Pro-cryptocurrency candidate for President of the United States Robert F. Kennedy Jr., often known as RFK Jr., Announce On October 9 at a rally in Philadelphia he announced that he was abandoning his bid for the nomination in the Democratic primary to run as an independent instead. “I am here to declare myself an independent candidate,” he said.
Kennedy was a supporter of cryptocurrencies, too advertiser One of his administration’s goals will be to “make America a global hub for cryptocurrencies, especially Bitcoin.” He revealed plans in July to back the US dollar with “hard currency,” such as gold, silver, platinum, and Bitcoin (BTC).
Kennedy has also been an outspoken opponent of the Federal Reserve’s FedNow instant payment system, equating it to a central bank digital currency (CBDC) and stating in a Twitter (NowX) post that “CBDCs grease the slippery slope toward financial slavery and political tyranny.” There was “a clear risk that this would be the first step in banning and appropriating Bitcoin.” The US Federal Reserve later launched a public awareness campaign to differentiate FedNow from CBDC.
-Robert F. Kennedy Jr. (@RobertKennedyJr) October 9, 2023
Kennedy had been teasing his decision for several days. The super PAC that supports him, American Values 2024, Released Polling results on October 2 showed, as she claimed, that he would be the strongest independent candidate in the modern history of US elections, with the support of 19% of voters. This is compared to 38% support for US President Joe Biden and former President Donald Trump.
Hundreds of independent candidates have Announce They are running in the 2024 presidential race, but few have received widespread attention. Biden’s only remaining Democratic rival is now author Marianne Williamson.
Bobby may share the same name as our father, but he does not share the same values, vision or judgment. Today’s announcement is very sad for us. We condemn his candidacy and believe that he poses a danger to our country. @roryekennedy @jokenidi @KKT_Kennedy pic.twitter.com/WJfGwSxN1z
– Kerry Kennedy (@KerryKennedyRFK) October 9, 2023
The Kennedy name has been closely associated with the Democratic Party for generations, but Robert Kennedy Jr.’s positions on a variety of issues, such as his opposition to vaccines, alienated him and his family from the party’s mainstream.
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Kennedy’s views on cryptocurrencies have often been compared to those of Republican presidential contender and Florida Governor Ron DeSantis. DeSantis shared Kennedy’s dislike of FedNow and the CBDC, as well as his support for Bitcoin. Polls Displays DeSantis is a distant second to Trump for the Republican primary nomination.
With Biden and Trump ahead in both major party polls in the US, it seems possible that the next president will be both anti-crypto and supportive of cryptocurrencies, despite suggestions within the industry that cryptocurrencies will be a crucial issue for voters in the 2024 presidential election.
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