Behind Closed Doors, Dem Operatives Are Scared Biden Could Lose To A Younger Republican In 2024: REPORT

Posted 12 days ago


Democratic elected officials and operatives fear a younger Republican could pose a serious threat to President Joe Biden’s reelection odds, according to CNN.

Top Democratic officials believe Biden has a good chance of beating former President Donald Trump in 2024, but many are worried a younger Republican candidate could pose a serious threat to Biden, according to CNN. Many are concerned that Republican Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, who hasn’t announced his candidacy, will defeat Biden, and others believe it is time for a new generation of candidates on both sides of the aisle.

Two unnamed Democratic operatives are “uneasy” about the idea that Biden can pull a victory against DeSantis or another younger Republican, and another believes that Biden’s chances are “not great.” Four Democratic members of Congress, who asked to remain unnamed, believe that half of Democratic lawmakers would prefer a candidate other than Biden, according to CNN.

“It’s a little bit like when Trump was president, and none of the Republicans would say what they really thought on the record,” said one Democratic strategist, according to CNN.

Though the lawmakers feel there may be a need for a new Democratic frontrunner, they believe Biden’s strongest argument for running would be that the Democratic party could avoid a hectic primary, according to CNN.

Democratic Minnesota Rep. Dean Phillips believes the midterm elections were a signal that it is time to “create pathways for new generations of leaders,” according to CNN.... (Read more)