Biden’s ability to serve has been thrown into question by leading Democrats over the past few months. It looks like all doubt has been removed.
And Joe Biden was blindsided with this 2024 bombshell from the last person he expected.
Joe Biden just recently turned 80 years old – becoming the first sitting president to reach such an age.
Along with birthday wishes, calls were renewed for the Democrat Party to reconsider whether he is their best option in 2024.
No one can doubt that Biden has shown his age. He constantly stumbles through simple sentences and loses his train of thought.
In one incredibly concerning moment, Joe Biden asked on stage at an event in Washington, if the recently-deceased Rep. Jackie Walorski (R-Ind.) was in attendance.
“Jackie, are you here? Where’s Jackie? She must not be here,” Biden said while looking around the room at the Conference on Hunger, Nutrition and Health on Sept 28.
Walorski was killed in a catastrophic head-on collision car accident in August. President Biden and the first lady issued a statement of sorrow at the time. A video tribute to the lawmaker was shown at the same event where Biden inquired about her whereabouts.
But even with all of this working against him, the Democrats’ strong showing in the Midterms has led many to walk back their initial hesitancy.
And one of the major contenders put forward by the mainstream media has dispelled the rumors once and for all.
California Gov. Gavin Newsom is dismissing speculation that he may run for President Biden’s Democratic candidacy in 2024, telling POTUS that he is “all in” for Biden’s re-election.
In an interview with Politico, Newsom moved to quell speculation that he may seek for the Democratic candidacy, citing “considerable” annoyance from the White House over speculations of a bid to unseat Biden.
“I’ve told everyone in the White House, from the chief of staff to the first lady,” he said, saying his message is “I’m all in, count me in” on Biden’s re-election bid.
Democratic worry about Biden’s health, age, and low favor ratings has fueled speculation about a possible Newsom 2024 run.
Fears over Biden’s performance in a 2024 rematch with former President Donald Trump or Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis prompted some Democrats to start looking for a replacement, and Newsom’s name had been circulated as a possible possibility.
But during a post-election press conference, Biden stated that he intends to run for re-election and will make a final decision by early next year.
“I think everybody wants me to run, but we’re going to have discussions about it,” Biden said. “I hope Jill and I get a little time to sneak away for a week between Thanksgiving and Christmas, and my guess is it will be early next year when we make that judgment.”
Newsom had also stoked talk about a bid by publicly criticizing DeSantis and Texas Gov. Greg Abbott. However, the governor, who was easily re-elected in deep-blue California, is claimed to have exited his motorcade near a Sacramento hotel on Election Night and contacted Biden to express his personal support for his re-election quest.
“I’m all in; put me in coach,” said Newsom. “We have your back.”
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