The Washington Post has selected the people they believe will be the top ten contenders for the Democrats in 2024. I’m torn between laughing hysterically and sending the DNC a sympathy card. Let me put it this way. Their number one choice is Joe Biden who has the worst favorability rating in history. The list starts at the bottom and goes down from there.
Here are the Post’s top 10:
- 10. New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez
- 9. California Governor Gavin Newsom
- 8. New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker
- 7. Ohio Sen. Sherrod Brown
- 6. North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper
- 5. Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar
- 4. Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren
- 3. Vice President Kamala Harris
- 2. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg
- 1. President Joe Biden
Just so that you know, this list did actually come from the WaPo and not the Babylon Bee. In my wildest imagination, I cannot make a case for a single name on that list. A third-party candidate could actually finish second ahead of any of these ten. There are four names of very unsuccessful presidential candidates from 2020. There is one governor who had to fight off a recall. Oh, yeah, and a bartender.
Now, as far as how they polled, Joe Biden was first with 21% as an incumbent, second place went to those who could not pick a candidate, and tied for third were Kamala Harris and Bernie Sanders. Sanders did not even make the WaPo list.
The Post said:
“This is not normal. We’ve seen some evidence that Democrats aren’t sold on nominating Biden for a second term, including a poll in November showing a majority of Democrats didn’t want him to run again. But lots of Republicans say the same about a repeat run for Donald Trump in 2024 – yet he’s the clear front-runner when you pit him against actual would-be opponents.”
“In previous installments, we excluded Biden from the list, suggesting we’d probably have a true primary only if he didn’t run. But we increasingly need to consider the possibility that, if he does run, he won’t have the field to himself – and that he might not be the most likely nominee, all things considered,” the article said.
On Ocasio-Cortez, who is just 32 (the Constitution mandates presidents be 35 years old, which AOC would barely make by November 5, 2024), the Post said she polled at just 6% in the YouGov survey. Yet the liberal paper said she’d have a “built-in base” if she chose to run for president.
“She doesn’t seem to be taking the kind of steps that others on this list are, but she would have a built-in base, and the progressive lane will be significantly more open this time, since Sanders has said he’s very likely out,” the Post said.