Political Intrigue

Joe Biden has lost

David Axelrod, speaker for former presidents Obama and Clinton. You can BET that he didn’t say these things without the full approval of Bill Clinton and Barack Obama!

So Biden lashes back.

Joe Biden has called David Axelrod a “prick,” doubtless a response to the Obama narrator’s suggestion that Biden consider stepping down from the 2024 presidential race. 

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Is Morris correct?

Maybe. But he really doesn’t have a stellar track record in terms of predictions. So yeah, maybe…

“They will keep them until a few days before the convention and then he would announce he’s not running, release his delegates, and there would be a floor fight for the nomination,” Morris said. “But at least there wouldn’t be a long primary battle.”

And it’s true, a floor fight would at least partially address the Kamala problem, since it wouldn’t technically be the DNC ham-handedly installing someone else over her. This may indeed be the “softest landing” available to Democrats. And don’t be confused–Republicans would beat them about the head and shoulders over it!

BUT, even though it may be the best of the crappy options Democrats have, I still think there would be a lot of angry (or at least alienated and disaffected and very unenthusiastic) African-American voters. I’m not at all sure that Democrats can afford that.

This is, at best, a very imperfect solution. But it may indeed be the best that Democrats have available to them.

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Oh, and here’s

even more “dump Biden” stuff going on! His political throat might get slashed by his own party! Et tu, Brute?

It’s starting to look like the “hit” has been put out, and Biden is not long for this political world. I think it’s clear now that he very possibly will NOT be the Democrat nominee. 

But that does not solve the very real problem of Kamala Harris. I’m just doubtful that Democrats can thread this needle. Even if she herself were to say that she decided not to run, most of us would not believe that she had not been forced out. And her voluntarily leaving is the BEST possible scenario for Democrats!