The Democratic Party is turning desperate, as their hope of keeping Joe Biden in the White House for 8 consecutive years begins to dwindle before their very eyes.
Biden, who is already the oldest President to ever be inaugurated to his first term, has been showing his age. There are constant reminders as he slips up the stairs of Air Force One, or he goes off on some stark-raving mad tangent during a live, public event.
In fact, a vast number of Americans who voted for Biden in 2020 hope that he doesn’t even run in 2024.
This has some Democratic operatives beginning to try to conjure another candidate from a previous administration.
Former White House and Pentagon official Douglas MacKinnon said if not Biden or Vice President Kamala Harris, Democrats could look to a past superstar to create a more viable ticket.
Among the names of possible contenders, former first lady Michelle Obama’s name was floated ahead of the last Democratic presidential primary, although she has repeatedly denied any interest in seeking office. At 59, and with her “it” factor (as McKinnon labels it) she could emerge as a top candidate and Democrats could look to push her to run. She has previously denied any desire to seek candidacy.
There are plenty of reasons to worry, as well.
According to a recent Politico article, Biden faces doubt from some “high-level Democrats” who may only support the president because they fear what a Biden-less ticket could look like.
“High-level Democrats are rallying to President Biden’s reelection, not because they think it’s in the best interest of the country to have an 82-year-old start a second term but because they fear the potential alternative: the nomination of Kamala Harris and election of Donald Trump,” the report read.
There is no indication that Michelle Obama has any intention of running for the office, and the former First Lady was quick to rebuke any such talk during the 2020 election as well.
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