Source: Washington Post
by Perry Bacon Jr.
“A Biden 2024 campaign isn’t worth the added difficulty that comes from his deep unpopularity. The Democratic Party should strongly consider embracing another candidate — or at least a truly open primary. … overall, the evidence suggests Biden could win an election next year if anti-Trumpism voters mobilize as they did in 2018, 2020, 2022 and this year, particularly if Trump himself is the GOP nominee. But Biden’s low poll numbers and age make him a weaker candidate than, say, [Kentucky governor Andy] Beshear, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer of Michigan or another younger Democrat would be. This is a view shared by some Democratic campaign consultants I talk to, even as they are wary of criticizing their party’s leader in public.” [editor’s note: As the poster gal for COVID-19 authoritarianism, Whitmer would be a terrible bet – TLK] (11/13/23)