Remember when before an expected red wave, Dems were unwilling to endorse Biden’s reelection?
Pelosi repeatedly refused to answer questions earlier this year as to whether Biden should run again.
Now, Nancy is all in.
Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) on Sunday said President Biden should run for reelection in 2024, calling him a “great president for our country” who has “accomplished so much” for Americans.
“He has just done so many things that are so great,” Pelosi told ABC’s “This Week” host George Stephanopoulos. “He’s put money in people’s pockets, vaccines in their arms, children back in school, people back to work — for starters.”
“All of it with justice, with equity, with inclusiveness,” Pelosi said. “He has been a great president and he has a great record to run on.”
Midterms have consequences. A successful performance or a poor one is seen as a reflection on not only the candidates on the ballot, but on the guy in the White House and his likely opponent. We’ve seen this play out in the GOP and it’s playing out more quietly among the Democrats.
Dems were getting ready to shove Biden off on an ice floe before the midterms. Now, if he can manage to stagger to the finish line, the nomination may be his for the taking.
Before this, Biden would have had to compete if he wanted to run again. Now the Democrat leadership is starting to line up behind Biden. And the voters may follow. More to the point, mainstream Democrats won’t challenge him. There will be some sort of challenge, whether from Bernie Sanders or even Tulsi Gabbard who is clearly reactivating some sort of political campaign, but with the establishment and black voters backing Biden, it will be a dead end.
Now nothing is set. Biden is old and his health or mental capacities may implode so badly that even his handlers won’t be able to drag him across the finish line.
But there’s a real possibility that he may be the Democrat nominee in 2024. In which case these midterms may be a blessing in disguise for the GOP.