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The possibility of the Democrats replacing President Biden on the 2024 ballot has become a daily topic among various media outlets. Polls suggest voters want someone other than Biden and Democratic-friendly news organizations are now pushing the conversation forward. On Wednesday, both the New York Times and CNN, showing great teamwork, fantasized about a younger, more progressive Democrat for 2024.
But what does Vice President Kamala Harris make of the chatter? Well, she didn’t quash it when asked by the WSJ. Harris instead dodged the question, saying she and Biden haven’t discussed running for re-election.
“I don’t think about it, nor have we talked about it,” Harris told the WSJ.
“I’m not going to talk about our conversations, but I will tell you this without any ambiguity: We do not talk about nor have we talked about re-election, because we haven’t completed our first year and we’re in the middle of a pandemic.”
That’s one way to put it.
OutKick’s Clay Travis responded to the quote on Twitter, noting that we’ve never heard a VP say that.
“Kamala Harris out here trying to knock Joe Biden out of the 2024 race,” Clay tweets.
As I’ve argued for over a month, Harris would not solve the Democrats’ problems if the fear is that Biden wouldn’t win re-election. Harris is not electable, thus would only tilt the odds in favor of Republicans in 2024.
Harris is less popular than even Biden with her 28% approval rating. And other Democrats agree.
In November, the Telegraph reported that Democrats have privately discussed a “nuclear option” — in the scenario that Biden does not seek re-election — that would send Harris to the Supreme Court to make sure she wouldn’t run for president in 2024.
“Democrats desperately scrambling to find a potential successor to Joe Biden in 2024 are whispering about a potential nuclear option that could see Kamala Harris, the current Vice President, nominated to the Supreme Court,” the report says.
Remember, it’s only 2021. We have three more years of this.