Recent polling has made Democrats very worried about 2024. Biden is losing to former President Trump.
If Democrats want to save their chances, they might have to replace Biden with a stronger nominee.
But that is much harder than it seems. Two possible Democrats might be contending to take over the party. And no matter what happens, it could tear the party apart.
From The Messenger:
The fiercest battle may well be the looming civil war between Vice President Kamala Harris and California Gov. Gavin Newsom for the party leadership once President Biden leaves the stage…
While Newsom fell in line endorsing Biden, he has ramped up his campaign to be the “Next Big Thing” for Democrats…
If Newsom and whatever D.C. forces want to push Harris aside, they are going to have to fight it out for the next four years. And that’s going to be ugly.
It appears Democrats are facing several civil wars at the same time. Plenty of pundits have talked about the growing conflict between moderates and progressives–especially since the far-left has sided with Palestinians over Israel.
But the one conflict that could destroy the party has not yet erupted yet. And it could be Biden’s own fault.
Commentators have pointed out that Kamala Harris is the frontrunner to replace Joe Biden. But Harris has been polling worse than Joe. She has failed to distinguish herself while serving as vice president. And many think she is less qualified to run the country than an 81-year-old man.
Many believe California Gov. Gavin Newsom is preparing to launch himself into the driver’s seat. But the woke movement that has gripped the party will undoubtedly oppose a white man from taking the nomination from a woman of color. If Newsom tries to make a move, progressives might accuse him and his supporters of racism and sexism.
It’s a lose-lose-lose situation for Democrats. If they leave Biden as the 2024 nominee, his failures and age might help Trump win. If they try to make Harris the next leader of the party, they might also lose, given her inability to impress Americans. And if they let Newsom take over, progressives will revolt over the fact the party abandoned a woman of color.
- A growing war between Kamala Harris and Gavin Newsom could split the Democratic Party.
- Harris’s low favorability makes her a less likely replacement for Joe Biden.
- If Newsom tries to take over, progressives will attack him for going after a woman of color
- This comes as Biden’s low polling and advanced age make put him at risk of losing.
Source: The Messenger