It has just been revealed that Robert F. Kennedy Jr. has decided to run for President as an independent candidate, rather than as a Democrat.
According to AP, as it stands now, Robert F. Kennedy Jr. is expected to secure 15% of the votes in the Democratic primaries, making him far from a shoo-in for the next U.S. President.
This poses a problem for the current President, Joe Biden. If Robert F. Kennedy Jr. manages to capture 15% of the Democratic votes in the presidential election, it could spell defeat for Biden, who needs every vote he can get.
However, there is a silver lining for Biden. Robert F. Kennedy Jr. also has a significant following on the American right-wing, which could mean he might also draw votes away from Trump.
Robert F. Kennedy Jr. is as close to political blue blood among Democrats in the U.S. as one can get.
He is the son of the assassinated former U.S. Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy and the nephew of the slain U.S. President John F. Kennedy.
This announcement by Robert F. Kennedy Jr. adds a new layer of complexity to an already intricate political landscape, potentially affecting the strategies of both major parties.