Democrats have no need to worry about another Joe Biden candidacy. He will not run in 2024.
Publicly, Democrats are gingerly encouraging Biden to not run. Privately, Democrats demand that Biden not run.
Former White House adviser David Gergen and CNN political analyst said on Wednesday that he does not believe Biden should run for president again, noting his age.
“We have an election coming up in 2024, in which is very possible that we will have Donald Trump facing off against Joe Biden. If one of those people wins the presidency, he will be governing while he’s in his 80 year … age.”
While Gergen included Trump in that comment, we all know that his real concern is the braindead Biden.
Biden was known for gaffes before he was cheated into office, as they occurred almost weekly. However today, you can count on Biden to demonstrate outright lunacy every time he speaks.
Back to Gergen, who continued,
“We’ve never seen anything like that before. And frankly, I think it’s a real risk. You know, I just turned 80, and I can just tell you John, you lose a step. Your judgment is not quite as clear as it was. There’s a variety of other things you can’t do much about and to put somebody in that office with those kinds of vulnerabilities and giving them four years, we don’t know where things will go.”
Compared to Biden, Trump looks like a 25-year-old Olympian.
Still, Gergen said he believed it would be a “mistake” for either Democrats or Republicans to nominate a presidential candidate it to essentially govern in their 80s. Biden is 79 years old; Trump, who is flirting with a bid for the GOP nomination, is 75.
I won’t argue with Gergen’s logic. Except that knowing Trump as I do, I can tell you, I trust him to finish out his rightful second term. Democrats can’t say this about Biden.
They want him gone, and he will be gone.
Republicans have a bench.
Post-Trump, Republicans see a great lineup. Already people speak of the DeSantis presidency. The Florida governor has almost rock star status based on his work in Florida.
And there are others ready and willing to step into the spotlight.
Ted Cruz and Rand Paul remain viable previous contenders. And others like Josh Hawley have raised their stocks in recent years.
Gergen, who has been a White House adviser to former Presidents Nixon, Ford, Reagan and Clinton, also suggested it was time for a new generation of leaders to take the leadership helm.
“I think that the baby boomer population general, the people … who were born after the war ended, they’ve had their time in the sandbox now and governing,” Gergen said. “And I think, frankly, that while there have been some good things, there’s generally been a sense of disappointment about, you know, how well they’ve governed … how badly they’ve governed.”
Gergen’s comments followed ones he made to CBS News, which were broadcast earlier this week, when he was also asked about whether Biden should run again in 2024.
“In my judgment, sadly, I think that Biden’s time as an active leader will end with this term — and should end with this term,” he said at the time, later affirming that the sentiment also carried to the House and Senate for House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.)
No, Biden’s time ended much earlier. But the desperate Democrats had nobody to shoehorn into the slot.