Could This Be The Democrats’ Play?

Sitting here this morning looking at a long list of Democrats that have indicated at one time or another that they want to be President of the United States, and a list that’s growing of those that know they can’t back Joe Biden for reelection. None of the people on the “I Wish I Were President” list have the ability to excite the Democrats, much less the Independents and the Republicans to a point where they can win. We’ve seen most of them before. The Bernie Sanders, the Elizabeth Warrens, the Pete Buttigiegs, and the like. The list goes on and on.

From where I sit today, the Democrats don’t have an exciting player in the field other than Sanders, who is great at packing arenas with college kids, because of his desire to erase their college loan debt, and give them free tuition. But when you look at the Amy Klobuchars, the Hillary Clintons (yes, she’s still thinking about running), and the K-baby Harris’ of the world, you have to stop and wonder…the bench may be long, but there’s no one of quality sitting on it. Even a Gavin Newsome has problems should he decide to enter the fray.

But there is an interesting choice that is on the sidelines that few are talking about. Her name is Liz Cheyney.

I know, I know. She’s just got blown out in her primary in Wyoming a week ago. That’s never a good sign for someone that wants to run for the White House. Typically that nomination goes to winners, not someone that can’t even win a primary to keep their congressional seat! But what if Cheyney decided to switch parties in order to run against Donald Trump? She said she’d do anything in her power to make sure he doesn’t win, right? Would it include switching parties?

In the short view, I don’t think that would matter. Liz Cheyney doesn’t have a very good aptitude for things. Not even for the Democrats. She is a one-note-Samba. It’s “Defeat Trump at all costs”. The rest of her platform is basically non-existent. Cheyney is not a strong candidate, even if she isn’t running as the anti-Trump candidate. Yes, she won Wyoming by 20 points two years ago. That’s a far cry from 270 Electoral College votes!

And if you make 2024 solely about Donald Trump, he probably would win. Trump is great when people are talking about him. He’s great when HE is the message, and if Cheyney were the Dems choice for the nomination, she would have nothing else to say except, “Vote for me, I’m NOT Donald Trump!”

And then we are faced with the same question…if not Biden, who? And that’s a question no one on the left wants to answer just yet!

Carry on world…you’re dismissed!

Biden Is NOT Running For Reelection!

You can thank K-baby Harris for this one. The Word Salad Queen stumbled through yet another interview, this time on CNN, where she made one hell of an “oops” statement.

She said, “Joe Biden is running for reelection, and I will be his ticket mate. Full stop. That’s it.”

The host even asked her to clarify it, almost in disbelief, stating, “Full stop?” Harris replied, “Full Stop!”

So, one would leave that interview thinking that Joe Biden is certainly running for reelection, right? Well, hang on just an Aunt Judy’s curtains’ minute! Apparently, when K-baby got back to the White House, she got pulled into a meeting and was reamed a new one. See, there are several reasons why a sitting president doesn’t want to be the first to enter a race for reelection. The main reason is, there are things you as a private citizen, or even an elected politician can do, and there are things that you as a candidate have to do. It lowers Biden’s ability to get some stuff done if it’s already announced that he’s running for reelection. And of course, you don’t want to be the first in the fray. Of course, Donald Trump didn’t listen to that advice. He was the first candidate of either party to sign up for the 2020 race. But that was a outlayer. Every other person that filed back in 2017 and 2018 ended up bowing out early. Even K-baby herself who filed for the race in January of 2021 only lasted eleven months.

When K-baby and hubby were headed to California on Air Force 2 for some fund raising, K-baby, by orders of the White House, had to go and talk to the press and walk back her earlier statement. She addressed the press and said that she needed to “clarify” her statement from her interview on CNN. What she said was, “The president intends to run, and if he does, I will be his ticket mate. We will run together.”

Now, there’s the rub.

There are miles of differences in the two statements. One erases all doubt that Biden is going for reelection. The other uses words like “intends” and “if”, which are much less certain. And the mere fact that Harris was ordered to make the “clarification” was proof enough that at some point in the next 18 months, Joe Biden is going to announce that for some unknown to the rest of the world reason, he has decided not to run.

But that decision has already been made apparently.

Now the question becomes who’s next? Democrats are seeing poll after poll of Biden’s approval numbers slipping away. He’s now down to the mid-30’s in most of the polling. What’s frightening to most Democrats is that Biden can’t throw his support behind Harris to run for president, because she has worse approval numbers than he does. In fact, Harris’ rating gives Dan Quayle a run for his money as the lowest rated VP in history. She’s in the upper 20’s of approval. Quayle’s last approval rating was 19%.

So, if Biden chooses not to run, and Harris can’t get enough people to even draw interest (remember…she had to drop her price of getting your picture taken with her from $15,000 to just $5,000, and she still only got a couple of people to bite) who do the Dem’s go with? They have the old social, st crowd of Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren, neither of whom would sway people in a recession. There’s AOC who’s thinking about it, but probably wouldn’t get passed the “forming a committee” phase, and Pete Buttigieg, who’s been AWOL for most of his tenure as Transportation Secretary.

I’ve even heard rumblings that Stacey Abrams was thinking of running, especially if she can’t win the Gubernatorial race this November. That wouldn’t bode well for the party either…to have a candidate that couldn’t even win state-wide office?
Basically the Dems at this point are screwed unless there’s a Bill Clinton wannabe that steps up from some state. They have no one anywhere on their very short bench that could raise the type of cash involved, or get the type of crowd appeal that several Republicans could muster.

Whether it’s a “Full Stop”, or “Intends” I’d say Joe Biden is done as President.

Carry on world…you’re dismissed!

Eating Their Own

I’ve always felt that since the Democrat party was “one giant tent” that had a lot of people in it that had a million differing ideas of what should be done first, that eventually it would have to collapse. Not everyone could agree on doing things the same way all the time. Someone would want to push their ideas to the front of the line, and that would upset everyone.

It’s happening.

If you take a look, starting on day one when Joe Biden took office, the left has been fighting with itself far more than they’ve been fighting with the Republicans. AOC and the Whackjob Five have basically had Nancy Pelosi in a headlock since the term began. In the Senate, Joe Manchin and Krysten Sinema can’t seem to get on board with the progressives of the party, like Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren. And Chuck Schumer is sitting there wondering what to do about it as he polishes his forehead.

On his first day in office, Biden cancelled the Keystone XL Pipeline project, much to the chagrin of union bosses all over the country. These were the same union bosses that were pushing for Biden’s election over Donald Trump, and on his first day in office, this is how he repaid them!

And it’s been continuing and showing itself outside of the halls of Congress. Uber-leftist Bill Maher blasted former White House Spokesperson, Jen “Circle Back” Psaki when she said she didn’t have an “official position” as to where folks protest. That came in response to a question she was asked if the White House felt that Supreme Court Justices’ homes should be targeted by protesters. Bill Maher went crazy on it.

And of course, the latest example happened earlier this week when Jeff Bezos, the former CEO of Amazon, and himself a very left of center liberal (and owner of the Washington Post) has been accelerating his war on words against Joe Biden. Bezos is blaming the White House for wanting to raise taxes on the wealthy in order to “stem the inflation spiral”. As Bezos put it, all that’s going to do is increase the rate of inflation even more, and we’re at a 40 year high already! He sounds more like a Reagan Republican than he does a socialist!

I guess you can also add in fight between most liberals who are aghast that Elon Musk is buying Twitter and wants to make sure that Freedom of Speech is the rule of the day. Now, mind you, Musk has admitted that he has “voted for far more Democrats than Republicans” in his voting life, and certainly wouldn’t ever be considered a moderate or a conservative. So, why is the left all upset at him? Because they’re afraid that he’s going to make Twitter more mainstream, and less socialist in thought.

And these are just four examples. There are dozens and dozens. Liberals are in such a big tent that they are going to fight it out amongst themselves to see which topic is something that they should all be fighting for. Gone are the days when the Women’s Libbers and the NOW gang wanted to get the ERA passed with the help of EVERY Democrat. Now, it’s every issue for itself!

Carry on world…you’re dismissed!

Is “Build Back Better” Dead?

Nope. Not in the least. At least that’s the way several Democrats in the Senate are playing it today. You’ll remember that back in December, Joe Manchin (D-WV) was the one that killed the $2 trillion tax and spend bill that would have brought glee to most Dems. Not so with Manchin. And with a 50/50 split in the Senate, even if they called this a “reconciliation” bill, they couldn’t pass it on their own without Manchin.

There have been talks between Manchin and Senate Majority Leader, Chuckles Schumer (D-NY) to try and find some common ground that would and could pass the Senate. The two met at length this past Tuesday, and this is reportedly what came out of the meeting.

Manchin said he would be voting FOR a new Build Back Better plan if it did two things. First it had to control inflation, which is running as high as it has in the last 40 years. Second, it has to bring down the federal deficit. Manchin, sounding more like a Republican than a Democrat here, said that he would indeed be willing to increase the corporate tax levels to 25% (it’s currently 21%), and would raise the capital gains tax to 28% (currently 20%). He also wants to see the loopholes closed so “that everyone pays their fair share in taxes”.

Now comes the kicker that might kill any chance of it passing. Manchin said that if all of that was done, half of the revenue would have to go toward deficit reduction and couldn’t be used to spend on new social programs like Green New Deal. That will most likely be the sticking point.

I don’t think that anyone in the Democrat party is going to be upset with a tax increase on either corporations or capital gains. And certainly not one that closes loopholes. What they will go absolute bat-crazy about is the half of revenue generated will be going to offsetting the deficit. Democrats don’t seem to think that a deficit is that important of a deal. Oh, they screamed a little bit about it when Donald Trump was president, but that was only because it was Trump in the White House spending the money. Had it been Bobo Obama, or Joe Biden, they would have gleefully approved the spending.

If Manchin sticks to his guns on this one, I can’t see any real compromise that gets the likes of a Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren to jump on board. They interviewed Dick Durbin (D-IL) about the meeting, and while most Dems are tight lipped about what went on, or just plain don’t know, Durbin said he was the “most skeptical” that a deal could be reached. What is most telling is the fact that Republicans are opposed to any corporate or capital gains tax increase, and joining them on the “no” side is Arizona Senator Kyrsten Sinema. That means that without a Republican joining the Dems, even Manchin’s best wishes won’t come to fruition!

Remember, if the Democrats lose one seat to Republicans in the midterm elections, they lose the chance to pass any of this stuff come next year. That’s why I think you’re going to see a major push over the summer and early fall (a rarity during a campaign year) to pass as much of Biden’s programs as they possibly can. They know the handwriting on the wall and can see that their chances of getting anything else done between now and next January is the only way that happens.

Carry on world…you’re dismissed!

But If Biden DOESN’T Run…

Politics is a game of timing. What worked in 2020 probably won’t work in 2024. There are several reasons for that. Joe Biden was seen in 2020 as the guy that could bring America back together after what Democrats and independents felt was a tumultuous presidency under Donald Trump. That hasn’t really come to fruition as old age, and a declining mental acuity problem seem to have hampered Biden.

Joe says that he’s all in for reelection in 2024. Of course, you know as well as I that after 15 months of being in office of a 48 month term, you are GOING to say that. You don’t want to be called a lame duck president after one year in office. But what if Biden doesn’t run? There are several reasons why he wouldn’t.

First of all would be his health. The guy will be 81 years old come 2024. You can already see that he has trouble getting around. He doesn’t leave the DC area too much unless it’s to get back to his home in nearby Delaware. You certainly don’t see him making a ton of overseas trips or visiting the west coast of the US. He just doesn’t have the stamina. That’s not a knock. I only WISH I could have stamina to get up and work every day when I’m 79!

Second though is his polling. Don’t think for a minute that doesn’t play into it. If Biden isn’t concerned about his approval numbers, I can guarantee there are a lot of upper echelon Democrats who have already taken notice. You don’t win elections when you are in the 30’s in approval, and your vice president is in the 20’s. That’s not a recipe for success.

So, who would run? Two names popped up in The Hill recently. Elizabeth Warren, and Bernie Sanders. And socialist snowflakes in the party are pushing both of them to reconsider running against Biden if they need to in the primaries. The money, they say, is there to help them. They just need their commitment. Sanders is already 80, and will be 82 by the time the 2024 election is held. Warren is just a child comparatively speaking. She’s 72 now and will be 74 then. And that doesn’t bode well for grabbing the youth vote. And when you consider that Trump is going to be 77, well, it’s the geriatric club that seems to be running. However, Monday, Warren came out and said she was going to run for the Senate in 2024. She ruled out a potential run for the White House, which knocks a hole in The Hill’s article.

Frankly, I can’t see Sanders wanting to make a third attempt at the nomination. I know he doesn’t think that Biden has done the job he hoped he’d do, but still, running for president is a two year full-time job. It requires a lot of passion, which Bernie has, and a lot of stamina. But don’t forget, Sanders had a heart attack the last time he tried this! And the more moderate mainstream Dems don’t want anything to do with his candidacy.

So, who do the Democrats run? If not the progressive wing of the party, you’re probably going to see the same cast of characters you saw in 2020. Buttigieg, Harris, Cory Booker, Julian Castro, Amy Klobuchar, John Hickenlooper, of course, Beto “I can’t win anything” O’Rourke. I doubt you’re going to see Tulsi Gabbard running again after she has been so negative toward Democrats as of late. And that means, yet another short bench for Democrats. No rising star has risen yet. We’ll have to wait and see if one emerges!

Carry on world…you’re dismissed!

Forgiving Student Loan Debt?

Oh, it’s still on the table. That’s according to “Circle Back” Psaki, who said at her daily press briefing at the end of last week that yes, trying to extend the period of not penalizing those students who have racked up huge student loans any further interest or penalties for not paying them is still on the table.

It’s a HUGE mistake to do that.

Here’s why. There are several reasons why if Biden and his cronies decide to forgive student loans, they are making one of the biggest mistakes in American history, and that’s not just me trying to be flippant. It’s an out and out fact.

First of all, if you decide you’re going to forgive student loans, and let them expire without being repaid, what are you teaching those that took them out? You are sending them a message that if you happen to get in over your head financially, there are no consequences. Someone in government will “rescue” you. Someone will bail you out. It’s the exact same reason I was against the bank bailout of 2008, and the auto bailout of 2009. When you get in over your head, you have to figure a way to get out of it. The biggest lesson to learn is, don’t get in over your head in the first place. For instance, if you go off to a school like Yale, or Northwestern, or Stanford, and you’re not on scholarship, don’t major in something like art history or women’s studies. Those are dead end degrees. You will NEVER get your money back from majoring in those degrees regardless how much you may love them and agree with them.

The average student loan these days is a shade under $29,000. Over half of all students, whether attending public or private institutions have student debt. That’s the second caveat that these kids need to learn. If you are going to take out a student loan, you need to understand finances to the point where you can determine whether this is going to help you out or not. And to be honest, $29,000 isn’t that much student loan debt! The average “liberal arts degree” earns about $30,000 a year. That means you’re going to sacrifice about a year’s salary just to go to college. Is it worth it? Unless you’ve got a degree in business, the answer is probably no (unless you’re going to a post-university degree like an MBA or PhD).

Students have had it drilled into them since I was in high school, that to make a good living, you need to go to college. While the average college graduate makes about $18,000 a year more than the average high school graduate, that doesn’t mean you’re going to be able to afford going to college. There are plenty of jobs out there that don’t require a college education, and can make you good scratch. Become an electrician or some other field in the trades. You have to join a union, but you will definitely make good money, and won’t have huge debt.

And while, I’m sure Bernie Sanders is doing nothing than trying to get the young people’s votes when it comes to telling them that he’s going to make college free, we’ve reached the point in our society where college has become enormously expensive. Not everyone needs it any more. Bill Gates never graduated college. Mark Zuckerberg never graduated from college. Those two seem to be doing OK. But if you are going to be a CPA, or a doctor, or a lawyer, or need a degree passed a bachelors’ degree, you need to go to post-secondary schooling. There is a cost for that. And no, you shouldn’t be dependent on the federal government to foot the bill. It’s simply an investment in your future. You just need to make sure that you are choosing the right avenue to get educated in.

I’ve got a niece through marriage that got a PhD in women’s studies. How exciting is that? She was unemployed forever after graduating (which took over a decade), and now teaches in a community college. She’s not at Harvard or Yale, or even Ball State or Creighton. She’s at a little community college. She will never make back in salary what she put forth in educational fees and expenses. That is the problem with choosing a bad major. THAT is what today’s high school students need to be educated in!

So, should the Biden administration follow Bernie Sander’s lead and forgive student loan debt? Absolutely not! If you take out a debt of any kind you need to learn to pay it back. If not, you’ve failed as a member of our society. We already have enough failures. They are called Democrats.

Carry on world…you’re dismissed!

The Democrats’ Dilemma

Chuck Schumer was asked if he was going to support incumbents that were facing primary battles from more progressive candidates. He didn’t answer the question. He said he was focused on “winning the elections in 2022”. That’s where he left it.

What that simple five word statement says is volumes. Schumer is running scared. He had the opportunity to back his colleagues such as Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ), who have taken a much more moderate stance than the socialists in Congress. Sinema is up for reelection this year, and rumor has it that people like Alexandria Ocasio Cortez, Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren, and the like are trying to find someone of a more socialist bent to run against her. Representative Ruben Gallego (D-AZ) has been approached. He’s probably the most liberal member of the Arizona Congressional contingent. He was non-committal about running at this point.

Here’s the problem Schumer has in trying to back one group over another in his party.

The Republicans learned the lesson pretty well back in the Tea Party days. Remember when the Tea Party decided to primary incumbents in Congress? They took very conservative candidates, went up against more moderate Republicans and beat them in the primary. And then when the general election rolled around in November, the Republicans got their rear ends handed to them. It turned out, while the GOP base was all for a more conservative approach to government, the electorate as a whole was not.

Democrats haven’t obviously learned that lesson yet. The socialist wing of the Democrat party wants the support of the DNC when it’s their turn to run. They like the money, they like the organization, they like the support of 44% of the voting public. But they don’t like their colleagues that are too conservative in their eyes. And their answer, like so many answers the socialists have, is to go too far. What will happen if they decide to primary the incumbents like Sinema is that yes, a Ruben Gallego will defeat Sinema in the Democrat primary. Out here in the desert, we’re a purple state now, but we’re a conservative purple state. Only pockets of Arizona, like Gallego’s district, will go socialist. So, while he may win a primary, and Sinema would lose as her “punishment” for not falling in line with the party on Build Back Better or the whole filibuster rule change, Gallego won’t stand a chance in the general election against a more conservative candidate.

And Schumer is caught in the middle. He’d like to think that the same thing won’t be happening to him in New York state, but it’s happened before! In fact, AOC has hinted that she might be persuaded to primary Schumer and see who comes out ahead. And in that liberal bastion, based on what I saw in 2020’s Congressional election, AOC would have to be the favorite in the primary. In fact, she may even win the seat! THAT is Schumer’s biggest fear.

I think Chuckles Schumer realizes that he is going to lose upwards of four seats in the Senate this year and his term as Majority Leader is coming to an end. That scares him. But what scares him more is someone like an AOC, who’s probably as well if not better known than he is, would upset his reelection bid and basically end his political career. THAT is what Chuckles Schumer is most afraid of!

Carry on world…you’re dismissed!

Can Biden Survive?

Rasmussen came out with a rather interesting poll recently. They asked 1,000 registered voters if they thought Joe Biden would be reelected in 2024. The results followed what America feels. It certainly doesn’t follow the mainstream snowflake media!

Here’s what it says.

28% of the respondents think that Joe Biden will be reelected president in 2024. That’s just over a quarter of the respondents. 38% said that if Biden were to run again, he’d lose out to a Republican challenger (no challenger was named). 21% said it was more likely that Biden would resign the presidency prior to the 2024 elections, and 15% said they just weren’t sure.

That’s a pretty amazing survey if you think about it. More people think that Biden will lose in 2024 than think he’ll actually run by 10%. And almost as many people think that he’ll resign, which has only been done once in history, and that is an incredible development when you think about it.

So the question becomes, does Joe Biden risk it and try to run for reelection in 2024? Democrats have already floated the notion of getting others to run against him in a primary. If that were to happen, and say Pete Buttigieg were to go up against Biden, could Biden stand the heat? What if Bernie Sanders, who actually should have been the candidate in 2020, were to decide to run again? That brings the young vote back to the table, but Sanders is 80 years old now. I seriously doubt he is going to be up for a run for the White House in two years. Who else is there? I can’t see anyone with the experience standing in line, especially to oust Biden. Maybe an AOC who doesn’t like Biden in the first place, but I thought her eyes were on Chuck Schumer’s Senate seat.

In the end analysis, we have another poll saying that 52% of the American people like Donald Trump. In the same poll, it shows that Democrats think that Trump supporters are racists. Of course, Democrats think everything and everybody is racist. They’ve overused that phrase so much it’s basically lost all of it’s meaning. And the interesting thing on that account is, the people that are screaming racism, are typically the ones displaying signs of racism.

My, oh my, isn’t it fun to live in the declining age of a civilization?

Carry on world…you’re dismissed!

How Fate Ruins The Democrats

Oh, I’m not saying that fate is going to do it, but it could happen. There are several scenarios where we wouldn’t have to wait until 2023 before the GOP takes over Congress. Well, that’s not 100% true. It would be the GOP taking over the Senate, but that’s still pretty much the same thing. It would be the death blow to Joe Biden’s presidency!

Here is how it could work.

Let’s say that the pressure on Joe Manchin to cave on his much publicized stand on getting rid of the filibuster gets to him. But rather than cave, Joe decides that he’s going to stop being a Democrat. Maybe he doesn’t join the Republican party, but he becomes an independent that caucuses with the Republicans (it’s rare, but it HAS happened!) So, in that case, the Democrats now have 49 people on their side of the aisle, and with Manchin, the Republicans can count on 51. That means that Mitch McConnell automatically becomes the new Majority Leader and Chuckles Schumer slides to Minority Leader. That can happen at any time.

Actually it has happened in recent history. Back in 2001, Vermont’s Jim Jeffords, who was a Republican got angry at George W. Bush, and decided to become an independent. It was the same situation as today, where the Senate was evenly divided 50/50, and with Jeffords leaving the GOP, it gave the Dems’ the upper hand and Tom Daschle became Majority Leader.

There are other ways as well. Let’s say for instance, and I’m not wishing this on anyone…but let’s say that a Democrat Senator passes away from a heart attack. And for grins and giggles, let’s say that he’s from one of the 37 states that has it in their Constitution that if a Senator or a Representative leaves office, the Governor of that state can replace them. Now, there are only seven of the 37 states that require the Governor to pick someone from the same party as the person leaving Congress, meaning that there are 30 states that give the Governor free reign to choose whomever they want.

As of this coming Saturday, you have nine states that boasts a Republican Governor and at least one Democrat Senator. Virginia Governor-elect, Glenn Younkin takes office on January 15th. So, Virginia, along with Vermont, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Maryland, Georgia, Arizona, Ohio, and Montana all fit the bill. However, Maryland and Arizona have to choose someone from the same party as outlined above.

So, if, going back to our scenario, say, a Bernie Sanders was to pass away suddenly, or get ill and need to be replaced, the Governor of Vermont, Phil Scott, could name his replacement, and it could be a Republican. That would sway the balance of power to the GOP.

That would basically put an end to any Biden agenda, any wild spending, any thought of a filibuster rule change, or “packing the court”, at least for the time being. And it may just bring down the price of gasoline, fix the supply chain, help along the southern border before the spring caravans start back up, and start to return America to where it needs to go.

And if it doesn’t happen… we just vote out the scoundrels in November, and start fresh!

Carry on world…you’re dismissed!

Dems’ Debating “Primarying Biden”

If you are the type of person that never gives in, you just keep doubling down until you win something, you’ll easily understand the position that the “progressive” (read that as socialist) wing of the Democrat party is facing right now. These are folks that aren’t real keen in caving in. Instead, they want it their way. We saw that in how they switched from Bernie to Biden after the South Carolina Primary in 2020. There was a deal in place. Biden would be president, but he would basically take Bernie’s platform and run with it.

And now the snowflake left wing of the party is upset.

They’re upset because they think that Biden has, once elected, sold them out. They are upset that he didn’t push hard enough on the social spending that he had built into Build Back Better. They’re upset that he hasn’t totally forgiven student loan debt, but just extended it from early 2022 through May. They’re upset that he hasn’t attacked the “free college for all” that was the sole reason many college age voters voted for him after Sanders got out of the race.

So, with the left wing of the party screaming to beat the band, they are now ready to decide whether or not to primary Joe Biden come 2024. Now, that’s going to depend on a few things. First and foremost, it’s going to depend on whether Biden is actually healthy enough to run. That is a major concern for Democrats. They see Biden slipping away and not being the leader they had envisioned. Granted, he’s a lot more “presidential” than Donald Trump ever was, but just acting presidential isn’t enough. You have to be able to actually lead. That’s something Biden has never had to do.

If the socialists decide to run a candidate against Biden, who do they choose? Two names have popped up. The first is Nina Turner, the Cleveland, Ohio resident who was most recently running for Ohio Secretary of State (losing to Jon Husted, and only receiving 35.5% of the vote), and was a State Senator for six years prior to that. The other name that crops up is Marianne Williams. If that name is familiar, it’s because she ran in 2020 before bowing out. Neither candidate is what I would consider to be strong enough to unseat anyone, and basically would be a token challenge to Biden. Neither has Bernie Sanders’ or AOC’s charisma, and ideas. Both are radical and extremist, and that would most likely send the wrong message to the rank and file voter.

If the left was determined to run someone other than Biden in 2024, who should they choose? AOC is the obvious choice because she’s verbose and extremely liberal. Currently, AOC is 32 years old, which makes her just barely old enough. She would turn 35 (the minimum legal age to be president) on October 13, 2024. That’s only 22 days before the election. Bernie Sanders probably wouldn’t make the cut because he’ll be 83 come the election in 2024. And really, there isn’t any other uber-leftist snowflake that fits the bill that has the national name recognition to be able to win the nomination. So, it could be Turner, or it could be Williams. Either way, Biden probably wins the nomination with minimal effort, meaning he can stay in the White House basement for most of the primary season!

Carry on world…you’re dismissed!