Dems fending off ‘Red Wave’ has Biden on 2024


President Joe Biden spoke positively about the results of Tuesday’s midterm elections during a news conference on Wednesday. While Republicans are likely to take control of the House, Senate control won’t be known until December, when Georgia will hold a second election between Senator Raphael Warnock and challenger Herschel Walker.

Biden told reporters on Wednesday: “Yesterday we had elections. And it was a good day, I think, for democracy. And I think it was a good day for America. Although we don’t know all the results yet, here’s what we know: While the press and experts are predicting a giant red wave, it hasn’t happened.

Even White House advisers and those around Biden are playful about the red wave that hasn’t happened. An adviser to the president said: “The president chose in the election between extreme Republicans and the progress of the past 18 months – and the voters chose the president’s agenda.”

By avoiding the red wave by Democrats, Biden has again said he plans to run for reelection in 2024. And the spirit of the people around Biden seems to support that.

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Some feel it, some don’t

But the sunny attitude may end at the doorway of the West Wing. According to FiveThirtyEight, Joe Biden is still a widely unpopular president with a 41% job approval rating.

Even the person responsible for saving the 2020 Biden campaign and its eventual White House victory, House Majority Whip Rep. James Clyburn (D-SC), had reservations about full support for a Biden 2024 run, TBEN correspondent Robert noted. Costa that Biden “doesn’t have the art of speaking.”

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Concerns about Biden Nothing new

Questions about Biden’s age in 2024 are not new. Former White House adviser David Gergen has been blunt about the aging process, expressing concern that Biden will be well into his 80s by the 2024 election.

Gergen was not the only one with age problems. In June, former Obama adviser David Axelrod also sounded the alarm about nominating someone as old as Biden, saying, “The presidency is a monstrously taxing job and the stark reality is that at the end of a second would be closer to 90 than 80. term, and that would be a big deal.”

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Another problem for Joe Biden could be that a lot of Americans don’t want him to run again. According to a new Economist/YouGov poll, 56% do not want a second Biden run. Of the Democrats polled, 31% do not want them to participate again.

A Harvard/CAPS Harris poll in October showed Trump tops 45% to 43% in a 2024 rematch between Biden and Donald Trump.

Joe Biden and his administration may want to enjoy their post-midterm glow while they can. It may not be long.

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