Joe Biden moves to rig 2024 primary in his favor – RedState

In what is perhaps the surest sign yet that Joe Biden actually intends to run for re-election in 2024, the president has decided to rig the 2024 primary in his favor.

According to recommendations he released that are expected to be adopted by the DNC, Biden wants South Carolina to be the nation’s first primary, followed by New Hampshire, Nevada and Georgia. In what is obviously no coincidence, South Carolina happens to be the state that saved the president’s nomination ahead of the 2020 election when it looked like Bernie Sanders would take the crown.

In 2020, Iowa (which is technically a caucus state but would also be remote) and New Hampshire were the first contests. Biden lost them both by significant margins, leaving his candidacy on the brink. That’s when the Democratic establishment, led by Rep. Jim Clyburn, stepped in to ensure he won South Carolina. It changed the tide and the rest is history.

Moving to make South Carolina first would essentially ensure Biden is renowned even if he faces challenges from Sanders and/or Pete Buttigieg. Biden also happens to have won Georgia and Michigan in the 2020 primary, which would mean he would be favored in three of the top four states he is recommending.

Honestly, I’m a little shocked at the cruelty. Whether it’s Biden or his managers looking to keep their jobs, this move is nothing if not good strategy. I’d love to see Republicans operate with that kind of mindset on just about any topic, but it’s like asking my dog ​​to do a long split.

That said, New Hampshire is going to go quietly. They apparently go rogue, ready to keep pushing their primary until the DNC capitulates. Iowa also plans to fight for its current ranking.

I’m conflicted about this. On the one hand, who doesn’t want to see the Democrats fight to the slap? On the other hand, I’ve always found it silly that Iowa and New Hampshire, two smaller and largely monolithic states, believe they have a divine right to be first in the nation. It has long made more sense to me to start things off with a large group of states in the Super Tuesday mold. That we’re not doing this seems more designed to drag things out for ratings and drama than to have a sensible primary.

But hey, who am I to argue with a good Democratic Civil War? Let them fight.

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