Most first-term presidents would be planning their re-election campaign announcement right now.
But President Joe Biden is trying to convince his own party to give him a chance.
Not only does a recent New York Times poll find only one in four Democrats want Biden to run for a second term, Axis notes the poll finds 94 percent of Democrats under the age of 30 oppose a second Biden term.
That puts Democrats in a bind. While most Americans oppose a Biden second term based on abysmal economic performance, Democrat dissatisfaction is driven by frustration he isn’t left-wing enough, despite crippling expansions of government power in the name of “climate.”
Some Democrats privately don’t want Biden to run again, for three reasons:
1) He’s deeply unpopular. Many Americans associate him with inflation, high gas prices, entrenched COVID-19 and an inglorious end to the war in Afghanistan.
2) Progressives want a move away from centrism and convention.
3) Many Democratic voters want generational change. Biden was older when he took office than Ronald Reagan was when he left office. If re-elected, Biden would be 86 at the end of his second term.
The outlet compiled a list of where elected Democrats stand on a second term for their party’s White House occupant.
They found nearly 20 Democrat senators, representatives and top candidates who refused to publicly commit to supporting a second Biden term.
Among those who refuse to commit are social media star Rep. Alexandria Ocasio Cortez, 2016 vice presidential nominee Senator Tim Kaine and House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler.
Two Democrat House members, Minnesotans Angie Craig and Dean Phillips, publicly oppose a second Biden term.
Which such party defections drew headlines under Trump, they warrant hardly a peep under Biden.
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