There’s a lot of speculation on when President Biden will announce his reelection bid, but not much doubt that he will run again. So far, he has only two challengers: Marianne Williamson and Robert Kennedy Jr. And the DNC just made the stunning announcement that it supports Biden and will not sponsor any presidential primary debates for 2024.
That’s being seen as both an attempt to protect Biden from attacks by opponents, and also to protect him from himself. They must fear that sending Biden into a debate now would be like sending a man with St. Vitus Dance out to walk a tightrope over Niagara Falls. It’s a continuation of 2020’s use of COVID as an excuse to hide him from voters in the basement. Will it work again? That’s hard to believe, given the widespread belief even among many Democrats that he’s too old to serve this term, much less another one. Also, I doubt that his Republican challenger will be accommodating enough to go along with no debates.
It's also going to be harder to ignore that elderly donkey in the room after the Wall Street Journal ran an editorial Friday, calling on Biden not to run again.
The Journal was blunt and to the point:
"The public understands what Mr. Biden apparently won’t admit: that electing an octogenarian in obvious decline for another four years could be an historic mistake." They called his desire to run again “a risky act that borders on selfish" and added that despite the White House going to great lengths to hide it, " his decline is clear to anyone who isn’t willfully blind."
I guess they’re just hoping that supporters of a Party that claims Joe Biden is a great President, his Cabinet members are honest and competent, the economy is great, the Afghanistan pullout was a brilliant success, and men in dresses are actually women are willfully blind enough to fall for anything.