Democrats Promote Hillary Clinton as Party's 'Best Option' for 2024
Biden's poor approval ratings lead party to search for new leadership
Two prominent Democrats are promoting the idea that Hillary Clinton is the party's "best option" for keeping control of the White House after the 2024 presidential election.
Democratic consultant and pollster Douglas Schoen and former New York City Council president, Manhattan borough president, and state assemblyman Andrew Stein pushed the idea of putting Clinton forward at the Democrats' nominee for the presidential election in an opinion piece.
"If Democrats want a fighting chance at winning the presidency in 2024, Mrs. Clinton is likely their best option," Schoen and Stein opine in the Wall Street Journal.
The pair argues Biden's lackluster approval ratings and other issues disqualify him from running for a second term.
They say that Clinton must step up and fill her party's leadership void.
"A perfect storm in the Democratic Party is making a once-unfathomable scenario plausible: a political comeback for Hillary Clinton in 2024," the duo writes.
They then list a number of reasons why both Biden and Kamala Harris would not be the best choice for the Democrats.
Aside from low approval numbers, the two men question Biden's mental fitness to hold office:
"Several circumstances—President Biden’s low approval rating, doubts over his capacity to run for re-election at 82, Vice President Kamala Harris’s unpopularity, and the absence of another strong Democrat to lead the ticket in 2024—have created a leadership vacuum in the party, which Mrs. Clinton viably could fill."
But if he were to run for re-election and win, he will be 82-years-old when he begins his second term.
Clinton, who lost the 2016 presidential election to Donald Trump, has previously served as a senator from the state of New York and as the Secretary of State under President Barack Obama.
"She is already in an advantageous position to become the 2024 Democratic nominee," Stein and Schoen contend.
"She is an experienced national figure who is younger than Mr. Biden and can offer a different approach from the disorganized and unpopular one the party is currently taking."