'Nobody cared': Biden mocked after his presidential motorcade drives through Atlanta with barely any supporters showing up

'Nobody cared': Biden mocked after his presidential motorcade drives through Atlanta with barely any supporters showing up
Joe Biden's presidential motorcade in Atlanta rolled through without much attention (Getty Images, Everything Georgia/ X)

ATLANTA, GEORGIA: President Joe Biden's motorcade passed through the heart of Atlanta this weekend with minimal fanfare, prompting questions about the level of enthusiasm for his 2024 reelection campaign

The incumbent was in the city for a fundraising event and to deliver a commencement speech at Morehouse College, a historically Black institution.  

In 2020, Biden became the first Democrat to secure a presidential election victory in Georgia in three decades. Moreover, the party managed to secure both Senate seats in the southern state.

Having said that, the political landscape in the Peach State has shifted in the past four years, with recent polls showing former President Donald Trump in the lead.

President Joe Biden has seen a decline in support in Georgia

In a video from Saturday, May 18, Biden's presidential motorcade can be seen driving through the Buckhead neighborhood in Atlanta with only about a dozen in the streets, according to Daily Mail.

According to a recent analysis by the New York Times, the POTUS has seen a decline in support among Black voters, people of color, and younger voters in Georgia.

These demographics were crucial to his narrow victory in 2020 by approximately 12,000 votes, indicating a potentially more challenging contest in the state as the November election approaches.

WASHINGTON, DC - NOVEMBER 06: U.S. President Joe Biden speaks during a press conference in the State
President Joe Biden's popularity seems to be declining in Georgia (Getty Images)

Georgia's population has grown and diversified significantly in recent years.

In 2020, this demographic shift, combined with long-term voter registration and mobilization efforts among historically marginalized groups, contributed to Democratic gains in the expanding suburbs around cities like Atlanta.

The momentum was further fueled by the racial justice protests that erupted after the murder of George Floyd, which resonated deeply in Atlanta.

Additionally, the government's handling of the Covid-19 pandemic and the stark disparities in healthcare access provided numerous opportunities for Democrats to appeal to voters.

Why is Donald Trump gaining support in Georgia?

On the other hand, Trump and his associates' efforts to overturn the loss in Georgia have led to criminal charges. The ex-POTUS is now gaining support due to the backlash against the legal action, as reported by the New York Times.

The cases are "attempting to criminalize political disagreement," stated Joshua McKoon, the chairman of the Georgia Republican Party, on Friday.

NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE - OCTOBER 22: U.S. President Donald Trump participates in the final presidential debate against Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden at Belmont University on October 22, 2020 in Nashville, Tennessee. This is the last debate between the two candidates before the election on November 3. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
Donald Trump is said to be gaining traction in Georgia (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Democrats are worried that voter turnout may not reach the levels of 2020 without the motivating factors of protests and the pandemic.

"I think folks understand the importance of the election but there is a certain - just fatigue," Sam Park, a Georgia Democrat told the Times. Local Democratic activists have expressed concerns that certain voter groups who backed Biden in 2020 are now becoming disillusioned.

Biden administration is unable to communicate its achievements

Reports suggest there is considerable frustration over President Biden's perceived leniency toward Israel regarding its actions in Gaza, and the party's failure to address issues like the escalating housing costs and student debt crisis.

Some argue that the real issue is not the Democrats' failure to address voters' concerns, but rather their inability to effectively communicate their successes.

WILMINGTON, DELAWARE - JANUARY 16:  U.S. President-elect Joe Biden speaks during an announcement Jan
President Joe Biden has received backlash over his stance on Israel's action in Gaza (Getty Images)

They point to the low unemployment rates in the Black community, the significant federal funds allocated to the state for pandemic relief and infrastructure, and the government's initiatives to cancel student debt as significant accomplishments.

"Those things ought to not be secrets," stated Bishop Reginald T Jackson, the presiding prelate of the African Methodist Episcopal Church in Georgia, to the Times.

The Democrats recognize the importance of shaping a narrative in the swing state and are reportedly poised to initiate a $14 million advertising campaign in the state later this month.

"Not saying that this is easy," told Quentin Fulks, Biden's principal deputy campaign manager, who is also from Georgia, to the Times.

The campaign manager further added, "But I do think that we have a formula that's conducive to accepting that message."

Internet reacts as President Joe Biden's motorcade in Georgia receives little attention

One shared a video of the motorcade passing through the city and wrote, "Biden arrived in Georgia to participate in a campaign event, and his motorcade drove through deep blue Atlanta. Nobody cared."

Another quipped, "Haha. Man, can Biden draw a crowd. The only people there are waiting to cross the street," and a person joked, "MASSIVE crowd of almost 4 people line the streets as Biden’s motorcade passes through in Atlanta." 

Someone else suggested, "No energy nor anyone exciting. If that was Trump you will see a lot of excitement and haterz along side with it."





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