Even though he claims he is running for re-election, most Americans expect Joe Biden to step down in 2024.
Even Democrat insiders don’t think Joe Biden will seek a second term.
But no one expected Joe Biden to be replaced with this Democrat.
Socialist Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders was the runner-up for the Democrat Party Presidential nomination in both 2016 and 2020.
Of course, Sanders isn’t currently planning to run for President a third time.
However, Joe Biden’s age, along with his declining mental faculties and horrendous poll numbers, have Sanders and other Democrats preparing behind the scenes to support their favored candidates in a 2024 Democrat Presidential Primary.
According to POLITICO, the same political experts who almost guided Sanders to victory over Hillary Clinton are preparing to push 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?’”
True to form, Khanna claimed he had no interest in running for President because he was behind 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.”
During the last two cycles, the Democrat establishment and donor class rallied against Sanders.
They sandbagged him because they saw him as a political outsider.
But since Khanna represents a district with ties to Silicon Valley, Longabaugh believes his connection to financial titans who fund Democrat campaigns will benefit him.
“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.”
Even though everyone acted in their on-the-record comments like they expected Joe Biden to seek re-election, the truth is that no serious person in either Party believes that to be the case.
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