Some claim President Biden will not be replaced before November, citing logistical nightmare

 June 22, 2024

It's not a surprise that many believe there's a chance that given his horrific polling numbers and overall lack of enthusiasm from within the Democratic Party that President Joe Biden could be replaced by the DNC ahead of the election.

Some believe that even though it would be a risky move, it's still the Democrats' best chance of fielding a strong candidate who could give former President Donald Trump a run for his money.

However, according to a piece written for the Washington Examiner by Jeremiah Poff, the chances of Biden being replaced at this stage in the game, no matter how bad it's become, is highly unlikely.

Poff argues that the logisitics of switching him out at this point are simply too complicated.

What's he think?

Poff pointed to speculation that the June 27 debate will be a testing ground for Biden to see if he can hold his own and not make the many gaffes and mistakes that would cause further concern from within his party.

If he survives the debate with Trump, which seems unlikely on its own, then for Democrats, great. Biden will carry forward and work to win in November.

But if he doesn't hold up, and worse, if he has a total breakdown, Poff said some speculate that it gives the DNC enough time to replace him. But Poff does not agree with that theory, making his own case as to why he believes Biden cannot be replaced at this point.

"There are three reasons why replacing Biden at this juncture is, at worst, nearly impossible and, at best, a logistical nightmare. The first involves deadlines, the second has to do with personnel, and the third is the lack of an obvious replacement," he wrote.

He added that the only realistic way Biden can be replaced is if he initiates it on his own and appoints VP Kamala Harris as the nominee.

Poff continued to lay out the various obstacles, including critical deadlines, that would make replacing Biden nothing less than a nightmare for the party, and probably not worth the effort.

"Like it or not"

He made clear that Democrats will need to play the hand they were dealt at this point in time.

"No, the answer to all the rampant speculation of replacing Biden is that it is just not really feasible at such a late stage in the electoral calendar to put in another candidate. The Democrats are stuck with Biden — whether they like it or not," he wrote.

The good news is that Republicans are very much hoping that's the case, as Biden is by far one of the most unpopular incumbents in modern history.

As long as it's Biden, Trump's chances of being president again look pretty solid.

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