The Democratic Party hasn’t exactly had the most pleasant outlook on future political contests of late, due in large part to the lack of confidence that the nation has had in regard to President Joe Biden.
In fact, as Biden’s historically low approval ratings continue to circle the proverbial drain, there are large swaths of the party who believe it’s time to start preparing to find another candidate to run in 2024, despite Biden’s continued insistence that he’ll be running again.
Now, one of the Democrats’ most controversial figureheads is weighing in on the controversy, and throwing her support behind the unpopular incumbent.
Hillary Clinton dismissed a 2024 presidential bid on Friday by maintaining Joe Biden will stand again and any move by her into the political spotlight would detract from his efforts to return to the White House.
Clinton used an interview with the Financial Times to rule out a strike for high public office. “No, out of the question,” she told the newspaper, pointing to Biden’s professed desire to run for reelection.
There was no denying her sentiment.
The former Secretary of State went further by offering a more detailed observation that her entry to the field would take the focus off the incumbent who she would rather support than challenge:
“First of all, I expect Biden to run. He certainly intends to run. It would be very disruptive to challenge that.”
Biden has said publicly and privately said that he intends to run for reelection in 2024.
The statement may be what the White House wishes to hear, but there is a rather sizable contingent within the Democratic Party that will be less than enthused about Clinton’s suggestion.