desire among at least some Democrats for a genuine alternative. “It used to be the Democratic Party opposed censorship,” Kennedy said in an October speech. “It was the Democratic robert f. kennedy jr.

Did you know? Kennedy believes China wants to “bury” the US economically, not seek war.

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