There’s been a lot of quiet speculation on the left about Joe Biden’s ability to run again, much less whether or not he would stand a chance given how unpopular he is at this point.
As we previously noted, even reliable Democratic media organs like CNN were throwing up thoughts about who might run in 2024, “if” Joe Biden “decided” not to run. They showed how fragile the Democratic bench really is. Kamala Harris also showed that she hadn’t been advised on the issue of whether Biden was running again when she said last month they hadn’t even talked about it. Even though White House Press Psaki stated in November that Biden was running for reelection, this is still true. We noted that polls show he will not do well against Donald Trump. Most Americans also doubt his mental health and nearly two-thirds believe he is too old to run for office.
Now some of that speculation is getting louder and just a bit more pointed when it comes to Joe Biden’s issues. Democratic strategists are saying a progressive will run against Biden and one progressive strategist didn’t mince words when it came to Biden’s shortcomings.
Jeff Weaver, a former campaign manager for Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT), said that there would be an alternative candidate. It could be Nina Turner (who ran in 2020) or Marianne Williamson. Neither seems like they’d have much of a chance. Corbin Trent, former Communications Director for Rep. Alexandria Ocasio Cortez (D-NY) and cofounder of No Excuses PAC, says Biden is unhappy about Biden.
“He’s deeply unpopular. He’s old as sh–. He’s largely been ineffective, unless we’re counting judges or whatever the hell inside-baseball scorecard we’re using. And I think he’ll probably get demolished in the midterms,” Trent said.
Don’t hold back there, tell us what you think.
This opinion, however, is very evident when Joe Biden comes from his left-leaning party members. They feel like he sold them down the river on Build Back Better and hasn’t brought it over the finish line. He hasn’t canceled student debt and they’re mad about that. They view him as promising them everything but not actually delivering.
Biden was vacationing in Delaware when some far-left climate crazies gathered near his home and demanded that they either receive or give them a letter. They wanted him to declare a “climate emergency.” Listen to the mania as you hear one of them say we only have “seven years left” before we reach catastrophic levels of carbon in the atmosphere. Biden wasn’t doing enough, they chastised.
Today @OccupyBidenAfter spending a week camping in the area, climate activists tried to make President Biden’s demands at his Wilmington home.
Secret Service denied that the group was allowed to pass a security checkpoint, and they said that staff would not be able to request their assistance. pic.twitter.com/ZFoPXQydm4
— Ford Fischer (@FordFischer) January 2, 2022
These are the types of folks that Biden has to keep happy and hold in check — the folks who are habitually unhappy. It’s one of the reasons that that left is always a mess. Because it’s impossible to get their act together. It’s why even when you have Republican problems, the Democrats are always snatching defeat from the jaws of victory. Many on the left are likely to stay home in the midterms if they don’t get what they want and vote for someone else if Biden is the nominee in 2024. They’re going to do all they can to try to get what they want from Biden but if they don’t feel like it’s enough, they’re perfectly willing to sit out elections.