As the upcoming 2024 presidential election approaches, a Democratic National Committee member has suggested that someone other than President Joe Biden might offer the best chance of ensuring the continuation of “Bidenism,” according to the Wall Street Journal.
“It would be irresponsible for us to not be concerned at this point. People can be hopeful about what the result is going to be. But we don’t have any evidence as to why we should be hopeful. The polling is bad. The approval ratings are bad. We know about concerns about both the president’s age and about the vice president if she were to take over,” the DNC member said, according to the outlet.
“I want to see Bidenism continue but I think the best way to make sure that happens is to perhaps have a different candidate than Joe Biden,” the person noted.
Biden appears to be on track to easily clinch his party’s 2024 presidential nod. While Robert F. Kennedy Jr. and Marianne Williamson have also been running in the Democratic presidential primary, polls show Biden with a wide lead over the two challengers.
Kennedy has said that he will “make a major announcement” on October 9 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Kennedy will announce that he is running for president as an independent, according to Mediaite. “Bobby feels that the DNC is changing the rules to exclude his candidacy so an independent run is the only way to go,” a Kennedy campaign insider noted, according to the outlet.
Biden, who is already the oldest president in U.S. history, would be 86 years old by the end of a second term if he were to win reelection in 2024.
“In 2020, our campaign focused on real voters—not the cable news green room chatter. What matters is building a strong operation, investing in reaching our coalition, and focusing on November 2024. That strategy worked then, and it will again in 2024,” Biden campaign spokesman Kevin Munoz said, according to the Journal.
Former President Donald Trump has been crushing the rest of the GOP presidential primary field in polls, so unless sentiment shifts dramatically in the coming months, it appears likely that Trump will win the Republican nomination for the third consecutive presidential election cycle.
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