It’s beginning to look a lot like the Democratic Party is in shambles. That they’ve become a shadow of their former, unified selves, opting today to play a brutal game of political tug-of-war that threatens the very existence of the organization to begin with.
There are two main competing factors at play here: The moderate Democrats and the radical left, the latter of which being the most vocal and modern of the two. They’ve seen the Biden administration fro what it is: Ineffectual and slightly embarrassing. This sizable contingent of the party has even begun suggesting that Joe Biden needn’t be the 2024 Democratic candidate, citing his abysmal polling numbers as evidence.
But, almost right on cue, a controversial figure within the party has thrown their weight behind Biden.
Hillary Clinton dismissed a 2024 presidential bid on Friday by maintaining Joe Biden will stand again and any move by her into the political spotlight would detract from his efforts to return to the White House.
Clinton used an interview with the Financial Times to rule out a strike for high public office. “No, out of the question,” she told the newspaper, pointing to Biden’s professed desire to run for reelection.
There was little room for interpretation, either.
The former Secretary of State went further by offering a more detailed observation that her entry to the field would take the focus off the incumbent who she would rather support than challenge:
First of all, I expect Biden to run. He certainly intends to run. It would be very disruptive to challenge that.
Biden has said publicly and privately said that he intends to run for reelection in 2024.
The sentiment will not be a popular one among the far left, who’ve been warning of the inevitable weakness of a 2024 Biden campaign – particularly if the predictions of a rematch with Donald Trump come true.