Progessive Democrats are convinced that Joe Biden will be a loser in 2024 and they are already planning to challenge him with a primary.
The amazing thing about this is that they’re doing it right out in the open, not even trying to hide it.
Naturally, they believe they need a candidate much further to the left.
The left is already looking to 2024. Some want to see a Biden primary challenge.
When Joe Biden first came into office, progressives said he could be the next FDR.
Now, as Biden’s relationship with the left has come under strain, liberals are talking about treating him like former President Jimmy Carter instead — and mapping out a Democratic primary challenge in 2024.
“Will there be a progressive challenger? Yes,” said Jeff Weaver, Sen. Bernie Sanders’ former presidential campaign manager.
Weaver stresses that he is not advocating for such a primary campaign. But the chatter about a left-wing challenge to Biden, which was virtually nonexistent weeks ago, has suddenly burst into public view in the wake of Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) killing the president’s climate and social spending bill.
“He’s deeply unpopular. He’s old as shit. He’s largely been ineffective, unless we’re counting judges or whatever the hell inside-baseball scorecard we’re using. And I think he’ll probably get demolished in the midterms,” said Corbin Trent, co-founder of the progressive No Excuses PAC and former communications director for Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.). “People will smell opportunity, and D.C. is filled with people who want to be president.”
Do these folks really think this strengthens the argument for Democrats? It does the exact opposite.
You better believe there will be a presidential candidate to Biden's left in the 2024 primary! https://t.co/w4SxT39wlK
— Peter Daou (@peterdaou) January 2, 2022
I absolutely want to see someone from the left to primary Biden in 2024. pic.twitter.com/tzYGuupLZE
— Frank the Leftist (@Leftist412) January 1, 2022
Biden is basically under attack from his own side.