Dear Commons Community,
Conservative commentator George Will sent a stark warning to Democrats in his latest column for The Washington Post.
He urged them to ditch President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris as candidates for the 2024 presidential election or potentially face former President Donald Trump returning to the White House.
Biden is “past his prime,” Will wrote in the opinion piece titled “For the good of the country, Biden and Harris should bow out of the 2024 election” that was published Wednesday.
Harris is “unqualified to be considered as his successor,” he added in the article which detailed what he believed were multiple missteps from the pair.
“In 2024, the Republican Party might present the nation with a presidential nominee whose unfitness has been demonstrated,” Will said, referring to Trump. “After next Tuesday’s sobering election results, Democrats should resolve not to insult and imperil the nation by doing likewise.”
George Will quit the GOP in 2016 in protest of Trump’s takeover of the party and his presidential nomination. In 2020, he said he would vote for Biden — the first time he’d cast his ballot for a Democratic president.
George Will has a good eye for politics but I don’t know that I agree with him. It is not clear to me that Trump will be the Republican nominee in 2024.