AMAC Exclusive – By Aaron Flanigan
With the midterms over and the 2024 primaries now getting underway, pressure is mounting on President Joe Biden to make an announcement about his reelection plans. As the oldest sitting president in American history, beleaguered by a swarm of national crises, historic unpopularity, a classified document scandal, and disliked even in his own party, Biden’s record would at one point in the not-too-distant past have made the prospect of a reelection bid highly unlikely.
As Biden reportedly gears up to announce his campaign, Democrats and Republicans both are quietly asking: Is Biden really going to go through with this?
When asked about a potential Biden 2024 campaign last month, Nancy Pelosi insisted Biden “has done an excellent job as President of the United States” and has a “great vision for our country.”
“I hope that he does seek re-election,” she continued. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer echoed Pelosi’s sentiment, claiming Biden has “done an excellent, excellent job” during his time in the White House.
By every indication, however, the American people disagree. According to a CNBC All-America survey from December, a staggering 70 percent of Americans do not want Biden to seek reelection. That figure includes a shocking 57 percent of Democrats – hardly a rousing gesture of support from the president’s own party.
Biden’s persistently low approval ratings, which have hovered in the mid to high thirties for much of his first two years in office, also paint a bleak picture for the President. According to a Gallup report, incumbent “presidents with approval ratings much lower than 50%” have consistently lost reelection—most notably including Presidents George H.W. Bush, who went into Election Day with a 34 percent approval, and Jimmy Carter, who faced a 37 percent approval rating near the end of his term. Biden’s approval rating has rebounded slightly to the low 40s (still a concerning figure for any politician) but the ongoing classified documents scandal and any future crisis could send him plummeting to historic lows once again.
The state of the country under the Biden administration is also worse than under even the most unpopular of his recent predecessors. On Biden’s watch, the nation has suffered 40-year-high inflation, the worst crisis along the southern border on record, a costly and unnecessary war on American energy, the further radicalization of American institutions, including the education system, and perhaps the most humiliating display of American leadership on the world stage in U.S. history through debacles like the Afghanistan evacuation.
To make matters worse for the Biden team, there remains a distinct possibility that a handful of high-profile Democrats could challenge the president in a primary contest. Figures like California Governor Gavin Newsom, Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg, Senator Bernie Sanders, and Biden’s own vice president, Kamala Harris, have been discussed as potential challengers to Biden as the primaries draw near. Even the left-wing New York Magazine acknowledged that “Biden has a less-than-ideal base of support in his party as we approach the critical junction when people decide whether to run for president in 2024.”
But as dire as Biden’s political situation may be, nothing should worry him or his team more than the fact that Donald Trump, Biden’s chief political rival (whom he often cites as the reason he entered the 2020 presidential race in the first place), consistently beats him in national polls. A December Harvard-Harris survey found that in a hypothetical 2024 rematch, Trump would beat Biden handily—by a five point margin—in the national popular vote.
Of course, Biden’s political obstacles are only further intensified by his age and endless series of gaffes and misstatements, not to mention the document scandal, which further undermining public confidence in his competence and basic honesty. But regardless of whether Biden ultimately chooses to enter the 2024 race, it is a sad admission that a figure with a record as abysmal as Biden’s would even be considered a viable candidate for a second term as our nation’s highest-ranking elected official.
As the mainstream media obsesses over the “will he or won’t he” question for 2024, Americans should not forget that the real story should be Biden’s repeated failures as a leader. This dismal record is one voters are unlikely to forget anytime soon, and are even more unlikely to look past at the ballot box.
Aaron Flanigan is the pen name of a writer in Washington, D.C.
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Biden knows how the elections are rigged. This is what they have been doing for decades – to get to the point where no matter who the electors vote for, the machines will put out who THEY are set for – which has been democrat for the corrupt democrats.
Its not about what makes sense but about results. BIden defeated Trump and humiliated the
Repubs in the mid-term. Why shouldn’t he run ? He is the most obvious candidate on earth.
Face it. He cannot be defeated. I don’t like it but I see reality. Lets stop hoping and pretending. Please tell me why I’m wrong. The repubs need to concentrate on winning the senate and the
house. Forget the presidency
Biden’s handlers must want him to think he is still useful in the future (unless he has come up with this notion on his own). His biggest issue is what flavor of ice cream will he want next, and of course what document he will use as a napkin. Personally, I hope they DO run him in ’24. Not even voter fraud could cover that up.
The real story should be the voter fraud that got him elected. And that has not changed.
Dems stick together Washington sees what is happening in this country yet they will sit there and tell us he is the greatest president that ever lived just lie after lie shows what the care about, keep a Dem as president instead of getting someone in there that can actually do the job and help the people in this country. The border is open to drugs and who ever walks across from every country they do not care and that goes double for this president who lets anyone into this country,they do it because they do not have to pay to keep these people here the taxpayers do how nice time to wake up and see what is happening here.
Unlike Republicans Democrats stick together and will vote their candidate in one way ir the other.
True but with RINOs now it is no longer Republicans and Democrats. It is Americans and Socialists.
Guess my opinions mean nothing!
Why does my typing stop after I get started. You got something against me?
You’re no good.
Getting rid of Biden means little. Must focus on leaders behind curtain. Talk of honest election is just that all hot air. Who would have dreamed the demos would come up with a massive national cheating system. The next election needs armed protection to insure honesty.24 May be our last hope to remove the liberal threat to our country,constitution and family. We need leaders with backing to gain control of USA. and return America to common sense politics. Buying votes with our tax money is a real insult. Notice no one in jail over election while Hillary still free and Biden still pulling in the the bread.Please remember. There is no where else to goAm old veteran, would like to die knowing country in good hands. Thank You
Here! Here! and Thank You!
Right; but why didn’t Trump lock her up as he said he’d do?
I hope he runs. Maybe then we’ll have a good chance to win.
The pollsters are assuming no dim and Rino cheating! They will manufacture just enough to do it again! If Trump gets 90 million, Biden will get 91, I’m afraid! Time to think about the cessation of flyover country if it happens again! Educating our own kids, punishing lawbreakers, a fair media, fair elections, government living within its means, and walls between us and the east and left coast nuts! Sounds good to me!
sounds like you’ve been reading some Kurt Schlichter novels!
Never read his books, but love his columns.
In most states, Bidens dementia would mean he couldn’t drive his vaunted Corvette yet he’s allowed to continue to drive a COUNTRY? Bet he thinks he’s doing awesome…. sitting in a ditch.
Does it really matter whether Biden runs? The same cabal will continue to ruin the country no matter who is elected president.
True but at least someone can slow it down rather than speed up America’s demise!
AMAC, you give credence to the supposition that he actually is capable of making all these decisions, when we know that he is just a puppet for the Obama/Soros/Davos organization.
He says and does exactly what they want.
This question you pose makes me think that you accept everything he says as his ideas. Wake up.
Why would it be a surprise that he’d run again…he already proved all he has to do is hide in his basement and let his well oiled machine get him across the finish line! The only hope to end this insanity is if one of the new House led committees find an iron clad link between him and Hunter’s illegal foreign dealings. However, it seems the Dem machine, with the assistance of the Dem media, are now starting to turn against him over the classified documents. We haven’t seen this from them at all over any of his many blunders that have put our country at great risk. Maybe they are sending him a message that his days are numbered…let’s see how it plays out.
This guy is living in never never land. Like most of the elite power hungry globalists He’s on a ego power dementia trip from a stolen election by his cabal friends, that gave it to him! My dog has a better approval rating. He’s a Representative of the People? My azzzzz!
What reelection plans? . . . He was NEVER ELECTED in the first place! . . . At least, NOT LEGALLY!
He and all his communist regime has got to go. On a slow boat to China. We must have election integrity or they will stay in and finish destroying our country.
The Biden administration has done little to be proud of. The student loan debacle proved that at best, he’s just an incompetent administrator. The nail in Biden’s political coffin however, is his moral ineptitude on full display at the nation’s southern border.
Biden has already ruined the country. Gas prices are rising again ($3.79.9 a gallon), eggs are almost $9 an 18 pack, grocery prices are rising (if they are even in stock), interest rates are at an all time high, just to name a few things Biden has caused. Plus his blunder in Afghanistan, being reduced to begging communist/socialist countries for oil because of Biden stopped the Keystone pipeline and halted gas and oil leases, being “the Big Guy” getting 10% of Hunter’s earnings from Russia, Ukraine and China. We know Biden is beholden to China. He is seen as wek, old and frail around the world. We don’t need Biden. Also don’t need those mentioned that might run. None of them would be up to the job.