(PresidentialWire.com)- It would be an understatement to say that the Democratic Party is a complete mess right now.
While the liberals currently own the White House, it’s not a foregone conclusion that President Joe Biden is even the best candidate from his own party in the upcoming 2024 election. In fact, many people have called for other Democrats to step up and take Biden’s place at the helm of the party, as they are unhappy with the job that his administration has done so far.
The problem with this, though, is that there isn’t a really solid “bench” of formidable candidates that the Democrats could bring to the table if Biden were to decide not to run for re-election.
The natural choice would be to turn to Biden’s second-in-waiting, Vice President Kamala Harris. But, she’s blundered so much in her two years in office – as well as during her first try at the Democratic presidential nomination back in 2020 – that even she doesn’t seem to make a great choice.
So, where do Democrats turn for a viable alternative to Biden?
Many people are surmising that one person who spent eight years in the White House could be interested in running – former First Lady Michelle Obama.
Obama herself has said that isn’t a realistic possibility for her to run, as she doesn’t hold the same political aspirations of liberal First Ladies before her like Hillary Clinton did. However, she’s remained involved in politics – if even on the outskirts – ever since she and her husband, former President Barack Obama, left the White House in January of 2016.
If nothing else, Michelle Obama is a strong supporter of the Democratic Party. Yet, even she “stopped short of a full-throated” endorsement for a Biden re-election run, according to a recent report from CNN.
That doesn’t necessarily mean she’ll decide to run herself, but it’s certainly possible that she could be influenced to run. The Obamas decided to remain in Washington once they were termed out of the White House, purchasing a home in the historic neighborhood of Kalorama.
Seth Barron, who writes for the City Journal, described that section of Washington, D.C, as the “nerve center” of the anti-Donald Trump “resistance” that was going on during the four years that former President Donald Trump was in office.
The Obamas have heavily criticized Trump multiple times in the past, saying that he was bad for America and undid a lot of what they worked hard to do when they were in the White House.
In many ways, the Obamas as a couple remain at the very top of the Democratic Party. Even though Biden is in the White House, he’s still seen as playing second fiddle to the Obamas – a role he’s used to, since he was vice president during those years.
While a Michelle Obama 2024 campaign may seem unlikely right now, it’s possible that the heat could quickly turn up in the next few months if Biden does decide to step aside and not run for re-election – or if his prospects continue to look as poor as they do today.