Obama Announces Support for Biden While Other Democrats Grow Shaky

To celebrate the 15-year anniversary of their 2008 victory, former president Barack Obama recently tweeted a video in favor of President Joe Biden’s 2024 reelection.

Many members of the Democratic Party failed to share Obama’s enthusiasm. Due to new polls showing Trump leading Biden in five of six key battleground states ahead of the 2024 presidential election, many Democrats have suggested the president not run for reelection.

David Axelrod, a former senior advisor during Obama’s presidency, suggested that the president reconsider his reelection bid.

Democratic senator Richard Blumenthal stated that the party has “its work cut out for us” after the polls showed Biden losing Arizona, Georgia, Michigan, Nevada, and Pennsylvania, states which he had won in the 2020 election.

“I was concerned before these polls, and I’m concerned now,” said the Connecticut senator. “These presidential races over the last couple of terms have been very tight. No one is going to have a runaway election here. It’s going to take a lot of hard work, concentration, and resources.”

Even anti-Trump conservatives have concerns about Biden being able to win the 2024 presidential election. Bill Kristol, who endorsed Biden in the 2020 presidential election also took to X to suggest that Biden passes the “torch to the next generation.”

Many members of Biden’s party believe that his age is also a factor. Washington Post columnist David Ignatius wrote a column suggesting that Biden’s age is a “liability” for the party. He also suggested that the president withdraw himself from the race.

“It might not be in character for Biden, but it would be a wise choice for the country,” Ignatius wrote.

In a poll conducted by CNN, 56% of Democrats are “seriously concerned” for the president’s “current level of physical and mental competence.” More than half of Democrats reported concerns about his ability to win the election and 69% stated that he was too old for a second term.

If re-elected, Biden will be 86 at the end of his second term.

The question now is whether Democrats will unite and agree with Obama or go into the 2024 presidential election divided.