Although President Joe Biden has been in office for just a few months, some Democratic members of Congress are already talking about his possible candidacy for the 2024 presidential election. Politico reported that numerous representatives are worried about Biden’s age and his ability to campaign effectively, but are choosing to remain silent about their concerns in order to protect their own political futures.
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According to Minnesota Representative Dean Phillips, who has been vocal about his opinion that Biden is too old to run for reelection, numerous colleagues share his views but are hesitant to express them due to fear. He stated that people are primarily concerned with self-preservation and their personal goals, which explains this fear.
Democratic representatives are concerned that if President Biden decides not to seek reelection, Vice President Kamala Harris may take his place, which could jeopardize the party’s prospects in the 2024 election. Minnesota Rep. Dean Phillips stated that no one wants to be responsible for harming the Democrats’ chances of winning in 2024. However, in private conversations, some are expressing concerns that paving the way for Harris could pose a greater risk to the party.
It appears that some Democrats are even trying to convince First Lady Jill Biden that her husband should not run again. One Democratic House member told Politico that Biden should run for reelection before going off the record, having the reporter turn his phone off and explaining that Harris was not an option.
According to a survey by the NORC Center for Public Affairs Research and the Associated Press, just 37% of Democrats want President Joe Biden to seek reelection in 2024, a decline from 52% last autumn. This indicates that a significant number of Democrats may be seeking an alternative candidate to represent their party in the upcoming election.
It is clear that Democratic members of Congress are divided on whether or not President Joe Biden should run for reelection in 2024. While some are concerned about his age and limited ability to campaign, others are worried that Vice President Kamala Harris could endanger the party’s chances in the next election. Ultimately, it is up to Biden and his family to decide whether or not he will seek another term as president.
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