After announcing at midnight in his pajamas that he would officially run for re-election in 2024, President Joe Biden chose campaign managers Tuesday to oversee his future Zoom rallies and ice cream shop tours for the next 18 months, according to Politico.
His campaign manager will be Julie Chavez Rodriguez, one of his senior advisers and the director of the White House Office of Intergovernmental Affairs. Quentin Fulks, who managed Raphael Warnock’s 2022 Georgia Senate campaign, will be the deputy campaign manager.
Rodriguez has not run a campaign before, but she has been a close advisor to Biden and was deputy campaign manager in 2020. “She isn’t the most operational person they could have gone with, but she has close relationships with the president and his staff,” a co-worker said. “She gets sh** done and doesn’t piss people off while doing it.”
Plus, she's Cesar Chavez's granddaughter, I guess that's gravitas for Democrats these days.
Apparently, Biden is sticking with Kamala Harris as vice president on the 2024 ticket. She wasn't present during the video announcement (that would have been creepy, he was in his pajamas) but released her own statement on Tuesday.
There had been speculation that Biden should dump Harris, who was even less liked than he was, but no one really thought he would take the first black woman vice president off the ticket no matter how inane and bumbling she is.
The team has a hard row to hoe, given that the economy is headed for the toilet and most people don't even want Biden to run again in 2024 because he seems like he belongs on a locked-down dementia unit.
Biden's approval rating went down to 41% last week, which is not a great place to be. Still, it's probably better than he deserves after he chose climate change over jobs, fentanyl overdoses over a secure border, and political expediency over an effective Afghan pullout.
But Biden expressed confidence in his team, saying, "Julie and Quentin are trusted, effective leaders that know the stakes of this election and will bring their knowledge and energy to managing a campaign that reaches all Americans."
It looks like it could be another Trump-Biden matchup in 2024, which could be the only thing that gives Biden a chance of winning.
Voters may decide to pick the almost brain-dead vegetable over the complete jerk for the second time, and really, who could blame them?
It's hard to believe the country has really come to this, where hiding your mental decline behind virtual rallies so no one sees how apathetic your supporters are can win you the presidency because you're facing a guy who keeps going on and on about how he really won the last election and makes up nicknames about his opponents so no one realizes they're better than him.
How Republicans can be falling for Trump's tired old mean-guy persona over Florida Governor Ron DeSantis is a mystery to me, but it may just push Biden across the finish line, "Weekend at Bernie's" style.
If the two worst possible candidates actually end up facing off again in 2024, I'm going to have to conclude that God is judging us for our many sins by giving us what we deserve--bad leadership no matter who wins the race.