Top Democrats do not want Vice President Joe Biden on the 2024 presidential ticket because they do not feel he can be reelected.
The New York Times stated that large Republican victory are anticipated in the midterm elections of 2022, and nearly all of the fifty Democrats interviewed do not feel that President Biden can assist the Party retain the White House in 2024.
Steve Simeonidis, a member of the Democratic National Committee (DNC), opined that President Biden ought to cede control of the 2024 election to another candidate.
“To say our country was on the right track would flagrantly depart from reality,” he said to The Times. “[Biden] should announce his intent not to seek re-election in ’24 right after the midterms.”
North Carolina’s Shelia Huggins, a member of the DNC, stated “Democrats need fresh, bold leadership for the 2024 presidential race. That can’t be Biden.”
No one interviewed wished Mr. Biden ill will, since they are all grateful to him for removing Mr. Trump from power.
But the repeated failures of his administration to pass major legislation on signature Democratic issues, as well as his halting efforts to use the bully pulpit of the White House to sway public opinion, have left the president with plummeting approval ratings and a party that, more than anything else, appears to feel sorry for him.
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That has left Democratic leaders struggling to explain away a series of calamities for the party that all seem beyond Mr. Biden’s control: inflation rates unseen in four decades, surging gas prices, a lingering pandemic, a spate of mass shootings, a Supreme Court poised to end the federal right to an abortion, and key congressional Democrats’ refusal to muscle through the president’s Build Back Better agenda or an expansion of voting rights.
The majority of those who were interviewed expressed concerns about the president’s age, 79 right now and 82 in 2024.
“The presidency is a monstrously taxing job and the stark reality is the president would be closer to 90 than 80 at the end of a second term, and that would be a major issue,” David Axelrod, former President Obama’s chief strategist for both of his campaigns, said. Read more…