The Democratic Party has made their bed, but it certainly appears as though they’re trying not to lie in it.
Ahead of the 2020 election, the Democrats worked overtime to convince their base to vote for Joe Biden – a reluctant and elderly candidate that very simply represented the status quo, and the sort of political ethos that existed before Donald Trump arrived in DC and upended the whole town.
Now, as the 2024 election looms, the party is getting forceful in their belief that Joe Biden needn’t run again.
Democrats are becoming increasingly vocal in discouraging President Joe Biden from seeking reelection in 2024, but there is disagreement about whether his making a one-term pledge could help the party before the elections this November.
Yet while Biden notched a number of legislative wins this week, polls continue to indicate the Democratic base is amenable to another nominee in two years.
The opposition was staunch.
Rep. Dean Phillips (D-MN) this week became the first member of Congress to go on the record and contend that Biden should not run again in 2024.Advertisement - story continues below
“No,” Phillips told a Minnesota radio station. “The country would be well served by a new generation of compelling, well-prepared, dynamic Democrats who step up.”
Biden’s polling has been circling the drain for a while now, with his approval rating having reached historically-poor lows the like of which we haven’t seen since Richard Nixon was in office.