(USNewsMag.com) – Johanna Maska, a former aide and advance team official in the Barack Obama administration, recently sat down with One Decision Podcast and had a uniquely bipartisan conversation with former Donald Trump official Alyssah Farah. Throughout the conversation, they both talked about what working with both parties looked like, and the contrasts between both administrations. What was most interesting was Johanna’s perspective on Democratic Party leadership, specifically suggesting it may be time to look past Joe Biden come 2024.
“I worked with President Biden. I have respect for him in the sense that he’s been kind of a statesman,” said Maska. Shortly after raising praise for the sitting president, she took the brave stance of saying the quiet part out loud: “I think there are a lot of people from the Obama generation that are saying we need new leadership.”
Joe Biden’s approval rating has remained steadily underwater, showing that most Americans are disapproving of his performance as president for most of this year. Most citizens still rank the economy and crime among their top concerns, with fears of a near-future recession looming. Clearly, their biggest concerns are those that the Biden administration has had a difficult time getting resolved.
Maska’s perspective falls in line with how many Americans across the country feel. All the latest surveys show that a majority of Democrats and Democratic-leaning independents would rather see another nominee for 2024 than Biden. Although calls for stepping aside won’t be prominent, considering Democrats were able to call in key Senate victories, many still hold concerns over his ability to lead properly. Other Democratic politicians, such as Tim Ryan, have been publicly calling for a fresh change in generational leadership.
Rumors of potential primary contenders may include Biden’s current Vice President, Kamala Harris, as well as Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg, California Governor Gavin Newsom, and perhaps Bernie Sanders. Previous 2020 challengers may try to make a run for it again in 2024, such as Elizabeth Warren and Amy Klobuchar.
The fact of the matter is that while many would prefer to see someone other than Joe Biden, few can really name who they would like to see officially butting heads with him in a primary. There doesn’t seem to be the same level of enthusiasm or support from many within the Dem Party as within the Republican Party, where most are getting behind either Donald Trump or Ron DeSantis.
Vianca Rodriguez, Independent Political Analyst
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