While this would seem to leave Vice President Kamala Harris as his logical successor, surveys show she is even less popular than the president is. That has some insiders pushing for another choice altogether.
Clinton said to be “already in an advantageous position”
Douglas Schoen is a Democratic pollster while Andrew Stein is a New York City politician, and this week they published an op-ed piece in the Wall Street Journal calling on former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to make a comeback.
“She is already in an advantageous position to become the 2024 Democratic nominee,” the pair argued in their article on Tuesday.
They added that Clinton “is an experienced national figure who is younger than Mr. Biden and can offer a different approach from the disorganized and unpopular one the party is currently taking.”
The two go on to suggest that Clinton can capitalize on the political losses that Capitol Hill Democrats are expected to sustain in this year’s upcoming midterm elections.
They “anticipate that Mrs. Clinton will begin shortly after the midterms to position herself as an experienced candidate capable of leading Democrats on a new and more successful path.”
“Mrs. Clinton can spend the time between now and midterms doing what the Clinton administration did after the Democrats’ blowout defeat in the 1994 midterms,” Schoen and Stein insist.
This includes “crafting a moderate agenda on both domestic and foreign policy,” something which would show “Mrs. Clinton is the only credible alternative to Mr. Biden, Ms. Harris, and the entire Democratic Party establishment.”
Critics skeptical of Clinton’s political viability
They conclude their piece by declaring, “If Democrats want a fighting chance at winning the presidency in 2024, Mrs. Clinton is likely their best option.”
However, others sharply disagree with the idea that Democrats would be wise to nominate once again nominate Clinton.
Mediate quoted Fox News contributor John Roberts as responded to the Wall Street Journal article by noting, “A lot of people say the reason that Donald Trump became president, he would not say it, but it was a vote against Hillary Clinton.”