In the past, it would be a safe bet that Bernie Sanders would run against the Democrat establishment candidate.
Sanders has said he will support Biden, the oldest sitting president, in 2024 if he plans to run again. Biden would be 82 at the start of a second term.
“I think there’s a general consensus right now that President Biden has done, not everything we would like, he has done a good job,” Sanders said on CBS. “And again, I can’t speak for anybody else. But what I have said is, if he runs, announces that he is going to run, I will support him.”
There are caveats there, but Bernie continues to bow out of a potential challenge. The Bernie camp is pondering running leftist Rep. Ro Khanna, but it would be hard for Bernie to support such a run after promising to support Biden. And without Bernie’s support, such a run would be hollow.
Newsom has bowed out. Elizabeth Warren has expressed support for Biden. So have most Democrat leaders. The DNC voted to rig the primary schedule to pack it with states like South Carolina that Biden couldn’t lose even if he actually died during the campaign.
So what’s left? Is there even going to be a challenger?
Incumbent presidents generally don’t face serious primary challenges no matter how unpopular they are. Biden may be analogous to Jimmy Carter, but the party has become much more timorous since. Most Democrats don’t want Biden to run again, but the ‘democrats’ may not have a democratic option.
What does the field currently look like? Read em and weep. Then laugh.
Marianne Williamson is planning a D.C. announcement in March, the self-help author and former Democratic presidential candidate said Saturday.
“As America gears up for the 2024 presidential election, I’m preparing an important announcement on March 4th in Washington DC,” Williamson said in a statement that listed factors that “propelled me to explore the possibility of running for the Democratic nomination for president in 2024.”
Cultist nutjob is Biden’s only real challenger. And the DNC has rigged the primary schedule so Williamson’s plan to win New Hampshire doesn’t even matter. The primary schedule is geared to black and Latino voters who would rather listen to Josh Groban and Pink than vote for her.
While the Republican primaries continue to heat up, Democrats are too cowardly to challenge a candidate whom 58% of their own party don’t want to see run again.
So much for the “democratic” party.