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Should the Democrats Replace Joe Biden?

Should the Democrats Replace Joe Biden?

Here’s The Scoop

The recent debate performance by President Joe Biden has set off a firestorm within the Democratic Party. Questions about his suitability as their nominee are growing louder and more insistent. Despite the significant challenges and near impossibility of officially replacing Biden, these murmurs cannot be ignored.

Historically, political parties have never successfully replaced their nominee once chosen. Party rules and the consent of the candidates themselves create procedural roadblocks. For instance, Biden secured almost 99% of delegates during the primary process, making any attempt to oust him without his approval highly unfeasible.

Even as speculation bubbles below the surface, the Democratic National Committee (DNC) continues to iron out procedural kinks to secure Biden’s nomination. In fact, they planned a virtual nomination ahead of the August convention to dodge complications arising from Ohio’s ballot access issues, issues complicated by Republican interventions.

While Biden might be unwaveringly supported by the DNC, it’s important to note the slight wiggle room provided by party rules. Delegates are not technically bound to their candidate and can “reflect the sentiments of those who elected them.” This could open a Pandora’s box if a significant number of delegates choose to defect.

The complexities don’t end there. If Biden were to withdraw, a chaotic scramble would ensue. There is no designated mechanism for anointing a successor, leaving it up to the delegates, who could be swayed by aggressive campaigning from potential candidates. Even Vice President Kamala Harris, despite her political proximity to Biden, would not automatically inherit his delegates.

It’s important to remember that the DNC chair, Jaime Harrison, is a strong Biden ally. However, in case of a last-minute vacancy, all it would take is a majority vote from the DNC’s 500 members to pick new nominees for president and vice president. Such a scenario would likely be fraught with behind-the-scenes negotiations and public pressure, making it anything but smooth.

The Democrats face a dilemma with potentially wide-reaching implications. Should Biden fail to reassure his base, the resulting uncertainty would offer Republicans a tangible advantage heading into the November elections. This internal strife might just be the tipping point that could lead to a seismic shift in the political landscape.

The next few months will be crucial as we approach the convention. The Democrats are in a precarious position, and how they handle the brewing discontent could very well define the outcome of the 2024 presidential race.

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12 Comments

12 Comments

  1. Leigh

    June 29, 2024 at 7:20 am

    Every man (so far) who has been elected as president has tried to do the job to the best of his abilities. Even though there are a multitude of reasons they don’t succeed- they do undertake this enormous responsibility seriously. In this day and age – it’s a shame there aren’t better choices for the American public to vote for! In either party!!

    • bidendapedo

      June 29, 2024 at 12:00 pm

      That’s because you are obviously not an intelligent person.

    • Gerry

      July 9, 2024 at 9:53 am

      President Trump IS a good choice. Just because he isn’t Mr. Rogers doesn’t mean he doesn’t do his job. As a matter of fact, he’d have done a greater job if he wasn’t slammed every second by the democrats and never Trumper whiners. Just imagine the good he could have done if he’d been fully supported by his own party.

  2. Joseph Barwinczok Jr

    June 29, 2024 at 7:49 am

    it is not fair to the delegates he has won and it is not fair to Donald Trump.

    • BARBARA

      July 7, 2024 at 2:09 pm

      NO, LEAVE HIM IN!!!! HE IS A DISASTER AND WILL DIG HIS OWN GRAVE FOR HIMSELF AND DEMOCRATS!!!!! HE IS POLITICAL SUICIDE FOR THE DEMOCRATS AS A WHOLE. LET HIM STAY IN AND PROSECUTE HIM, HIS FAMILY AND THE WHOLE DEMOCRAT MACHINE INCLUDING MERRITT.

  3. Kerry

    June 29, 2024 at 7:55 am

    Don’t replace him… that way there is surely NO CHANCE OF HIM BEING ELECTED!

  4. Mike Diggs

    June 29, 2024 at 8:16 am

    They legally can’t

  5. Tom

    June 29, 2024 at 8:57 am

    Make Joe step aside, then Donald can back off and give his to someone else, pretty soon it will be okay for the president to appointed by Congress instead of the people, if you don’t like one then vote for the other.

  6. Jerry C.

    June 30, 2024 at 1:36 pm

    Are you kidding? I think the Dems should replace EVERYONE…

  7. Mark T. Wayne

    July 1, 2024 at 7:46 am

    Yes… with the HARRIS/AOC Ticket!

    • Jamie Kendrick

      July 1, 2024 at 2:05 pm

      Joe Biden is no FDR. He should walk away.

  8. Jerry Nordland

    July 7, 2024 at 8:20 am

    This discussion needs to look beyond the debate. Conservatives warned about Biden 4 years ago. We were told he would be a one term president, evidently no one convinced Dr. Jill
    The bigger issue is their LYING to us the last 3 years. Why did they spend all that time defending his incompetency? Look at the damage he has done!
    Does 4 more years mean ANOTHER 10 Million refuges? Even liberal sanctuary cities claim they are FULL – can’t handle more. Lately Biden has been feinting solutions – none of them work!
    Look at the international mess we’re in. He’s poured Billions into Ukraine which is now almost destroyed – what will be the end point of THAT debacle. Same thing in the Middle East – have you seen the devastation in Gaza? Who do you think will be asked to help rebuild THAT? And China is waiting to pounce on Taiwan – watching a weak leader who has 6 more months in office. How bad can that get before we can get his incompetent team removed from Washington?

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