Most Democrats and most Americans don’t want Joe Biden to run for president again and there are reasons he might not.
Health, which means the mental disease ravaging his mind can’t be hidden anymore. I mean, he could go full loon and quack like a duck in front of the Japanese ambassador while on his hands and knees tending to his imaginary goslings. Granted the WaPo headline would be, “President Biden Shows An Interest In Wildlife.” But that could do the trick.
He could bow out if the Hunter thing really blows up with indictments, if China gobbles Taiwan, or if the economy heads into darker waters. If this recession is prolonged he is toast.
But none of that could happen and, after taking his hits for a disastrous midterm election, he could run for reelection in 2024.
Of course, the GOP is praying for this and could beat him with almost anybody. Maybe even with Trump, given the way things are going for Biden. Would hard left Democrats, especially forseeing a possible Trump restoration, go gently into the night with Biden? No way.
The party establishment desperately wants Biden to bow out early next year. But Nurse Jill might decide to make a fight of it and run her patient anyway. If so, most pros and apparatchiks will stick with Senile Joe.
The small moderate wing of the party doesn’t have enough clout or numbers to challenge Biden from starboard. But the left wing has the influence and troops to do it. Question is, who would they settle on to take out Biden?
Sanders? Their true leader, but he carries a fatal stigma for them: He’s an old white guy. Plus, one doubts Tlaib and Omar are thrilled with his faith, no matter how atheist Bolshevik he may be. Next.
Warren? The feminist darling, she fits the harpy bill. She’s a hard left female, a lawyer/academic, and resembles a cranky greyhound. But her demeanor, image, and shrill tone make her unelectable.
Newsom? Wants to be president so bad he must be restrained during a full moon. He has Ken doll appeal, is reliably authoritarian socialist, and presides over a Third World merdehole. All these things make him attractive to your typical Democrat. But to get to him you’d have to step over a candidate who the left would not tolerate being overlooked, no matter how she’d go down…in flames.
Harris. Proper PC race and gender tokenism being the only qualifications that really matter to many Democrats, the left would not permit a serious challenge to Biden from anyone but her. Not to say others won’t run, but Harris need just play the race and gender card and, considering Biden’s albatross potential for the entire party, a lot of Democrats would say what the hell and sign on with the cackling airhead, congratulating themselves on their noble crusade for the first black female presidential nominee.
Republicans would also cheer on her campaign for the obvious schadenfreude and for her probable ability to lose the Electoral College by triple digits. The Democrats get a martyr to hold against mean nasty racist sexist America and the rest of country is rid of a Democrat in the White House for at least several years. Seems like a fair trade in my book.