The last 11 months of the Biden presidency have been abysmally underwhelming, and even the most staunch supporters of the Democratic cause are reeling because of it.
Biden, a man who certainly didn’t appear enthusiastic about the idea of becoming the leader of the free world, has inspired no confidence whatsoever during his time in office. His lackadaisical approach to governance has allowed the economy to flounder, with inflation and supply chain disasters roiling what could have otherwise been a powerful, pandemic-recovery Christmas.
Thanks to this, (and a myriad of other failures), Biden’s approval ratings have plummeted, and the reluctant Commander in Chief has even liberal-leaning CNN wondering if 2024 might not be a bad time to swap him out.
The establishment news network, which the White House has courted to tamp down coverage of Biden’s poor economic record, admitted the president’s “age” and “ongoing political struggles” are a factor in 2024 considerations.
Biden’s approval ratings have dipped into the high 30s amid 40 year-high inflation, the southern border crisis, and the deadly Afghan withdrawal that left hundreds of Americans stranded in the country. He will turn 82 years old two weeks after the 2024 election.Trending:
If Biden does not run, CNN suggested the following 11 candidates might be interested in his job:
Vice President Kamala Harris
Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg
Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA)
Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN)
North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper (D)
Former Mayor of New Orleans Mitch Landrieu (D)
Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo
Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer (D)
New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy (D)
Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker (D)
Former member of the Georgia House of Representatives Stacey Abrams (D)
The West Wing wasn’t hearing it, however.
On Monday White House press secretary Jen Psaki was asked about rumors regarding Biden’s “political fate” and whether Democrats will replace Biden in 2024.
“The White House’s message is focused on what the American people elected the president to do,” Psaki said. “The President has every intention of running for reelection.”
The shocking series of suggestions seems to be at odds with the White House’s consistent messaging, and appears to demonstrate the Democratic Party’s complete and utter lack of awareness in the matter.