2020 Democrat Candidates Visit New Hampshire Again Despite Biden’s Claim He’s Running in 2024
“Sen. Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota early next month will become the latest alum of the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination race to return to New Hampshire, the state that for a century has held the first primary in the country in the race for the White House.”
Joe Biden has insisted that he is running for president again in 2024, yet many of the same people who were Democrat candidates for president in 2020 keep finding reasons to visit New Hampshire.
Are we to believe this is all just a coincidence?
Paul Steinhauser reports at FOX News:
Biden says he’s running in 2024, but 2020 Democratic presidential candidates keep coming to NH
Sen. Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota early next month will become the latest alum of the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination race to return to New Hampshire, the state that for a century has held the first primary in the country in the race for the White House.
While Klobuchar’s mission is all about 2022, her trip does spark a touch of 2024 buzz as speculation persists that 79-year-old President Biden may not seek reelection for a second term even though he’s repeatedly said he’ll run again.
Klobuchar, who had a solid third place finish in the 2020 New Hampshire Democratic presidential primary – just a few points behind Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont and now Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg – will headline a state party dinner and fundraiser on March 5…
Sen. Cory Booker of New Jersey, who suspended his presidential campaign a month after Harris, came back to New Hampshire in December to headline a major state party fundraising dinner.
Buttigieg also made a stop in the state in December to showcase the benefits of the recently passed $1.2 trillion bipartisan infrastructure measure, which was a top domestic achievement of the Biden administration.
How exactly would this play out? Democrats take massive losses in the 2022 midterms, Biden’s poll numbers drop down into the 20s, and he suddenly has a health issue that forces him to step out of the race? Of course, that still doesn’t solve the Kamala Harris problem.
Most Democrat voters would certainly be on board for a change at the top. The recent, and devastating, CNN poll showed that they don’t want Biden to run in 2024:
The survey, conducted in January and February, found that 45% of Democratic and Democratic-leaning voters wanted to see the party renominate Biden in 2024, while 51% preferred a different candidate. There’s more support in the party for Biden among voters 45 and older (52% of whom want to see him as the nominee again), voters of color (55%) and voters without a college degree (51%). There’s also a gap between the 48% of self-identified Democrats who want to see Biden renominated and the third of Democratic-leaning independents who felt the same.
How’s that for a vote of confidence?
New CNN poll asks Democrats who they think the party should nominate for president in 2024. Result: Joe Biden 41%, somebody else 51%, no opinion 5%. https://t.co/ZmL7gR7MFc pic.twitter.com/mULs2qgL2p
— Byron York (@ByronYork) February 13, 2022
Then, CNN asks Democrats who do not want Biden to be 2024 nominee: Well, who do you want? Majority answers: 'Just someone besides Joe Biden.' https://t.co/ZmL7gR7MFc pic.twitter.com/DxLL9BKwDo
— Byron York (@ByronYork) February 13, 2022
I don’t know how it will happen, but I will not be surprised at all if Biden isn’t the Democratic nominee in 2024.
His fellow Democrats will turn on him on a dime if they think he’ll lose.
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“Biden says he’s running in 2024, . .”
Biden also claims he is “overperforming” as president!
Did you see the latest Branco cartoon?
Corrupt Joe must have Bill Conti on a playback loop,
Running? He won’t even be using a walker in 2024.
“Majority answers: Just someone besides Joe Biden.”
Trump it is.
In 2020 withdrawing after South Carolina (where she was beaten like a rented mule), Klobuchar won a ‘whopping’ 7-pledged delegates and 1.7% of the popular vote of all the states she contested. Her best state was NH where she won 20% of the vote placing herself third behind Buttigeig and Sanders (who were effectively tied).
She has an enormous charisma deficit and she’s simply not a likeable person. But as a general election candidate, she’s probably also the best person the Dems could pick which underscores how incredibly weak their bench is. Without a ‘safe,’ known commodity pick, like they had with Biden in 2020, the 2024 Dem primary is going to be a bloodbath. The communist left, which is becoming increasingly powerful, is not going to bend over and take it while party bosses try to shove Buttigeig or Klobuchar down their throat like they did with Biden. It’s gonna be very entertaining…and possibly literally violent, 1968 Chicago-style.
Wonder which black female celebrity the Democrats try to coerce into running?
Maria Taylor, formerly of ESPN. She couldn’t be worse than Biden!
Ru Paul. They need a new meaningless “first” to whip up their sheep.
Did or did not Biden effortlessly defeat all of these people in the 2020 primary?
Democrats saying they want someone else means nothing, they did not say they wanted Cory Booker.
Nobody believes Biden will actually run, because he’s barely able to shamble.
Well, except for his administration being a shambles…
He barely ran last time. Being able to credibly perform a meaningful function is not among the requirements.
Maybe he means somebody will push his wheel chair really fast.
It worked for FDR.
Fox News is reporting that more people are stepping up to testify in the Durham probe.
That should clear out the field. We can already see that Obama and Biden were also involved in that scandal. And seeing that the GOP is defending Trump and calling for a clean sweep of corrupt politicians, the same is probably true about many Republicans.
The GOP “says” they are supporting Trump- lets see what they actually do.
If they call for a clean sweep of politicians and get it, the GOP will cease to exist.
I believe they are most likely making politically advantageous sounding noises because if they had such high morals, character and concern about “corrupt politicians” then they would have actually fought the 2020 steal rather that aid and abet it.
Take a fork this time banish
The d/prog bench isn’t very appealing. It’s currently composed of leftover also ran like Klobuchar and always a bridesmaid never a bride like Oprah or M Obama. All either got practically zero traction in previous bids due to being horrible candidates or have yet to be subjected to the stiff elbows thrown in an actual political contest.
IMO, neither Oprah or M Obama will subject themselves to the harsh reality of a campaign. Similar to C Powell they will be content to live their cushy current life basking in the glow of unexamined and uncriticized accomplishment. They have a good thing going and can enjoy the periodic attention and speculation without all the stress of campaigning.
Another where we seem to be very close in thought. The field as we know it today has no chance.
Oprah wont run for the reasons you state plus she will lose money and there’s really nothing in it for her.
I’m not convinced as much about Michelle/Michael. I don’t believe it can win a national election but I can sees some circumstance where it was bribed or otherwise coerced to run.
Well, for talking points sake- lets say Brandon “won” the election fair and square. ( just starting as a baseline and no I don’t believe for a second he legitimately won)
He is all but radioactive now and most likely in terminal cognitive decline to the point he may not even be able to run for 24.
Kamala can forget it ( she was a necessary evil, she brought nothing to the administration)
I think Hillary is being taken out now and wont be there in 24.
I don’t believe the left is going to even allow Bernie.
There are no more candidates on the bench who could possibly win at the national level.
Only the extreme left ( and Michael Moore) thinks Michelle/Michael could win a national election- it cant.
Pocahontas will only get 1/1024th of the electoral votes.
If they didn’t deliberately sabotage Tulsi, she might have a fighting chance but she shows too much reasonable judgment for the far left to accept her.
The only one who concerns me is AOC. She barely meets the age requirements but the bottom line is that she does and I see “aspirations” from her to advance in politics and she has a certain rock star status.
this all should prove interesting.
That’s a pretty good analysis. AOC is not going to poll well when it counts; at the ballot box. She’s smart enough, IMO, to recognize that what gets her elected in a deep blue CD in NY won’t translate nationwide. She is likely to keep her sights on a Senate seat before attempting a presidential run. A senate seat is actually atainable. It’s a 6 year term offset from Presidential election cycle allows her to run to push the d/prog envelope leftward in a primary and force the eventual nominee to stake out positions closer to her own.
Here’s what worries me. AOC may not be the one who makes this final decision
( she has handlers just like others who put her there in the first place- even if the rumors about her applying as an actress for the position are false. She didn’t upset a rooted incumbent on her political savvy, business acumen, personal wealth or towering intellect. I personally do NOT believe she makes her own decisions.)
Its clear to me the left ( currently as we know it) has no bench whatsoever.
Forgetting what Hillary may personally want- the left only teases her along as they need her and it looks like those hopes are being dashed as we speak.
AOC may wind up “drafted” ( win or lose) simply by the default that there is nobody else.
If my hypothetical prognostication becomes true and the left ( and far left) throw their full resources behind her- we may have a problem.
Maybe she is drafted by handlers, personally I think she isn’t a tool being used but the beneficiary of right place right time electoral good fortune.
The missing element in this is the fracture within d/prog circles. There are broadly speaking the Obama camp, Clinton Camp and Bernie Camp with overlap from figures like Rep Clyburn. Biden was nearly defeated by the Bernie camp but for the endorsement and full throated backing of Clyburn.
The current behind the scene jockeying over the SCOTUS nominee displays some of this. Clyburn delivers for Biden and this was his price; the nomination of his preferred choice Judge Childs over the Bernie faction or Obama faction candidate.
What this portends in 2024 is unclear. Post midterm we would expect that purple state/CD dems to loose or retire beforehand. Either way it means less ‘reasonable’ moderate dems in DC. The deep blue State and CD will be dominated by the extreme left-wing. All of which adds up to a d/prog caucus closer in policy preferences to Bernie than Biden.
Does that limit the appetite in d base/electorate for Bernie faction policies/candidates in 2024 if they don’t appeal broadly or increase the appetite by viewing more moderate d losses in purple States/CD being due to lack of running on extreme left-wing policies? Heck if I know.
That means she has to run against Schumer or Gillibrand, she would have to challenge Schumer this year or have to wait until 2024 to challenge Gillibrand. I doubt she tries to find another state to relocate in the future.
I am going to agree – the same folks who ran are going to give it another shot.
I also think they are going to see the same results- Bernie will get blocked, Booker and Butti won’t have enough gas in the tank, as for Warren – she’s going to emerge at the front. She might not be #1, but she won’t be too far behind.
I am also expecting AOC to be in the race. Here’s the thing … she will either pull the same numbers as Kamala did and wash out fast, or she’s going to be at the front with Warren.
Between those two, My gut says AOC will pull out ahead..
There is serious regret for voting “slow, steady Joe” and the middle class from the suburbs won’t get fooled again. The majority of Hispanics will vote for pro-life Republicans in 2022 and 2024. The socialist DemonRats have so many small fractious groups that they have to expose their anti-American true colors. Hiding in the basement worked the last time but citizens want a real candidate the next time.
The batters box is empty. Nothing will win on a national election with the DemonRats supporting high energy costs, rampant inflation and insane support to extreme notions destroying jobs and the middle class.