(JustPatriots.com)- Joe Biden, the president, is still in the early part of his first term in office, while Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, a Democrat from New York, only turned 32 in October.
Ocasio-Cortez will turn 35 and become eligible for the presidency in October 2024, but that hasn’t prevented others from speculating that she could run for the presidency in that year (one month before the general election).
Whether Biden seeks a second term as president, CBS late-night presenter Stephen Colbert boldly asked Ocasio-Cortez whether she intends to run for president in two years on Tuesday’s “The Late Show.”
With the audience clapping, Ocasio-Cortez pretended that another politician was about to enter the stage before responding vaguely.
Ocasio-Cortez grinned broadly as she said to Colbert that she thinks we need to focus on preserving democracy for anyone to be president in the next couple of years, and that’s her primary goal- helping the people of this nation.”
Colbert responded by saying, “So, it is possible.”
AOC responded, saying that she didn’t know about all that.
The White House has openly declared that President Biden plans to run again in 2024, at 81. Biden is the oldest president in American history at the age of 79.
If President Biden officially runs for reelection in two years, numerous well-known Democrats, including previous DNC presidential contender Hillary Clinton, have publicly committed to supporting him.
Ocasio-Cortez, who has declined the chance to support Biden’s candidacy in 2024, might not be on that list.
AOC said earlier this month on CNN that she’d cross that bridge when we got to it. She believes if the president has a vision, and it’s something unquestionably we’re all eager to entertain and study when the time comes, then she’d possibly be open to a Biden candidacy.
Reading between the lines, AOC wants Biden to be further left than he is.
Biden’s suitability for another presidential term has been called into doubt by some, according to David Axelrod, a top adviser to former President Barack Obama (2009–17).
Axelrod recently said that the presidency is a monstrously exhausting job. The plain truth is the president would be closer to 90 than 80 after a second term, which would be a significant concern.
President Biden now has one of the lowest job approval ratings of any commander in chief in the past 50 years, with a range of 42 to 44 percent, according to various media polls.