Biden set to withdraw from 2024 election today
President Biden is expected to announce that he will not be running again.
And he should do it as soon as possible. The work is too much for him and the world knows it.
He will not resign or cede the country to Vice President Kamala Harris.
And he won’t be impeached even when, as expected, Republicans take control of the House and possibly the Senate in the 2022 congressional election.
But an early announcement that he would not run for a second term is probably the best way to fix what is left of his spectacularly failing administration. And there are three years left.
Not that he can or would change anything, like reopening the Keystone XL pipeline, or restoring law and order to the southern border, completing the wall, making his humiliating and deadly retreat to Afghanistan, or even canceling the tagging angry parents at school committee meeting. national terrorists.
It is too late for that. He has gone too far.
Biden was not elected, nor taken seriously, to do any of these things. He was elected because he was not former President Donald Trump. It was not Trump’s policies that led to Biden’s victory; it was Trump’s often obnoxious personality.
If Biden, when he took office, had been left alone enough, he wouldn’t be in free fall in the opinion polls. But the temptation to destroy everything Trump accomplished – and that was working – was too great.
He woke up. And now he’s awake – politically speaking, that is.
How else to explain the closure of the Keystone XL pipeline on day one and the layoff of thousands of Americans, then the creation of thousands more jobs for the Russians by giving the green light to Vladimir Putin’s Nord Stream 2 pipeline to the Germany ?
This not only surprised Vladimir Putin, it would also have shocked Vladimir Lenin.
Trump left Biden a country that for the first time in decades was energy independent and turned it into a country that imports oil from Russia and begs OPEC to increase its oil production.
Is it any wonder that gasoline and food prices have skyrocketed?
Meanwhile, Biden’s wake-up call and trillion-dollar proposal, Build Back Better, is a shambles, while his autonomous infrastructure bill has just been narrowly passed.
He presided over the split in the Democratic Party between progressives and moderates. One day he is whipped by U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, DN.Y., and the crowd wakes up and the next day he is knocked down by moderate Senator Joe Manchin, DW. Virginia..
A president with any weight would have hit a few heads together and won. But not Biden.
Joe Biden dug a deep hole and also dragged the Democratic Party into it.
And the outlook is bleak. If Republican Glenn Youngkin’s victory over Democrat Terry McAuliffe, for whom Biden campaigned, in the Virginia gubernatorial race, and Republican Jack Cattarelli’s strong performance against New Jersey Democrat Phil Murphy in the indecisive race for governor (Cattarelli disputes Murphy’s narrow victory), are indicators – and they are – that the Democratic Party is in deep trouble.
You don’t have to be a meteorologist to know which way the wind is blowing, or a president to know that the public has turned on you, for a big time. You just have to admit it.
One way for Biden to redeem himself and redeem his presidency is to graciously announce that he would not be running for a second term. He would be 82 if he ran.
President Lyndon B. Johnson refused to stand for re-election in 1968 when he was defeated in the Vietnam War.
The move would suddenly reshape U.S. politics, turn the Congressional campaign upside down in 2022, and trigger early maneuvers among potential 2024 Democratic presidential candidates.
It would give Biden a chance to resume his presidency.
It would also allow Democratic Congressional candidates to campaign without Joe Biden’s albatross hanging from their necks. Biden not only doesn’t have a magpie tail, but he doesn’t have a coat.
One of those contenders for the 2024 presidential election, of course, would be Vice President Harris who prophetically said during his campaign for McAuliffe: “What happens in Virginia will largely determine what happens in 2022, 2024 and beyond. “
She added: “Tuesday is a critical day that will determine whether we (Democrats) step back or move forward.”
In fact, he did neither. Democrats found themselves in a ditch.
Peter Lucas is a veteran political journalist and columnist from Massachusetts.