Biden’s days could be numbered.
Approximately two years after both Sens. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) rescinded their White House bids in order to support Joe Biden as the party’s nominee, they have once again started garnering attention as many in the party as saying that the two appear to be starting to plan an early national campaigns-in-waiting.
Currently, neither of the two have made any announcements in regards to running and they have backed the administration’s agenda, working to help the party thrive. Still, as Biden’s approval rates are in the low 40s, Sanders and Warren, who will be up for reelection in 2024, appear to be pushing the President.
“No one really knows if Biden is going to run or not run,” said Cooper Teboe. “People are trying to stake claim if he does not.”
According to one of Sanders’s top advisers, it is a possibility that the Senator could try a third bid for the White House. However, many find this nearly impossible due to Sanders’ endorsement of Biden in his campaign against former President Trump.
Faiz Shakir, on Wednesday, answered a hypothetical question about Sanders running by saying, “In the event of an open 2024 Democratic presidential primary, Sen. Sanders has not ruled out another run for president, so we advise that you answer any questions about 2024 with that in mind.”
“I was heartened to see that Sen. Sanders and his progressive message still resonates so strongly with the vast majority of Americans,” Stacey Walker, a political organizer from Iowa said in response to receiving Shakir’s memo.
“Sen. Sanders clearly conditioned his consideration of another presidential run on an open primary, which of course means President Biden would have determined not to seek reelection,” noted Walker. “I think this is admirable.”