David Axelrod, a former advisor to President Obama, has voiced his concerns about President Biden's potential run for a second term in 2024.
In a recent series of posts, Axelrod gave his views on the current political climate, particularly in light of recent polls published by The Daily Wire that show former President Trump leading Biden in five out of six key battleground states.
Axelrod, who played a key role in Obama's successful presidential campaigns, acknowledged the complexity of the situation. He pointed out that it's late in the game for changes but also noted that the political landscape can shift dramatically in a year.
There are those within Biden's camp and beyond who have expressed apprehensions about his potential second term. These concerns stem not only from his dwindling approval ratings and unfavorable polling data but also from doubts about his physical and mental stamina.
At 80, Biden is already the oldest serving president. Should he run and win in 2024, he would be 86 by the end of his second term. Some incidents, including moments where he has lost his train of thought or stumbled, have raised questions about his ability to lead effectively.
Axelrod, despite his past alliance with Biden, has been vocal about these concerns. He reiterated his worries about Biden's age as a potential political liability, even while praising the President's achievements so far.
Following the discussion on Biden's age, Axelrod highlighted the high stakes of the 2024 election. He criticized Trump's disregard for democratic norms and laws, describing him as a "dangerous, unhinged demagogue."
"The [president] is justly proud of his accomplishments. Trump is a dangerous, unhinged demagogue whose brazen disdain for the rules, norms, laws and institutions [of] democracy should be disqualifying. But the stakes of miscalculation here are too dramatic to ignore,"
He said, underscoring the careful consideration needed in deciding the Democratic nominee for 2024.
Ultimately, Axelrod pointed out that the decision lies in President Biden's hands. If Biden chooses to run, he will be the nominee of the Democratic Party. However, Axelrod questioned whether this would be the best course of action for both Biden and the country.
"Only [Biden] can make this decision. If he continues to run, he will be the nominee of the Democratic Party. What he needs to decide is whether that is wise; whether it’s in HIS best interest or the country’s?"
Axelrod posed, leaving a thought-provoking question for the readers.
As the 2024 presidential race draws closer, the Democratic Party, and indeed the whole country, will be watching closely to see if President Biden decides to run for a second term. His decision will undoubtedly have significant implications for the political landscape of America.