Democrats are realizing that there is no viable alternative to Joe Biden’s candidacy for the presidency in 2024.
Hanna Trudo and Amie Parnes of The Hill wrote a great analysis of the Democrat’s dilemma for 2024 to prove that point. The Democratic bench is not only aging and out-of-touch, much like the president, but it’s also made up of political losers and lightweights.
Kamala Harris, Vice President of the United States, is not a candidate for the presidency. Her ratings are actually lower than Biden’s. Two other prominent Democrats have also run — Senators. Elizabeth Warren (D.Mass.) Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), and Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) — are less in tune with the electorate than Biden.
It’s clear that Biden wants the job. Given the other options, it seems that Biden is ready to take the job.
However, if he does not run, would Democrats really like to nominate Kamala Harir for his place?
After a string of personnel and internal office changes that ranked her first year, she has been staying in Washington for the most part. Harris would be almost certain to run for the Democratic nomination if Biden decides to end her term. Her stature and personal story — that she is the first Black woman, first Asian American, and first Asian American to hold this position — would make Harris a formidable candidate.
However, her failures as an officeholder and her struggles in the 2020 presidential race have raised questions about her political power.
This means that she will likely face challenges to the nomination if Biden is not there.
Manley stated that “I am not sure whether any Dems would defer to VP if President Biden does not run.” “If he doesn’t run, I don’t think she can hold it.”
Democrats think it is more important to voters that she is a black, Asian-American woman rather than a competent leader. She clearly isn’t.
What about the second team?
Pete Buttigieg (Transport Secretary) is on a busy schedule for the promotion of the $1 trillion infrastructure bill by Biden, which was passed six months ago.
Many see him as eager for a second bid after his success in early primary contests and meteoric rise. He is only 40 years old and doesn’t have as much experience as Biden. He also hasn’t managed to gain much support from Black voters, which was a crucial constituency that Biden thrived in.
Ed Morrissey reminds us that Biden gave Pete the task of resolving the supply chain crisis. We should ask parents who are unable to find infant formula for their children how they’re doing on this score.
Morrissey correctly points out that it would be absurd to replace a White House official who has failed.
There are also Democratic governors available. The potential candidates for the 2024 victory are very few and the bench is thin.
Governor Andy Beshears from Kentucky is another possibility. He is moderate among Democrats and could draw some GOP votes from the Midwest.
Beshears, however, would need to be elected first. Beshears does not have a natural constituency that he can rally support to his cause, unlike Ted Kennedy in 1980. It was impossible for the radicals of his party to allow it.
Morrissey summarizes it well: “There is no question whatsoever about Biden’s 2024 bid.” He’s running if he can still breathe because Democrats have no other choice.