The one key takeaway from failed presidential candidate Andrew Yang is that there needs to be someone else to run against former President Donald Trump in the 2024 election. The problem with his statement is that there isn’t a candidate that’s available that could beat Trump unless former Hawaii Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard runs. There could be a considerable challenge for Trump.
Yang wrote on his website, “For a while now, and I’ve been projecting a Trump vs. Biden rematch in 2024. Now I believe it’s going to be Trump vs. The Field.”
That’s what’s going to happen. If Biden doesn’t run again, Vice President Kamala Harris won’t run for President. Harris has to see the writing on the wall, and she wouldn’t win no matter what.
Unless Harris became President during Biden’s term as President, Harris would run against Trump or whatever Republican wins the primary.
Interestingly, Yang predicts a couple of other potential Democratic candidates, “Kamala Harris, Pete Buttigieg, Amy Klobuchar, Cory Booker, Elizabeth Warren or someone else from among a host of new candidates (e.g., Kyrsten Sinema, J.B. Pritzker).”
Harris, doubtful, and Buttigieg have been absent after the infrastructure bill was passed. Buttigieg was used for the bill and the bill only for an uplifting story of a veteran Democrat that went on paternity leave with his partner and came out for the country to fix the supply chain issue and the roads. Buttigieg has primarily failed at his job.
The good thing about Klobuchar is her willingness to make moves on immigration and big tech companies instead of what Biden has done, which is nothing. Klobuchar isn’t mainly a “moving” candidate and is stale and not exciting, but that may be what America needs.
Booker and Warren can be placed in the same loud-mouth radical category and wouldn’t stand a chance in a race against Trump or a strong Republican. As long as people like Mitt Romney aren’t at the forefront of the race, they would both lose. Booker said, “I will do things from that office (oval office) that people do not expect.” That doesn’t exactly sit well with some people.
Sinema would be an interesting pick, but would Democrats want her there? She hasn’t catered to any radical Democrats and is a typical candidate. Sinema, like Klobuchar, doesn’t bring the excitement that Americans want to see and would be an excellent vice president pick for a President such as Gabbard. The two would bring a large population to the table with their reasonable attitude and willingness to understand and converse with opposing party members.
Whatever the case may be, it’s going to be determined by the 2022 midterm election, the state of Biden’s mental decline, Harris’ continued failures, and the potential candidates’ actions between now and the end of 2023 and the beginning of 2024. The Democrat party doesn’t have a large amount to offer, and it seems that they only have a couple of options if they want to bring a winning candidate in 2024.