While the Democrats might control D.C. for now, the 2022 midterm elections are predicted to swing heavily for the GOP as the Biden administration has struggled on multiple fronts. With Americans juggling inflation, soaring gas prices, and a Southern border crisis, not only are the midterm elections looking bleak for the Democrats, but when it comes to the 2024 Presidential election, many are wondering who the party will support. President Joe Biden claims to be running again, but that would make him 81-years-old if he were to secure a second election. And with Vice President Kamala Harris failing to impress voters, some believe former Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton, might be seeking another chance at the Oval Office.
Although once being the Secretary of State and the First Lady, when it comes to securing a Presidential election and making history, Hillary has stumbled not once but twice. First, Hillary was unable to win in 2008, and again, in 2016, former President Donald Trump shocked liberals and the Democrats by garnering a massive amount of votes.
Although there have been no announcements of Hillary wanting another chance at the White House, Mark Penn, who was a top strategist for her 2008 campaign, said that she shouldn’t run for a third time.
Appearing on Fox News, Penn stated, “I don’t think the country wants to go back to candidates who have run before, whether that is Hillary, Biden or Trump. Clinton’s national ratings are below Trump’s at this point.”
As for Biden, David Axelrod, who was the top strategist for Obama in 2008 and 2012, admitted, “The presidency is a monstrously taxing job and the stark reality is the president would be closer to 90 than 80 at the end of a second term, and that would be a major issue.” He added, “He looks his age and isn’t as agile in front of a camera as he once was, and this has fed a narrative about competence that isn’t rooted in reality.”
With strategists advising against Biden or Hillary running, it seems Hillary might have taken the suggestions as she told CBS’s Mornings that she couldn’t see herself making a bid in 2024. “What I can imagine is staying as active and outspoken as I can because I think … our country is really on the precipice, Gayle. I think that we are looking at not only the erosion of these rights — the throwing the door open to unfettered, unregulated gun access — but we’re also looking at dismantling the federal government, how it protects our air and our water and everything else that goes along with it.”