The 2024 presidential election is looking worse and worse for Democrats as it gets closer. Back in 2020, Democrats put all their eggs in Joe Biden’s basket. The Democrat Party worked hard to portray Biden as a middle-of-the-road leftist who would bring calmness back to America.
This hasn’t happened, but a series of back-to-back catastrophes have. This is why Democrats are slated to seriously lose the midterms later this year.
With the next presidential only a little more than two years away, some Democrats have expressed an interest in running someone other than Biden. However, this is not as easy as it may sound, leaving the Democrat Party in quite a pickle.
Limited Options For Democrats in 2024
By the time 2024 arrives, Biden will be 82. Already, he routinely struggles with gaffes, mistakes, and other serious verbal and behavioral issues. At one point, the president even made headlines for sticking out his hand for a handshake with thin air.
Normally, the next option after the president is the vice president. Yet, even Democratic strategists aren’t confident that Kamala Harris can save the day for the party.
Because of Harris’ approval ratings that are even below Biden’s, this has many Democrats believing that putting her up for the presidency could bring about a loss.
Running as a Democrat with more moderate leanings is always a possibility in 2024. However, the progressive wing of the Democrat Party has been clear that it views moderates as weak-kneed and Republican-lite candidates.
For these reasons alone, the odds of a moderate Democrat making it past the primary election are highly unlikely.
A Different Story For Republicans
While the Democrat Party struggles with an apparent lack of viable candidates to run in the 2024 presidential election, the opposite is largely true for Republicans.
Just earlier this week, Ready For Ron, a PAC in favor of Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R), was formed with the sole intention of getting him to run for president in 2024.
Ready For Ron argues that DeSantis is the best candidate to take forward former President Trump’s America First agenda. DeSantis’ experience as a congressman and governor, along with his rising popularity amongst the political right, are factors that could work in his favor.
Aside from DeSantis, other names of potential hopefuls to appear in the GOP primary for 2024 are former President Trump, former UN ambassador Nikki Haley, and South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem (R).