AOC And Michelle Obama May Run If Biden Doesn’t

( If Joe Biden decides not to run for reelection in 2024, is the Democrat bench too weak to find a qualified candidate to replace him?

In a column at 19FortyFive, writer Harrison Kass suggests that pickings might be slim since the Democrat Party doesn’t have a particularly strong bench.

While Kass acknowledges that Vice President Kamala Harris is a likely contender, he points out that she remains a deeply unpopular choice. Harris was forced to drop out of the 2020 Democrat race two months before the Iowa caucus due to a lack of support among Democrat voters.

Perennial candidate Bernie Sanders is reportedly considering running again despite being almost as old as Biden.

However, Kass believes Bernie should run again, arguing that his presence in the primaries would force the Democrats to have “difficult conversations” about the party’s structure and its economic focus.

Kass doubts that 2016 loser Hillary Clinton will join the 2024 race, despite rumors that she is considering it.

Kass dismisses the possibility that Michelle Obama would join the 2024 primary, noting that she has already clearly stated that she doesn’t have any intention to run for office.

He also dismisses Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg.

While the media is actively promoting Buttigieg as a possible nominee if Biden chooses not to run, Kass doesn’t believe Buttigieg would do well in the primaries, given his limited experience as the mayor of South Bend and his failure to impress as a Biden cabinet member.

Rounding out the Democrat’s weak bench is New York Squaddie Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.

Kass dismisses her as a presidential candidate, arguing that Ocasio-Cortez would be better suited “if you need an Instagram influencer for some politically-adjacent fundraising campaign.” Running for president, on the other hand, is “serious business for a serious person,” Kass explains.

Kass argues that, given the weak bench, Democrats may have no other choice than to push Joe Biden to run for reelection.