The Democratic Presidential Derby of 2024 has begun.
According to Newsweek, activist Jerome Segal, who at one point was one of the numerous Democrats running for governor in 2020 and finished ninth out of ten contenders for the Democratic primary in Maryland, declared his candidacy on Monday.
Segal stated in a statement, “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.”
In reference to Biden’s contentious handshake with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, Segal, the socialist who established the Bread and Roses party, blasted him for “fist bump[ing] a psychopathic killer.”
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 East Tawas, Michigan, declared,“I’m just going to come out and say it: I want younger blood.”
“I am so tired of all old people running our country. I don’t want someone knocking on death’s door,” she remarked.
“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,” according to Kelly King, a former factory worker from Greensburg, Indiana.
Maintenance expert Clifton Heard from Foley, Alabama, was open to all possibilities.
He continued, “Biden wasn’t prepared to do the job,” adding that “anybody could be doing a better job than what they’re doing right now.”
Between July 5 and 7, 849 eligible voters countrywide participated in a Times/Siena survey with a margin of error of plus or minus 4.1 percentage points.
According to The Hill, if Biden continues on his current track, the Democratic Party’s left wing may challenge him.
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“Unless Biden comes to his senses and announces that he won’t run again, a contentious battle for the nomination seems very likely,” said Norman Solomon, founder of the progressive network RootsAction.
“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 said.