Amid President Joe Biden’s stunningly low approval ratings, Democrat pollster Doug Schoen and New York political veteran Andrew Stein penned an op-ed in the Wall Street Journal advocating for the return of Hillary Clinton as the party’s savior in 2024, in what many see as evidence of just how far the current commander in chief has fallen in the eyes of his voter base.
According to the authors of the piece, there are many reasons why Clinton could be just the person to step into the leadership void being created by the failings of Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris, including her ambition, outspokenness, and clear desire for the top job.
“She is already in an advantageous position to become the 2024 Democratic nominee,” says the duo, adding, “She is an experienced national figure who is younger than Mr. Biden and can offer a different approach from the disorganized and unpopular one the party is currently taking.”
As Stephen Kruiser of PJ Media incredulously observes, the Democrats really have backed themselves into a corner with Biden and Harris, and the fact that Mrs. Clinton has even been mentioned in the electoral context after all of her prior failures just goes to show how shallow the party’s bench truly is.
For seasoned Democrat insiders such as Schoen and Stein to bring Clinton into the mix, Kruiser opines, is further evidence of just how panicked the party is, as is the equally wacky idea from the New York Times’ Thomas Friedman that the current president needs Republican Liz Cheney (WY) as a running mate in order to salvage things next time around.
The situation, however, is not all bad, according to Kruiser, who explains that because “the Democrats were so invested in their unstable Trump daddy issues in 2020 that they proceeded with reckless abandon, which is now delivering consequences by the truckload. They know they made a mistake with Biden and that they’re now on the deck of an electoral Titanic with the midterm iceberg in sight.”
In Kruiser’s estimation, “If Hillary Clinton keeps hanging around and convincing them that she can keep the ship afloat, then Republicans should start buying lottery tickets because they’ll be the luckiest people on the planet.”
Among those who agree that another Clinton candidacy would be an electoral boon for the GOP is Lara Trump, who mused, “They just dug her right up out of the moth balls and they have brushed her off. She’s ready to go,” adding, “I think the American people would love to see a Trump v. Clinton one more time,” referring to the possibility that her father-in-law, former President Donald Trump, may mount another campaign in the next cycle.
That party insiders are so readily going public with their desire to replace Biden on the 2024 ticket is a devastating pile-on in a week full of administration calamities, but given the identity of their chosen candidate, the news could not be better for conservative voters primed for change.