(TruthandLiberty.com) – Will President Joe Biden run for re-election in 2024? Whether he does or doesn’t, there’s a lot of chatter about Vice President Kamala Harris. As Biden ages well into his 80s, the Democratic Party may feel the push to find younger candidates who are more in touch with youthful voters. Ahead of the 2024 presidential election, the Democratic primary could become full of new hopefuls who might make the case against him over his age for results in the office.
Suffice it to say, after Harris’ abysmal 2019 primary performance and her collapsing approval ratings, the vice president isn’t scaring off any political opponents. Throughout 2021, some Harris advocates insinuated the Biden administration didn’t do her any favors by assigning her to no-win issues and setting her up for long-term failure. A new report suggests Biden may want to replace Kamala. If that’s true, it’ll require some tricky political navigation.
Could Biden Jettison His Vice President?
In recent weeks, stories have swirled, indicating Vice President Harris isn’t doing well inside the West Wing. Several of her staff members are resigning, and media reports suggest her office is in complete chaos due to a lack of experience and leadership and shaky political skills. When Biden picked Harris as his vice-presidential running mate in 2020, many political insiders were stunned. Harris was still new to Washington, DC, had few connections and couldn’t raise money or get over 10% support in her run for president.
In short, Kamala Harris brought nothing to the table. Now her approval ratings are lower than the president’s, and the rumors are swirling. According to a USA Today/Suffolk University poll, the vice president’s approval rating is an abysmal 28%.
It’s not implausible to assume Biden has buyer’s remorse. In recent weeks, chatter at the top levels of the Biden administration has reached the media. If the stories have any validity, Biden might consider appointing Harris to a Supreme Court vacancy if one were to open up, thus freeing her spot on the ticket.
Could Kamala End Up on the Supreme Court?
The odds are against a Supreme Court vacancy anytime soon. Over the last 12 months, progressives attacked Justice Stephen Breyer with fervor. Unfortunately for the left, the court’s oldest member indicated he wasn’t going anywhere anytime soon. Breyer stated last summer he won’t be intimidated, and when the time is right, he’ll retire.
Critics say that kind of thinking led to a 6-3 Republican-appointed Conservative majority on the nation’s highest court. Former Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg refused to retire during Obama’s presidency and passed away while still in office. It allowed former President Donald Trump to flip her seat when he nominated judge Amy Coney Barrett last fall. The Republican Senate confirmed her despite Democratic opposition during an election year.
While Biden’s ability to dismiss Harris against her wishes might be problematic, he’s not obligated to run with her in 2024. He could make another pick to neutralize the Democratic field. It’s still a long time away, and anything can happen. There are a lot of unforeseen events that could influence decisions, and six months in politics is like a lifetime.
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