(RoyalPatriot.com )- Who may take Joe Biden’s position on the Democratic ticket if he decides not to run for reelection in 2024? To appropriately respond, we must first acknowledge that primary midterm challenges to the President are frequently discussed by commentators, even when there is little to no reason to think that the incumbent will resign. An eligible incumbent declining to run is exceedingly uncommon; Lyndon B. Johnson did so in 1968, the most recent instance. Even so, President Johnson did not withdraw until the primary season had already started, and according to some reports, he anticipated being named the Democratic nominee at the convention nonetheless.
A primary contest that takes place under the watchful eye of an eligible incumbent may proceed very differently from a conventional presidential primary. The timing of Joe Biden’s announcement that he would not seek reelection would be crucial. It’s hard to predict how a primary race will turn out without all the information. But it’s not too early to consider some of the most likely contenders.
Although it’s far from a given, Vice President Kamala Harris would benefit significantly by running in the primary.
It is accurate to say that Vice President Harris’ approval ratings have declined even more than President Biden’s, and she hasn’t yet built a solid relationship with the media gatekeepers who will determine how politics are covered in 2024. Although Harris would have the implied support of President Biden and the government, starting from the position of Vice President would be a huge advantage.
Apart from Harris, Pete Buttigieg, the transportation secretary, certainly has astounding stats. In his unsuccessful 2020 campaign, Buttigieg made an impact, exceeding expectations and landing a spot in the cabinet. Many voters who doubt Harris’ chances seem to favor Buttigieg, who has largely escaped the effects of the Biden administration’s challenges.
Even though he is no longer a party member, Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont still represents the party’s left wing. However, in 2020, he could not put together a broad enough coalition, and the media has unfairly blamed the Democratic Party’s current woes on the excessive influence of the left on policy.
And then there’s Hillary, the horror-movie monster that just can’t be snuffed.
In 2024, many governors and senators from different states might make a compelling case for the nomination. If Joe Biden decides against running for re-election, the reasons will center on his age. Therefore, selecting a replacement with the same problem wouldn’t be a good idea.
Against all odds, Joe Biden is probably the most likely Democratic nominee in 2024.
Democrats should be aware that selecting a different candidate for the 2024 race could be essential. But, there is still time until 2024 for things to turn around for Biden.