According to consultant and pollster Douglas Schoen, a 2024 presidential campaign by former Sec. of State Hillary Clinton offers the best chance for the Democratic Party to take the White House.
Schoen, partner, and founder, of Schoen Cooperman Research, previously wrote an essay in which he predicted that Hillary Clinton would be the best option for the Democratic Party in 2024. “If the Democrats want to have a chance to win the presidency in 2024, Hillary Clinton is likely their finest choice,” it stated in January.
Shoen now claims that with the Supreme Court’s decision to repeal Roe v. Wade, “the case for Clinton’s campaign is even more compelling.”
“Regardless of one’s own political views or opinions of Clinton, she is known throughout the country as a seasoned politician and advocate for women’s rights,” Schoen added. “From her UN speech in 1995 in which she declared that ‘women’s rights are human rights,’ to being the first woman nominated by a major political party for president in 2016, she provides the perfect leadership style for the Democratic Party.”
Hillary Clinton, the wife of former President Bill Clinton, has represented New York in the U.S. Senate. She went on to serve as secretary of state under President Barack Obama for a portion of his term in office. She lost the 2016 presidential election to Republican Donald Trump.
“Apart from Clinton, the Democratic Party has no other rising stars capable of taking the torch from Biden — if he does not run — and winning in a general election. Harris is the most natural successor, but she is even more disliked than Biden and would almost guarantee a GOP victory in 2024. In the end, Clinton is the only prominent Democrat with the competence, campaign infrastructure, political savvy, and demonstrated track record who can win in a general election,” wrote Schoen.
If Biden is in good health, he plans to run for re-election in 2024. Biden, who is already the United States’ oldest president, would be 86 by the end of a second term. For quite some time, he has been underwater in job approval surveys.
“No, that’s out of the question,” responded Clinton when asked if she could imagine running for president again. “Firstly, I expect Biden to run. He is already preparing to do so. It would be quite disruptive to challenge his intentions,” she added.