The Benefits of a Democratic Primary for the PartyNovember 19, 2023
The 2024 Democratic presidential candidates need to act now to challenge President Biden. Biden’s weaknesses and the risk of losing to Trump make it crucial for other viable Democrats to step up. Governors like Whitmer, Beshear, and Cooper, as well as Senators Booker, Kelly, and Casey, should not rule out a presidential run. Polls show dissatisfaction with Biden, and the importance of defeating Trump is paramount. Biden’s age and lack of commanding presence in public forums are also concerns. The recent elections suggest that the president may be the problem, not the Democratic Party. While a contentious primary could weaken Biden, the risk of him stumbling in the general election is more significant. Therefore, credible candidates should not hesitate to join the race.