(FiveNation.com)- Democrats are becoming more hesitant to support Joe Biden’s reelection due to his dismal job popularity rating. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D., N.Y.) said on Sunday when asked if she would back Biden in 2024: “That’s something surely we’re all willing to consider and examine when the time comes. We will look into it if he decides to run again, in my opinion.”
The possibility of Vice President Kamala Harris earning the party’s nomination doesn’t seem to excite Democrats much. Without providing any supporting data, some have suggested that it would be preferable to choose an alternative candidate like Pete Buttigieg, Elizabeth Warren, Bernie Sanders, or Beto O’Rourke.
Meanwhile, one Democrat has concluded that America needs a Cheney-like figure in the White House.
Robert Reich, a left-wing UC-Berkeley professor who worked for former presidents Jimmy Carter, Bill Clinton, and Barack Obama, says that Rep. Liz Cheney (R., Wyo.) has “shown more courage and integrity than any other politician in America” and might be “the best president of the United States for the dangerous time we’re entering.”
The partisan Democrat said he would “probably” support Biden if the president runs for reelection in 2024 in a Substack piece published on Monday. Reich nevertheless presented his case for why a neoconservative scion would be a better leader for America.
It’s easy to see through Reich’s essay. It would be akin to a conservative writing a glowing piece about Bernie Sanders to convince him to run as a socialist to split the Democrat vote.
This is as transparent as cheesecloth and plainly evident when Reich says that Cheney would have a shot to triumph even if she were to “run as an independent.”
Dick’s firstborn daughter would speak for most neoconservative Americans who are mute since neither of the main parties effectively represents their thirst for war and U.S. military power.
Biden’s clumsy response to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has drawn harsh criticism from Cheney. She has denounced the president’s “anti-American energy policy” and demanded an end to the “so-called environmental and social governance (ESG) laws impeding investment in oil and gas.” She has criticized the wunderkind’s lack of strength in international policy. Jake Sullivan and others urged the Biden administration to assist Ukraine “far more immediately.” Cheney had stressed that the United States should concentrate on “fighting Russian forces” rather than seeking to strengthen Ukraine’s “position at the bargaining table.”
Additionally, the congresswoman has criticized Biden for the disastrous withdrawal of American forces from Afghanistan, his choice to reaffirm the “deeply flawed” Paris Climate Accord, and his initiatives to revive the contentious nuclear agreement with Iran. She accurately observed, “Encouraging a terrorist regime will only make us less safe.
Cheney sounds not too dissimilar to Trump, a man she has had a personal vendetta against since he descended on the escalator to announce his run for the presidency.