With President Joe Biden’s approval rating at an all-time low and amid mounting concerns about his cognitive and physical health, there is a growing panic within the Democratic Party regarding the 2024 presidential campaign.
Biden will be nearly 82 years old on Election Day, which even some prominent progressives acknowledge is simply too old for the job. As a result, one-time Clinton administration adviser Dick Morris is confident that Hillary Clinton will once again throw her hat in the ring.
Writing for Newsmax this week, he predicted that Biden will face insurmountable pressure from his own party to call off any plans for a re-election campaign. Given the shallow bench from which Democrats have to select a replacement, Morris shared his belief that Clinton will once again emerge as a top contender in the 2024 primary race.
“It is clear to me that Hillary’s recent spate of media interviews, as well as opinion pieces penned by long-time Clinton cronies touting her as Joe Biden’s successor — are a prelude to her announcement she’s running,” he wrote.
Despite her previous losses in 2008 and 2016, Morris indicated that Democrats might see Clinton as their best hope of defeating former President Donald Trump, assuming he decides to run again and clinches the GOP nomination.
If a Clinton-Trump rematch is in the cards, however, Morris predicted the result would be the same as in 2016.
It is worth noting that recent polls reveal very low support for another Clinton candidacy. Rasmussen Reports published the results of its latest survey, which found that roughly 7 in 10 respondents said they do not want to see Clinton run again. Only 20 percent of those surveyed indicated that they think it would be a good idea.
Nevertheless, political consultant Douglas Schoen recently wrote that the former first lady is probably the Democratic Party’s strongest contender ahead of 2024, citing “Biden’s low approval rating, doubt about his capacity to run again, Vice President Harris’ unpopularity, and the absence of another strong Democrat to lead the ticket” as his reasoning.
The fact that political insiders are openly pushing a deeply unpopular retread candidate with more than two years left until the election seems to be an admission of how desperate the Democratic Party has become in recent years. By the same token, it could translate to good news for Republicans, who are already on pace to score big in the upcoming midterm elections.