As speculation mounts about a possible Democratic primary field in 2024, a constantly-changing landscape has some looking to party elders including former President Barack Obama.
Can't speak for anyone else but this is enough to make one puke. Stay in your mansion with your racist wife dumbo.https://t.co/QLrz3qIRuN— JJ Pesavento (@rdrhwke) December 17, 2021
Some hopefuls, including current President Joe Biden, hugged the former leader. In contrast, others on the debate stage sought to distance themselves from the last Democratic Administration’s moves, including over healthcare, immigration, and a record of deportations.
Biden got the endorsement of South Carolina Rep. Jim Clyburn for his path to the nomination. Biden will return to the state Friday for the first time since taking office to deliver the commencement address at South
Carolina State University.
Biden has announced repeatedly that he plans to run for reelection, though polls show an appetite for change among voters. A recent NPR/PBS survey revealed 44% of Democrats and lean-Democrat Independents want Biden replaced on the next presidential ticket, compared to 36% who
announced he was the best option. Twenty percent were unsure.
Kamala Harris, Michelle Obama are Democrats' top 2024 picks if Biden doesn't run: pollhttps://t.co/WIRJUI4KaP— Ron (@Ron40535249) December 19, 2021
I’m not saying theses two couldn’t win, especially in this day and time. Just shows how low democrats are capable of going in picking intelligent QUALIFIED candidates.
The idea has been floating since Biden took office, with the President repeatedly stating he plans to seek a second term and the White House echoing the message. In 2019, multiple Biden advisers told Politico that it was “virtually inconceivable” the former Vice President would seek reelection in 2024. “If Biden is elected,” one top campaign adviser announced, “he’s going to be 82 years old in four years, and he won’t be running for reelection.”
Some Democrats told the Washington Examiner that the White House’s response to current rumblings had led them to believe the field is open.
“I started last week with the opinion that [Biden] was going to seek reelection. And I ended the week with a distinct opinion he wasn’t,” stated one former swing state Democratic Party chair, invoking the administration’s reaction to a New York Times report laying out a field of possible candidates. On Monday, Press Secretary Jen Psaki announced Biden “has every intention of running for reelection,” mirroring the President.
This former official called it a tepid response, one meant to leave the field open while not yet rendering the President a lame duck
If my prediction that Hillary Clinton will be the 2024 nominee turns out to be wrong, it'll be because she lost the primary race to Michelle Obama.#Election2024 #HillaryClinton pic.twitter.com/dUBHex2lsT— Will Anderson (@will_show2020) December 18, 2021
“Not only did they not really, really push back on the notion — if that is out there, you step on that like it’s a wildfire, you get your feet blistered, pounding the s*** out of anybody who says something stupid like that. And they didn’t do that,” he stated. “Then, a list was produced, and the list wasn’t crazy.”