Democrats are already plotting to replace Joe Biden in 2024 with another Democrat as Biden’s approval numbers remain low. The name being floated by some is Democrat California Gov. Gavin Newsom.
Fox News reports:
Axelrod, who served as former President Barack Obama’s chief strategist, made the comments in a Wednesday statement to The New York Times. The 2024 presidential race has been a burning question for Democrats, with no clear heir to Biden and many party members skeptical of whether the president could or should run for a second term.
“If the president were not to run, it’s hard to imagine that Newsom would not be sorely tempted to enter the race,” Axelrod said Wednesday.
“Newsom is young and politically muscular, which may be just what the market will be seeking post-Biden,” he added.
Rumblings of Newsom’s prospects come as Democrats are increasingly abandoning hopes that Biden could run in 2024.
Democrats are seeking younger, fresher blood to replace the 79-year-old politician.