In what should come as the least surprising story in recent political history, Democrats are apparently wondering about the probability of having to replace senile President Biden or incompetent VP Harris before the 2024 election.
During an interview with George Stephanopoulos on ABC News’s Good Morning America aired the morning after the Republican presidential debate, former South Carolina governor and United Nations ambassador Nikki Haley said of the 2024 race: “Well, first of all, a vote for Joe Biden is a vote for Kamala Harris. You know that and I know that. There is no way that Joe Biden is going to finish his term. I think Kamala Harris is going to be the next president — and that should send a chill up every American’s spine.”
Haley got some predictable pushback from the left-leaning Stephanopoulos — and later, others in the mainstream media who have been running cover for President Biden — but you might be hard-pressed to find an experienced Democratic operative knowledgeable about behind-the-scenes matters who doesn’t agree with Haley on one or both counts. Most in the media know that many Democratic power brokers don’t want Biden to run again but are panicked over the thought of Harris replacing him as the party’s nominee going into 2024.
With regard to Biden, Haley was referring to his age (80), apparent frailty, perceived cognitive issues and verbal gaffes.
This is downright schadenfreudalicious, if you’re at all to the right of the Democrats, by which to say, to the right of Leon Trotsky. Why?
Because the Dems have no back bench.
They can literally come up with no one with any name recognition that could win the election. Gavin Newsom? He’s destroyed California, and the GOP has the receipts. Kamala Harris, as noted, is a babbling incompetent who only achieved political prominence atop Willie Brown’s penis. Pete Buttigieg? Don’t make me laugh. Bernie Sanders? Any of the Squad? They’re all kookoo for Cocoa Puffs.
I really wouldn’t want to be in their shoes right now.