The 2024 Presidential race is already heating up, and it looks like the Democratic Party may be starting to doubt Joe Biden’s candidacy.
According to CNN, top-level party officials and donors are growing concerned about Biden’s slow campaign pace, and they’re even reaching out to possible replacement candidates who they feel can better defeat the 2024 GOP nominee.
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Biden has said that he will be running for re-election in 2024, but some Democrats fear that his heart isn’t really in it anymore. He has been struggling with fundraising from both large donors and grassroots Democrats – something which hasn’t gone unnoticed by party members.
As one senior Democrat told CNN: “It’s a crapshoot, this election, and when it’s a crapshoot, you have to do everything possible. It cannot be done when the guy’s 80 years old and has his day job.”
Age has always been an issue for Joe Biden on the campaign trail. He was 77 during his 2020 run against Trump; if he were elected this year he would already have become the oldest president ever sworn into office at 78 years old.
With three years of aging between now and 2024, many Democrats worry that Biden won’t have enough energy or stamina to face off against Trump again (should he choose to run).
This concern seems legitimate considering what we know about the four years under Trump’s leadership. Politics aside, there’s no denying that Donald Trump moves fast with no signs of fatigue or aging.
Compared to the Donald, Joe Biden seems much slower paced – especially after all these months of dealing with multiple scandals, the botched Afghanistan withdrawal, Covid 19 lockdowns, starting a new war and lots of vacation bicycle ‘rides’.
There is speculation that Biden may only be running just so other potential candidates don’t have too easy of a time winning over Democrat voters right away, almost like he knows he doesn’t stand a chance against someone like Donald Trump (who would hope for an aged opponent).
There is even talk among some Democrats about waiting until after November 2023 (when Biden turns 81) before announcing another candidate at all, making sure their final choice can bring something new to the table while also being able to keep up with any surprises thrown at them by Republicans.
But whether or not you believe Joe Biden can handle running another presidential race come 2024 is besides the point, what matters now is how seriously other potential Democratic nominees should take their chances if they want any chance of competing against Donald Trump in yet another election season.
Despite what CNN reporter Edward-Isaac Dovere thinks about this being “conspiracy thinking,” it looks increasingly likely that someone else could soon replace Joe as head of the Democratic Party ticket – so watch out folks.