Democratic strategists are reportedly looking into the idea of former First Lady Hillary Clinton running for president once again in 2024.
The Washington Examiner reported that there is a case being made through the Democrats Party that is taking into account President Joe Biden’s exceedingly low polling data as well as his advanced age to assess his viability to run for a second term.
Douglas Schoen, founder and partner of Schoen Cooperman Research, a polling and consulting firm, stated that the facts surrounding Biden’s current position create a “leadership vacuum.”
Schoen is known for his efficiency in the party with past clients, including Bill Clinton and former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, and Andrew Stein, a former New York City Council president, Manhattan borough president, and state assemblyman.
Schoen was published in the Wall Street Journal on Tuesday saying that a “perfect storm” is brewing in the Democratic Party and cited Vice President Kamala Harris’ declining poll numbers.
Clinton “is already in an advantageous position to become the 2024 Democratic nominee. She is an experienced national figure who is younger than Mr. Biden and can offer a different approach from the disorganized and unpopular one the party is currently taking,” Schoen wrote.
“If Democrats lose control of Congress in 2022, Mrs. Clinton can use the party’s loss as a basis to run for president again, enabling her to claim the title of ‘change candidate,'” the pair added.
According to the Democratic strategist, Clinton has never really been out of the thick of it, offering advice and support to other party members and said that “If Democrats want a fighting chance at winning the presidency in 2024, Mrs. Clinton is likely their best option.”