According to a story in the New York Times, President Biden is irritated by the discussions about his potential candidacy for president in 2024.
The claim said Biden and senior advisers view the chatter as “a lack of respect from his party and the media.”
“Quite a few said the president and his close associates were baffled by Democrats’ talk about a Plan B when the one individual who bested Donald J. Trump has stated clearly he plans to run again,” the New York Times noted.
— Newsmax (@newsmax) June 28, 2022
Doubters and Rumors
It has been said the president told his advisors he feels like he is going through a repeat of the time when other members of his party were skeptical about his age and ability.
In a recent article, the New York Times said some Democrats are worried about the president’s ability to lead the country into 2024.
These worries are due to the current economic situation, where gas prices are going up and inflation is surging very quickly.
Honestly, after the mid-terms, it's going to be incredibly clear that Joe Biden can't be the Democratic candidate in 2024.
The lack of leadership he and his administration have shown this week will be very, very hard to come back from.
— Max Berger (@maxberger) June 30, 2022
According to the article, the president blames the most recent round of questions on the same group of doubters.
According to the article published in the New York Times, many people feel Biden “doesn’t have the disposition for political fighting.”
Cedric Richmond stated to the publication that “a wing” of the Democrat Party “wanted a new candidate” and he was “sure they’d love to have their person right in rotation again.”
Per the New York Times, a number of Democratic senators have discovered that responding to Biden’s conjecture about 2024 may help them stand out from the crowd.
Younger Generation and Kamala Harris’ Role
As was noticed by the news source, Joe Cunningham, a Democratic candidate for governor in South Carolina, who is competing against Gov. Henry McMaster, talked to CNN about Biden.
Cunningham said the president should cede the Democratic primary “to a younger generation of leadership.”
“The most trusted advisors to Mr. Biden do not believe holding an open primary will result in the nomination of a more qualified candidate for the Democrat Party. They are concerned his retirement may spark a movement to the political left.”
“What’s more, while VP Kamala Harris would most probably garner considerable support, it’s unlikely that she’ll clear the field.”
“This will lead to a messy contest that could widen the party’s divisions on race issues, sex, and ideology, among other things,” according to reports from the New York Times.
The Biden administration has confirmed Biden has every intention of running for reelection.
During an interview on Monday with CNN, Vice President Kamala Harris even said the current president has plans to run for reelection in 2024 and that she intends to be his “ticket mate” if he runs.