If someone from the 1950's suddenly appeared… pic.twitter.com/v92BTxRIXj
— Swedish Canary ???? ???? ???? ?? (@SwedishCanary) February 22, 2014
— Reuters (@Reuters) July 24, 2022
One of few shared sentiments among U.S. voters right now is a desire for something new — and the possibility that the 2024 election could look like a 2020 rematch has some people on both sides wondering who else could carry their parties into the future. https://t.co/bUQA0VgnAu
— The Associated Press (@AP) July 24, 2022
Our Very Serious Media’s ever-anxious quest for novelty is going to be the death of democracy…
… In a nation faltering along seemingly every conceivable divide, there’s a shared desire among Democrats and Republicans for a new generation of political leadership. The conversation is most pronounced when it comes to the White House as Trump considers another campaign and President Joe Biden confronts skepticism about his ability to mount a reelection bid in 2024 when he is 82.
“There’s just a sense of like, that rematch between these two old guys seems ridiculous to people,” said Sarah Longwell, a Republican strategist who conducts almost weekly focus groups with voters across the country and political spectrum…
A new Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research poll shows 83% of U.S. adults say the country is on the wrong track. Only 36% approve of Biden’s leadership overall, while 62% disapprove. Polling from AP-NORC in recent months captured deepening pessimism among members of his own Democratic Party about Biden, the direction of the country and the state of the economy. A January AP-NORC poll found just 28% of those surveyed and 48% of Democrats said they want Biden to run for reelection in 2024.
Julián Castro, a former Obama housing secretary and onetime presidential candidate, said there’s “no doubt” that members of his party are frustrated and that Democrats in Washington need to show a sense of urgency and produce results. In a telephone interview from the Texas Democratic Convention in Dallas, he said Democrats seemed energized.
“My immediate hope is that that angst and frustration is going to be channeled positively to turnout in November,” he said, referring to the midterm elections. “And then we’ll reckon with what’s beyond that when November happens.”…