A recent Wall Street Journal poll found 52 percent of Americans do not believe Joe Biden will run for re-election.
Democrat insiders also think that is the case.
And you won’t believe which Democrat will replace Joe Biden.
In 2016 and 2020, socialist Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders was the runner-up for the Democrat Party nomination for President.
It does not look like Sanders is going to launch a third Presidential bid.
But given Joe Biden’s age – Biden will be 82 in 2024 – cognitive decline, and anemic poll numbers, Sanders and other Democrats are getting ready behind the scenes to support their favored candidates in a wide-open 2024 Democrat Presidential Primary.
POLITICO reports that the brain trust who nearly guided Bernie Sanders past Hillary Clinton in 2016 are lining up the Sanders’ political base behind California Congressman Ro Khanna.
“Jeff Weaver, Sanders’ former Presidential campaign manager, and Mark Longabaugh, a senior adviser to Sanders during his 2016 bid, have both urged Khanna to consider a campaign in the event Biden declines to run again, according to a person familiar with their discussions,” POLITICO reports.
Longabaugh explained the infatuation with Khanna on the Left.
“I think Ro would be a very effective candidate,” Longabaugh told POLITICO. “This guy has a message that’s very powerful. … Ro is basically saying, ‘Is there a way in which we can reconstruct the economy so that all of the wealth is not just being generated on the East Coast, West Coast, or out of my Congressional district?’”
Khanna did what every prospective Presidential contender does and claimed that he had no interest in running for President, instead endorsing Joe Biden in 2024.
“I’m not running in 2024,” Khanna stated. “I fully expect the President to run and intend to support him strongly. If for some reason he didn’t, that would be very disappointing, but there are a number of other candidates who I think I could get behind who would make sure that the Democrats beat Donald Trump.”
In 2016 and 2020, Bernie Sanders ran as a political revolutionary, causing the Democrat Party establishment and donor class to successfully mobilize against him.
Longabaugh explained that since Khanna represented a district with ties to Silicon Valley, he had ties to the financial titans who increasingly fund Democrat Party campaigns.
That – Longabaugh reasoned – could help Khanna construct the type of broad coalition necessary to win a Presidential Primary.
“His base would be in the progressive wing of the party, but I think his coalition could be bigger than that,” Longabaugh said. “The Democratic Party is a big tent, and I think one of his strengths in a race would be his ability to build that big tent.”
Everyone involved pretended in their on-the-record comments that Joe Biden would seek re-election.
But no one in either Party seriously believes that to be the case.
Renewed Right will keep you up-to-date on any new developments in this ongoing story.