President Joe Biden seems to be facing more opposition to a potential second term, as reports emerged that South Carolina Democratic gubernatorial candidate, Joe Cunningham, told the Washington Post Biden “shouldn’t run for another term.”
Cunningham’s comments were published in a Tuesday (July 26) report by the Washington Post, which detailed the desire among voters and aspirant leaders for “fresh voices” in politics.
Cunningham’s remarks stem from Biden’s advanced age, something many other Democrats have voiced concerns about, albeit privately.
Taking a shot at his opponent, incumbent Governor Henry McMaster (Republican), Cunningham was adamant he couldn’t avoid the elephant in the room: the age of leadership.
“He should step aside and allow for a new generation of leadership,” Cunningham noted.
He continued his attack on the aging political leaders, saying, “You mean to tell me, out of hundreds of thousands of people in our country, that as you look toward 2024, Biden and [Donald] Trump are the best we have?”
Despite a private push away from aging leaders — a report by Daily Caller showed only 5 of 50 Senate Democrats they would definitely endorse Biden if he ran again — Democrats have begun publicly distancing themselves from Biden, especially as his popularity among voters declines.
Recently, the remarks of Democratic National Committee member Steve Simeonidis were published in the New York Times, with Simeonidis giving a scathing review of Biden.
“To say our country was on the right track would flagrantly depart from reality,” the Assistant State Attorney at the Miami-Dade office said.
He doubled down on his remarks, saying Biden “should announce his intent not to seek reelection in ’24 right after the midterms.”