Biden’s chances of being challenged are increasing due to the debilitating polling results among Democrats, particularly among young voters.
He has found it more and more difficult to defend himself against the bad press. His detractors claim that he inherited a mess from the previous administration and that those MPs who were expected to assist him in fixing it haven’t done so.
Supporting the president who is floundering has grown tiresome. The Democratic Party is considering a fresh idea: running against the incumbent president in 2024.
According to RootsAction founder Norman Solomon to The Hill, “Unless Biden comes to his senses and announces that he won’t run again, a contentious battle for the nomination seems very likely.”
“The president may not realize or care that the trajectory of his policies has been taking him farther and farther from the Democratic Party base, but his distance from that base would likely be catastrophic for Biden if he tries to get nominated again,” he continued.
When Biden’s popularity fell to the low 30s, several of his previous fans started to wonder what the upcoming two years may bring. Despite his claims in public or private, the implied agreement that other party members would step aside for him is deteriorating.
Solomon said that “The tone-deaf and self-centered thing for him to do would be to soldier on, insisting that he should be president until January 2029, while damaging the party’s prospects in the process.”
Jerome Segal, an activist who finished ninth out of 10 Democratic candidates for governor of Maryland, announced his intention to run for president in 2024 in an interview with Newsweek.
Segal stated, “I was planning to delay the announcement of my candidacy until after the mid-term elections. My decision to go public right now was triggered by Joe Biden’s embarrassing trip to the Middle East.”
“Segal, who founded the socialist Bread and Roses party, criticized Biden for “fist bumping a psychopathic killer,” in reference to Biden’s controversial greeting to Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman,” the Western Journal reports.
Even though 79-year-old Joe Biden has declared his intention to seek a second term, speculation that other candidates, including Vice President Kamala Harris, Stacey Abrams, California Governor Gavin Newsom, Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg, and Senators Amy Klobuchar and Bernie Sanders, might also run has not subsided.
Only 26% of Democrats asked in a recent New York Times/Siena College poll wanted Biden to run in 2024.
94 percent of voters under 30 prefer a different Democrat to run, according to the poll.
Nicole Farrier, a preschool instructor in Michigan, declares, “I’m just going to come out and say it: I want younger blood.”
She declared, “I am so tired of all old people running our country. I don’t want someone knocking on death’s door.”
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In Greensburg, Indiana, Kelly King, an ex-factory worker, said Biden “hasn’t done what I think he’s capable of doing as president to help the American people. As a Democrat, I figured he would really be on our side and put us back on the right track. And I just feel like he’s not.”
As a maintenance specialist in Foley, Alabama, Clifton Heard was not picky about the alternatives he considered.
“Anybody could be doing a better job than what they’re doing right now,” he stated, continuing that Biden, “wasn’t prepared to do the job.”