Polls show Joe Biden’s popularity tanking.
Multiple public polls also show Donald Trump leading Biden in a head-to-head 2024 matchup.
And now Democrats might push Joe Biden out of office in favor of this surprising person.
Joe Biden’s telling Democrats behind closed doors that he plans to run for re-election in 2024.
But given Biden’s slumping poll numbers and cognitive decline – Biden will be 81 in 2024 – few Democrats actually believe Biden will seek a second term.
Biden has to put on a brave front about running for re-election.
If Biden tells the world he isn’t running for re-election Biden becomes an instant lame duck and the Democrat party falls into chaos heading into the 2022 midterms.
The Washington Post reported at least 28 prominent Democrats believe Biden will be too old or too unpopular to run for re-election.
“But interviews with 28 Democratic strategists and officials, many of whom requested anonymity to speak more frankly, show that the assurances have not stopped the internal debate over whether Biden will appear on the ticket,” the Post exclusively reported.
If Biden wins re-election, that means Biden would serve in office until he is 86 years old.
A new Rasmussen poll found 58 percent of Americans doubted Biden’s mental fitness to serve as president.
Americans can see Biden falling asleep at a global warming summit, forgetting names, acting confused or randomly shouting during speeches and see that Biden’s cognitively impaired.
If Democrats do not believe Biden can defeat Donald Trump in 2024, the party will cast Biden aside and multiple Democrats will enter the presidential primary.
Pundits assume the favorites would be Vice President Kamala Harris and Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg.
But Harris flamed out in 2020 as voters judged her to be an inauthentic fraud who could never settle on who she was or what she believed in.
Harris’ 28 percent approval rating casts doubt on her ability to win a general election.
Liberal elites and college-educated voters love Buttigieg, but when Buttigieg ran for president in 2020 the former McKinsey consultant regularly polled at zero percent with black voters.
And no Democrat can win the White House without supercharging black turnout.
That leaves a wide-open lane that some Democrats believe involves inheriting the Bernie Sanders movement and merging it with the party’s black voter base.
“I think the next chapter is Bernie 2.0 in color,” said Chuck Rocha, a former union organizer who served as Sanders’ senior campaign adviser.
The next Sanders, as Rocha sees it, will follow the path laid out by one of Bernie’s major influences, Jesse Jackson, whose “rainbow coalition” presidential campaigns in 1984 and 1988 fused worker rights and multiculturalism into a potent political force.
The Washington Post reported some Democrats believe one candidate that could seize this lane and become a force in the primaries is New York Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.
“Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.), who is seen as the future of the liberal movement. In 2025, she would barely meet the constitutional requirement that presidents be at least 35 years old,” the Post reports.
The New York congresswoman is clearly the future of the party as polls show an increasing number of younger Democrats support socialism.
And Ocasio-Cortez will clearly one day run for president.
Ocasio-Cortez regularly tells reporters she does not want to stay in the House of Representatives forever.
The question now is, will Ocasio-Cortez judge 2024 to be her moment?
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