Former Republican candidate Vivek Ramaswamy claimed that Democrats could replace Biden with Michelle Obama, as Las Vegas odds already have her as the third most likely to win the presidency, even ahead of Nikki Haley.
Ramaswamy told Fox News Digital that the special counsel’s report questioning Biden’s cognitive abilities creates a “convenient path” for Democrats to nominate the former first lady.
Special counsel Robert Huron’s findings into Biden’s handling of classified documents revealed his “fuzzy” memory, including forgetting key details such as when his vice presidency ended and when his son Beau died.
Ramaswamy noted that while Vice President Kamala Harris could be a natural successor, she faces popularity challenges within her own party and lacks broader appeal.
“The main obstacle holding back the Democratic Party is that it has a problem with Kamala Harris, that is, if they leave out Biden, the natural person who would normally be the nominee could be the vice president of that same president in office,” he said. . he said to FoxNewsDigital.
Former Republican candidate Vivek Ramaswamy claimed that Democrats could replace Biden with Michelle Obama
Ramaswamy said the special counsel’s report questioning Biden’s cognitive abilities creates a “convenient path” for Democrats to nominate the former first lady.
“But I think that vice president cannot effectively carry out that job,” Ramaswamy added. “She didn’t make it to the Iowa caucuses in the year she ran, not even within her own party, much less a most popular issue in the country.”
Ramaswamy suggested that selecting Michelle Obama could offer Democrats a way out of their dilemma.
He believes she aligns with the party’s ideology and could be seen as a more attractive candidate in a general election.
“If race and gender are your basis for selecting someone for a job, and your party’s identity is tied to that temple of identity politics, then you will risk looking hypocritical if you leave it aside after having left out Biden,” he said.
“And I think Michelle Obama offers them a convenient path out of that problem, someone who checks the boxes they need to check based on their own ideology, and at the same time selects an alternative to Biden that they may find more acceptable in a general sense.” choice…’
“It seems increasingly likely that Biden will not be the nominee. And I think we shouldn’t be surprised to see someone like Michelle Obama take on the role of nominee,” Ramaswamy told Fox New Digital.
The issue is not entirely academic: on the one hand, an 81-year-old incumbent who declines year after year and a 77-year-old candidate who faces four criminal proceedings.
Harris and Obama surpass the likes of Hillary Clinton and Pete Buttigieg
Ramaswamy sees Attorney General Merrick Garland’s decision not to file charges against Biden as a sign of Biden’s eventual willingness to step aside.
“I think that coincides in recent months with him saying things like other Democratic candidates could also be successful in the general election,” Ramaswamy said. “So I think we’re seeing a general trend toward what I predicted.” . . and they would get Biden out of the way. And I think this is one more step in that direction.”
Las Vegas bookmakers gave Michelle Obama a better chance of becoming president than many candidates, even though the former First Lady never indicated her intention to run.
Donald Trump received a score of 5/6, higher than Joe Biden’s 15-8, slightly better than Michelle Obama with a score of 11/1, ahead of Nikki Haley, Gavin Newsom, Robert F. Kennedy Jr. and Kamala Harris.
Democrats would stick with Kamala Harris, while independents like Michelle Obama would stick if Joe Biden dropped out of the 2024 race.
JL Partners asked 1,000 likely voters who they would like to see take over the Republican nomination if Trump were to resign. Republicans said Ron DeSantis, independents opted for Nikki Haley
What would happen if Joe Biden, 81, or Donald Trump, 77, four times impeached, drop out of the 2024 race?
Democrats say they would like to see Biden’s Vice President Kamala Harris or former first lady Michelle Obama take over.
Republicans are choosing Florida Governor Ron DeSantis as the candidate they would like to see get the nomination.
These are the results of a Daily Mail/JL Partners poll, which found there is no white knight candidate waiting in the wings to excite either party by replacing two elderly candidates with low favorability ratings and a meh factor. high.
Things get a little more interesting when the question is asked of independent voters. They would prefer former South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley to take the Republican nomination, and Obama (who has made clear he has no interest in running) edges out Harris as the 16 percent choice.
Other potential incumbent names, such as California Governor Gavin Newsom or Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg, are further down the Democratic field.
On the other hand, former Fox News host Tucker Carlson manages just four percent.
This leaves both sides favoring more establishment figures rather than a bold new name to turn things around and lead the party for another generation.
Biden is already the oldest president in history and shows clear signs of slowing down; Trump, meanwhile, faces legal attempts to disqualify him from the election and would become the second-oldest on Inauguration Day if he wins a second term.