The Idea of Replacing Biden On 2024 Ticket Is A ‘Fantasy’ Says Former Obama Advisor

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It looks like the Democrats are stuck with Joe Biden

On his show over the weekend, Bill Maher asked former Obama adviser David Axelrod about the idea of replacing Biden on the Democrat ticket with someone else.

Axelrod responded saying that such an idea is a ‘fantasy’….. Biden is not going anywhere.

FOX News reports: Maher cited one of Axelrod’s own past comments suggesting he thought there was plenty of “talent” within the Democratic Party who could “emerge” as the new standard-bearer. 

“The debate is June 27, and we’ve never had one before the convention,” Maher said. “If Joe really s—s the bed, would that be a good opportunity to make the switch then?”

“Listen, that is a fantasy that I hear a lot,” Axelrod responded. “I like Joe Biden and I worked with him and I was grateful to work with him and I think he’s done a lot of very, very fine things as president for which history will be kind him. That’s not the question. The question is whether at this age you should have run, but he did run. And right now he is the nominee of the Democratic Party.”

“This is not 1968 where the convention is gonna decide. We changed the rules. Voters nominate a candidate. They’ve nominated Joe Biden, and he’s not going anywhere,” Axelrod told Maher. “There’s no generation of elders who are gonna go to the White House and tell him that he can’t run. He is going to run and one of the reasons they want an early debate I’m sure is to focus people on this is the choice! It’s Trump and Biden.” 

“I mean, you can take the easy way out and say, ‘Well, I’m not gonna vote for either of them,’ but one of those guys is gonna be President of the United States and people oughta focus on that and give up on the sort of fantasy that there’s gonna be another candidate,” he added. 

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