June 14, 2024

Larry Kudlow: Trump’s Wildwood, NJ rally freaked out Biden

Let me circle again to President Trump’s rally on the beach in Wildwood, New Jersey, final Saturday. I consider this was an historic occasion. 

Just doing a little homework, the one political rally on file right here in America bigger than Trump’s in Wildwood was Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s in Sea Girt, New Jersey, in 1932, the place 120,000 individuals turned out. 

That was 92 years in the past — I wasn’t even born then! — and was the handwriting on the wall for an enormous victory for FDR. So, Mr. Trump scored an historic second. It’s an enormous deal that adjustments the dynamics of all the presidential race. 

Is the Wildwood rally the handwriting on the wall for Donald Trump? Michael Goodwin writes within the New York Post that the 2024 race is now Donald Trump’s to lose. 


Even the Wall Street Journal editorial web page, no fan of Mr. Trump, writes, “Joe Biden goes from the basement to denial, polls show him behind Trump, and he won’t come back unless he admits the problem.” 

Mr. Trump is polling nicely forward in Nevada, Arizona and Georgia. The Great Lakes states are up for grabs. 

Michael Goodwin factors to the leftist Brookings Institution’s evaluation that reveals Biden is hemorrhaging support amongst Black, Hispanic and Asian voters, together with amongst college-educated members of these teams, and Goodwin factors to key challenge components that we have been speaking about right here for a lot of months. 

Mr. Trump has large polling leads on the financial system and inflation, on Biden’s open border disaster and the chaos at dwelling with the antisemitic demonstrations and in addition the wars in Ukraine and Israel and Gaza. The world has turned chaotic underneath Biden, however again to Wildwood. 

The 100,000-strong turnout for Mr. Trump freaked out Joe Biden and the Democratic Party. Radio broadcaster Mark Simone pointed out that after witnessing the Wildwood shock, Biden all of the sudden comes out with a phony, tough-guy video — edited 5 occasions in 13 seconds — that he would debate Trump twice, in June and September. 


There’s a hyperlink between the Wildwood shock on Saturday and Biden all of the sudden accepting debates on Tuesday or Wednesday. Both Mark Simone and Steve Forbes consider that if Biden flunks the June 27 debate — even with all his wimpy guardrail circumstances that it must be CNN, no viewers, and so forth., and so forth. — then the Democratic kingpins will substitute him on the Democratic National Convention on Aug. 19 in Chicago. 

So, Wildwood shock has fully rattled Biden and the Democratic bigwigs. Wildwood modified the sport. Trump now has Biden on the run. 

This article is customized from Larry Kudlow’s opening commentary on the May 16, 2024, version of “Kudlow.”