Biden's Family Urges Him To Fight On, Blames Debate Disaster On Advisors And CNN

At a Camp David gathering on Sunday, President Biden's extended family urged him to ignore the growing number of voices asking him to quit the race -- and many of his loved ones blamed his disastrous debate on his advisors. According to Politicothe two who most forcefully encouraged the 81-year-old Biden to continue were his wife Jill and his son Hunter -- the two people whose opinion he reportedly values most.

The reports will strengthen a growing sense that Jill Biden is putting her own interests above that of her humiliated and failing husband. As one Democratic advisor told the New York Post over the weekend, "Jill Biden likes being First Lady...she doesn't want to give that up."

Meanwhile, Hunter, who doesn't exactly have strong reputation for sound judgment, is said to long for Americans to see a version of his father that -- as paraphrased by the Times -- is "scrappy and in command of the facts." Much as he once was in denial about his drug problem, Hunter now seems incapable of admitting that that version of his father is gone forever: 

Jill Biden by Gage Skidmore is licensed under Flickr Gage Skidmore
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