There are persistent rumors that some of President Joe Biden’s allies have proposed replacing Vice President Kamala Harris. The mainstream media has begun promoting this narrative of Democratic infighting and a possible 2024 ticket shakeup.
The Chairman and Chief Editor-in-Chief of Forbes Media, Steve Forbes, stated on his podcast “What’s Ahead” that the Biden-Harris ticket in 2024 may not occur. Forbes stated that he believes neither Biden nor Harris will be their party’s presidential or vice presidential nominees in 2024, adding that they have become political liabilities for their party. He then provided three explanations for why he does not believe Biden will be the Democratic nominee.
“Voters are increasingly concerned about his capacity to handle the job, particularly as the country is beset with serious problems at home and abroad,” Forbes said.
Forbes’s second reason was that he believes allegations regarding Biden’s alleged involvement in and financial benefit from his son and family’s alleged political corruption will be difficult to explain.
“Third. The economy is going into rough waters going into 2024. He won’t be able to avoid blame for that,” Forbes said. “A troubled economy ahead makes his boasting tour bizarre, and it will underscore increasingly how out of touch the man and his team have become. Political pundits believe that the hard Left will prevent any serious challenge to the incumbent, but events will force a reckoning.”
Forbes stated, perhaps in his most audacious prediction, that he believes Biden will not seek for re-election.
“Biden’s approval ratings are shriveling, and the far Left will ditch Joe Biden in order to get a candidate who has a better chance of winning next year and thereby preserving what these extremists have achieved and want to achieve.”
Biden stated over the weekend that he had “already done the math” on whether or not he would run for reelection and that he would make an announcement “relatively soon.”
Biden told a reporter: “I told you my plan is to run again.”
The recent statement made by Biden coincides with previous statements made by the White House and First Lady Jill Biden.
Jill Biden stated in February that her husband is “pretty much” ready to declare his candidacy for re-election.
“He says he’s not done,” Jill Biden told the AP during a visit to Nairobi. “He’s not finished what he’s started. And that’s what’s important.”
Despite numerous reports over the past year that President Joe Biden may move on from his vice president, Kamala Harris, in 2024 due to a variety of issues with her and between them, a report published this week stated that their band would not disband before the next election cycle.
“The first woman vice president is gearing up for another national campaign despite low poll ratings, a failure to win over the Washington establishment, and concern among fellow Democrats about an underwhelming start in the job,” Reuters reported on Thursday. “Harris heads into a high-pressure situation as Biden, now 80, moves toward an unprecedented run for a second term as the first octogenarian in the Oval Office.”
This theory that Biden will replace Harris on the 2024 ticket is steadily gaining traction in the media.
In a caustic opinion piece published by The Hill, Douglas MacKinnon asserted that Democrats could be “in a world of hurt” if they fail to “look beyond the current occupants of the White House.”
In a similar Slate article titled “If Biden Runs Again, He Should Pick a New VP,” Christina Cauterucci observed that “we are stuck with Joe Biden and Kamala Harris” for the time being, but that Biden may be able to “change that” in 2024.
More on this story via Conservative Brief:
Capitol Weekly ran a story titled, “Memo to Democrats: Beware of Kamala Harris, in 2024 or beyond,” where Democrat strategist Garry South detailed, “Despite her obvious intelligence, Harris just isn’t very good, I’m sorry to say, either as a candidate or communicator. When it comes to Harris and 2024 – or beyond — Democrats would be wise to bear in mind the old time-honored caution, caveat emptor.” CONTINUE READING…