President Joe Biden has reportedly told Barack Obama he plans to run for president again in 2024, despite concerns about Biden’s age and building criticism from the left and the right of his faltering leadership.
A source told The Hill that Biden thinks he is the only Democrat who has a chance of beating Donald Trump.
Biden running again?
Biden came into office promising competent leadership, but chaos at home and abroad have turned many Americans against him. His sinking political fortunes have left many Democrats anxious about their chances of holding onto the White House in 2024.
Driving that concern is the fact that Biden does not have a capable successor in vice president Kamala Harris, who remains deeply unpopular with voters.
“People think she has no shot, which has to keep him as the guy,” a source said.
Some in the liberal bubble are looking to Pete Buttigieg for hope. But Biden is convinced that he is the only Democrat who can compete with Trump, the source, who is familiar with Biden’s talks with Obama, said.
“I believe he thinks he’s the only one who can beat Trump. I don’t think he thinks there’s anyone in the Democratic party who can beat Trump and that’s the biggest factor,” the source said.
The Democrats’ best?
Biden’s resolve to run again is sure to leave many surprised. At 79, Biden is already the oldest president in American history, and it shows.
But the president has continued to taunt Trump, saying last month he would be “fortunate” to run against him. A recent poll found that Trump led Biden by six points and Harris by double digits.
It’s hard to imagine that Democrats, including Obama, are thrilled with Biden’s plans. For the globalist regime, the 2020 election was supposed to be a one-and-done deal to get rid of Trump. Biden’s sham presidency was never meant to last.
As weak as Biden may be, Democrats still don’t have many good options for replacing their hand-picked puppet — as they themselves acknowledge. Democratic strategist Basil Smikle told The Hill that Biden “is the best choice, but there’s a concern that the Democrats don’t have a strong bench.”
We’ll give Biden this much: for a man so clearly unfit for his job, he has a plenty of confidence.