Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has indicated that she might duck out on President Joe Biden in 2024.
When asked about her feelings on the current President running again, she answered very carefully, not condemning Biden, but also did not rule out voting against him.
“You know, if the president chooses to run again in 2024, I mean, first of all, I’m focused on winning this majority right now and preserving a majority this year in 2022. So, we’ll cross that bridge when we get to it – I think if the president has a vision and that’s something certainly we’re all willing to entertain and examine when the time comes.”
Dana Bash, host of CNN’s State of the union correctly noted, “that’s not a yes”
If Democrats are unable to come up with a new candidate that they all agree on, they will have only two options, divide themselves and lose, or settle for 4 more years of Biden, assuming he lives to see the end of a second term.
Joe Biden is currently 79 years old, two years younger than Nancy Pelosi. By the end of a second term Joe would be roughly 86 years old, and the oldest President in United States history. When mentioned during presidential debates Joe Biden asked “what about Winston Churchill,” the moderator then had to clarify again “American history”.
Biden’s cognitive decline has been evident since even before he became President. 6 years is a long time, especially for an old person. There’s no way of knowing how much worse the President’s mental state could be, by 2028, or even 2024.