Momentum growing for Biden’s Democrat replacement for 2024

Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg continued to receive hype from the left as the possible replacement for President Joe Biden, perhaps as early as 2024.

“While many have assumed Vice President Kamala Harris is best positioned to be the Democratic standard-bearer in the 2024 election if President Biden passes on a second term, there is another school of thought that Mr. Buttigieg could be next in line,” a Washington Times Op-Ed shared on Thursday.

“After all, the 40-year-old has been given a massive platform to showcase his political chops and communication skills as the public face of the $1 trillion infrastructure spending that is wildly popular and received bipartisan votes. It dishes out goodies to every corner of the U.S., such as improving urban airports and expanding broadband internet access to rural areas,” it added.

November poll

The idea is not new. A poll in November showed Buttigieg near the top of the list of potential contenders if Biden chooses not to run.

Buttigieg was second only to Vice President Kamala Harris in a poll, with Harris continuing to struggle since the poll was taken.

A controversial choice

The thought would be controversial in many ways, including the fact that he would be the first president in a same-sex marriage.

His husband, Chastain, has been public as well, including the release of a memoir about his life with Buttigieg.

The two men have also adopted two infant twins, which would mark another first if Buttigieg served as president.

The idea may sound good to some on the left, but his success in running for president was not strong, indicating there may be more hype than substance to his demand among voters.

The rumors are largely swirling due to Biden’s weaknesses, not Buttigieg’s successes, as the president continues to struggle even with those in his party.

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