The party’s elites are pitted against most Democrats in the Biden 2024 decision

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The party's elites are pitted against most Democrats

  • news by AUN News correspondent
  • Wednesday, January 25, 2023
  • AUN News – ISSN: 2949-8090

Summary:

  • Investigators “seized more than a half-dozen documents, some of them sensitive,” at President Biden’s residence in Delaware, according to the New York Times.

  • Biden’s “watch me” attitude is predominantly out of place when it comes to Democratic supporters under 35.

  • Joe Biden would be the most prominent representative of the existing quo if he ran in 2024, which would not be an intelligent position to be in given that Republican phoney populism will unavoidably be their game plan.

  • “The president’s path to the Democratic nomination for president would likely be far more straightforward than his path to re-election to the White House.

  • If Biden is willing to run again as the party’s nominee even though most Democrats don’t want him to, it will make it more likely that a Republican will be in the White House in two years.

The Democratic Party’s refusal to let Joe Biden run for re-election in 2024, despite his weak chances, became harder to defend over the weekend. Investigators “seized more than a half-dozen documents, some of them sensitive,” at President Biden’s residence in Delaware, according to the New York Times.

“The extraordinary search of a sitting president’s house by federal officials—at the request of Mr. Biden’s lawyer—substantially made the president’s legal and political situation worse,” the newspaper said.

Donald Trump, on the other hand, is refusing to help the government look into the many more secret papers he has in his possession. Biden seems to be working closely with the Justice Department. Even though it’s not clear how the issue of the paper will affect Biden’s plans to run for re-election, it’s likely to stick around for a while since special counsel investigations often last more than 900 days.

On the other hand, a common assumption is that Democratic voters are just watching as Biden decides whether or not to run for a second term. This is something that powerful people and corporate media journalists take for granted.

Why not ask them? is a logical question that is hard to bring up in usual political talk, but it’s right there in plain sight.

What a notion! Biden might actually ask the Democratic base for advice. These people always vote for the party’s candidates, give small donations that add up to millions, and give their time and effort for free.

Their choice to run for office again with Biden should be understood as much more than merely personal preference. Biden may put party and country first by acknowledging that defeating the Republican ticket in 2024 will require widespread enthusiasm from grassroots Democrats rather than dismissing it as such.

Biden would have a better chance of beating the GOP if he included these Democrats in his decision about whether or not to run for president officially.

The Biden White House is uninterested in any such notion, though, for one main reason. Because he would probably not like the response, the president is reluctant to address the question of devoted Democratic voters. “It’s my party, and I’ll run if I want to,” is his unambiguous position.

During a press conference soon after the midterm elections, a hint of that attitude was visible. What message do you have for them, given that “two-thirds of Americans in exit polls say they don’t think you should run for re-election”? “Watch me,” was Biden’s response.

CNN and CNBC polls done later showed that about 60% of Democrats did not want Biden to run. However, it appears that he still plans to do so.

Hubris is a better word to describe someone who disobeys the majority of party supporters than leadership. Whatever the description, it bears a significant danger of failing.

For example, it’s wishful thinking to think that the Democratic nominee for president can win without a big turnout from young people, who are the future and foundation of the party.

Biden’s “watch me” attitude is predominantly out of place when it comes to Democratic supporters under 35. A startling 94 percent of those under 30 said they didn’t want Biden to be the party’s nominee, according to a New York Times poll conducted last summer.

If Biden does decide to run, this disconnect will cause problems. Too many young people might have a “watch me” attitude and not vote for or volunteer for Biden until he is defeated.

A president has often been eligible to be renominated. But since most of the party’s supporters don’t want him to run, it would be very narcissistic from a political point of view for him to try to get the nomination just by using his power within the party. It doesn’t exactly present well or lead to good fortune.

If Joe Biden ran for president in 2024, he would be the most visible representative of the status quo. This would not be a good position, since Republican populism will be their game plan no matter what.

Only 21% of registered voters believed the country was “heading in the right direction” in a poll conducted by Hart Research in November, while 72% said it was “off on the wrong track.”

The president’s path to the Democratic nomination for president would likely be far more straightforward than his path to re-election to the White House. If Biden is willing to run again as the party’s nominee, even though most Democrats don’t want him to, it will make it more likely that a Republican will be in the White House in two years.

To stop a disaster like this from happening, Democrats on the ground will have to stand up to party leaders who seem eager to blow up Biden’s likely graveyard of second-term hopes.

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