It seems that President Joe Biden and the folks in his administration might be getting a little nervous about the 2024 election, as his personal aides have already started to assemble a 2024 “national advisory board” to help deal with the Democratic Party’s division over his potential reelection launch and to help disarm potential threats in a primary. His aides should be shaking in their boots. Biden’s performance in office has been atrocious. And that, honestly, is being generous.
These individuals are now in the midst of collecting prominent Democrats to serve in positions on the board, a move that is designed to help extend party alliances to reelection doubters and help present a united front for the Democratic Party and dissuade any individuals that could potentially be serious opposition for the president, according to a report published on Friday.
“They hope to tamp down internal divisions during what could be a turbulent election, especially as many in the group are former or future presidential candidates,” the Post said in the article.
“The aides are reportedly designing the board with the responsibility to speak positively about the president once he launches his campaign. Rumors have swirled he will announce the bid in April after February’s postponement,” Breitbart stated.
“Those reportedly asked to join the board are some of Biden’s perceived greatest primary threats, such as Gov. Gavin Newsom (D-CA), Gov. Gretchen Whitmer (D-MI), Gov. J.B. Pritzker (D-IL), and Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA). Potential members who are more sympathetic to Biden’s 2024 bid include Sen. Christopher A. Coons (D-DE), Sen. Chris Murphy (D-CT), and Los Angeles Mayor Karen Bass (D),” the report continued.
“Biden may be especially sensitive to the need for unity given that the Democrats’ last presidential primary was a free-for-all with more than two dozen candidates, pitting some of the party’s top figures against each other,” the Post added in its report. “Biden took his share of criticism; in one searing debate, then-Sen. Kamala D. Harris accused him of racial insensitivity, a rift that took some time to heal.”
The plan cooked up by the president’s aides comes about as the legacy media have started to question whether Biden is really a viable candidate for 2024 given his age. Biden, 80, is currently the oldest person to have ever held the office of president in the country’s history.
“Allow me to point out, as if you don’t already know this, that Biden is old. He is 80 now, will be 82 on Inauguration Day 2025, and will hit 86 if he makes it all the way through a second term,” the Atlantic’s Mark Leibovich went on to write Monday, citing data taken from polls about Democrats’ distaste for Biden’s reelection campaign. “Quite obviously, Democrats today have a strong craving for someone other than the sitting president.”
Minnesota Democrat Rep. Dean Phillips also questioned the president’s age and issued a warning that he isn’t the only lawmaker who is concerned about how Biden’s age will impact his chances of taking home a win in 2024.
“Nobody wants to be the one to do something that would undermine the chances of a Democratic victory in 2024,” Phillips said in a statement to Politico. “Yet in quiet rooms the conversation is just the opposite — we could be at a higher risk if this path is cleared.”
Here’s more from Breitbart:
Establishment media polling sites have also highlighted the dilemma. “Polling suggests that Democrats aren’t thrilled with the idea of Biden as their nominee again,” FiveThirtyEight explained:
Only 31 percent of Democrats and Democratic-leaning independents said they want the party to renominate Biden, while 58 percent said they’d prefer someone else, according to an ABC News/Washington Post poll from Jan. 27-Feb. 1. That lack of enthusiasm is unusual. According to historical CNN polling, majorities of Democrats wanted to renominate Bill Clinton in 1996 and Barack Obama in 2012, and a majority of Republicans wanted to renominate Trump in 2020.
Early polling of the Democratic primary contest also shows Biden getting nowhere close to majority support. For example, he received support from just 36 percent of Democratic registered voters in a Feb. 15-16 national poll from Harris/the Harvard University Center for American Political Studies, while the rest of the poll’s respondents opted for the likes of Vice President Kamala Harris, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton or Sen. Bernie Sanders.
In order to fight back against the current narrative in the media that Biden’s age could be a negative factor in his reelection bid, first lady Jill Biden has been making a number of public comments in support of her husband’s likely campaign. The latest of these came on Thursday when she told the folks at CNN that she offers a “good balance” when it comes to insight about Joe Biden.
Last weekend, the first lady said her husband will run for a second term in the White House and is only waiting for the right time and place to make the formal announcement.
“How many times does he have to say it for you to believe it?” Jill Biden went on to ask. “He says he’s not done. He’s not finished what he’s started. And that’s what’s important.”
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