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Robert F. Kennedy Jr. announces he is running for PRESIDENT against Biden 

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    Robert F. Kennedy Jr. Robert F. Kennedy Jr. announces he is running for PRESIDENT against Biden 
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Robert F. Kennedy Jr. joins Marianne Williamson in mounting long-shot Democratic primary challenges against President Biden

 

 Robert F. Kennedy Jr. made his White House bid official Wednesday with a campaign kick-off event in Boston, standing alongside his actress wife, Cheryl Hines. 

Kennedy gave a rambling, nearly two hour-long speech, remarking how the U.S. would have a 'really funny first lady' if he's elected, while admitting that despite his 'Kennedy' last name, he's a non-traditional presidential candidate.

'I told my wife the other day, I said, I've got so many skeletons in my closet that if they could vote, I could be king of the world,' Kennedy said. 'I don't want the Democratic Party to be the one of fear and pharma and war and censorship,' he also offered, saying that the current party is simply 'woke' neo-cons. 

That is surprising strength for a candidate who has a famous political name but is now known mostly as the champion of a debunked conspiracy theory blaming childhood vaccines for autism.

In the survey taken Saturday through Tuesday, only 67% of Biden's 2020 supporters said they would support him for the Democratic nomination over his current challengers. Kennedy stands at 14%, and self-help author Marianne Williamson, a quixotic candidate for the nomination last time, is at 5%. Another 13% are undecided.