Democratic strategist and former Obama administration member David Axelrod is backtracking on his comments about President Joe Biden’s potential reelection bid in 2024. Axelrod took to social media to express his concerns about whether running again would be in Biden’s best interest or the country’s. However, he now asserts that he never told Biden to drop out of the race.
As a conservative Republican, it’s clear to see why Axelrod’s comments would strike a nerve among Democrats. They are already spooked after a shocking poll revealed that Biden’s support among voters under 30 is minimal, and even his support among Hispanic voters is declining. Additionally, 22% of black voters showed support for former President Donald Trump. These numbers, combined with Biden trailing Trump in swing states, highlight the potential challenges he would face in a 2024 rematch.
Democratic strategist walks back comments questioning Biden’s 2024 chances https://t.co/h3E6WDxYeB
— Washington Examiner (@dcexaminer) November 8, 2023
Axelrod acknowledges the high stakes and the need for Biden to make a careful decision. After all, if he chooses to run again, he will be the Democratic Party’s nominee. But as a conservative commentator, it’s hard not to question whether Biden’s bid for reelection is truly in the best interest of the country. Given his declining support and the growing strength of potential Republican candidates like Trump, Gov. Ron DeSantis, Nikki Haley, and Vivek Ramaswamy, it’s clear that Biden would face a tough battle.
Another factor to consider is the independent candidate Robert Kennedy Jr., who withdrew from the Democratic primary in October. Recent polling suggests that in a head-to-head matchup between Trump and Biden, they would be virtually tied. However, when Kennedy is introduced, he actually takes away more votes from Trump than Biden. This could significantly impact the outcome of the 2024 general election.
Overall, Axelrod’s initial comments and subsequent explanations have raised important questions about Biden’s future. As a conservative Republican, it’s hard not to see the challenges and potential pitfalls he would face in a 2024 bid for reelection. It will certainly be an interesting race to watch, and one that could have significant implications for the future of our country.