Following the strange behavior exhibited by Biden at certain points during the White House Easter Egg roll on Monday, which was caught on tape and go viral on social media, many of these questions have remained.
It’s gotten so bad for Biden that even some polls have shown a majority of Americans doubt his mental fitness to lead the country. When asked about it at the time, Jill Biden mocked it as “ludicrous.”
With this in mind, we go to fresh news from the Washington Post about how Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) has declared privately that he’s considering a presidential bid in 2024 should Biden not run again:
“In an open 2024 Dem presidential primary, Sen. Sanders has not ruled out yet another run for president, so we advise you respond to any questions about 2024 with that in mind,” reads a campaign memo from Faiz Shakir, a close Sanders adviser who was his 2020 campaign manager.
A spokesman from Sanders’ Senate team seemed to confirm this in a statement:
“While it’s aggravating that this private memo has been leaked to the press, the fact remains that Sen. Sanders is the most popular elected official in the United States,” responded Sanders spokesman Mike Casca when asked about it.
Assuming she can survive Sanders, the other potential rivals, and all the infighting, she’ll be politically wounded with bruised feelings on the Sanders side that may aggravate her already difficult path to reach the Oval Office throne due to her own poor track record.
There are a lot of what-ifs and hypotheticals, to be sure, but one thing is certain: you should stock up on the popcorn before 2023 because things will get really interesting ten months from now.