My Top 10 Democratic Candidates for 2024

Then-Former Vice President Biden and Senator Sanders shaking hands at the 2020 Democratic Primary Debate. Photo Credit: REUTERS Mike Segar

I know. The 2024 Democratic Primary is in more than 3 years. But that doesn’t mean that it’s too early to speculate (even though it is). But at the moment, here are my top Democratic candidates for the 2024 Nomination for President.

#10: Kamala Harris

This is a no-brainer for pollsters. Kamala Harris has the incumbency factor to be President, but if she can win is what she should be concerned about. Kamala Harris at the moment is unpopular, and she doesn’t have much on record that would make her a contender for President. And I’m 99.9% sure that if Biden runs, she won’t run.

Kamala Harris lacks the ability to explain her ideas and what she is for. For example, on the question of Supreme Court packing, she said we should discuss the issue without providing her opinion.

In 2020, she called herself a progressive District Attorney for San Francisco. Yet, during her tenure, she appealed a Judge’s ruling that the death penalty was unconstitutional. If she was truly a progressive attorney, she would support the judge’s ruling, right?

#9: Pete Buttiegieg

Pete is another Democratic candidate from 2020. I see lots of potential in Pete. He was Mayor of a very conservative town. He is currently Secretary of Transportation for Biden, and was a pretty big supporter of the Infrastructure bill. Pete would bring lots of ideas to the race, but his chances of winning are low. In 2020, he only had 3% of the black vote, which is a very important minority to win when running for President, and I don’t see him winning black voters in 2024 either.

#8: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

AOC is a big name in the House of Representatives. Some in the House fear hearing those three letters together. She’s popular amongst young voters, and isn’t part of the Democratic establishment. She would also be able to win nearly all (if not all) minorities.

One thing that weighs down AOC is herself. She currently has zero intention of higher power. Even when she was asked about running against Chuck Schumer in 2022, she turned it down completely. So I wouldn’t be seeing her as someone who would have any interest in running for President.

Another thing that would weigh her down is her experience. AOC has only served in the House for 2 terms, and will probably be 3 if she runs in 2022 (which is expected).

#7: Bernie Sanders

I’m gonna say it. Everyone would love to see Bernie run, but it’s not going to happen. He’s said it himself, and I’m not going to dwell on him for too long.

#6: Amy Klobuchar

Senator Klobuchar put up a good fight in 2020, but couldn’t pull herself a win. She has great ideas and would make a good first female President. But at the moment, I see her as a Hillary Clinton. Which means she would have all the support amongst politicians, but wouldn’t have enough enthusiasm to win over voters. Just like Pete (who was a huge opponent of her’s in 2020) she wouldn’t have a great chance at winning over black voters.

#5: Elizabeth Warren

If you ask me, if Sanders and Biden weren’t in the way in 2020, Warren would probably be the President of the United States. She led a very good and progressive fight in 2020 and would make a pretty good candidate. But just like Senator Klobuchar, I fear that Senator Warren would be a Clinton repeat.

Senator Warren expressed that she probably wouldn’t run in 2024, mostly because President Biden is expected by Democrats to run. But she did express that she wants to run for re-election in the Senate which would take up lots of time, but you never know what’ll happen.

#4: Gretchen Whitmer

Whitmer was a pretty good Governor for Michigan and went through a lot in one of the most hotly contested states in 2020. Although I would love to see her run, I doubt that she will mostly because she has a very competitive race to worry about in 2022. With that race also brings lots of stress and I don’t think she Gretchen Whitmer wants to face that stress on a federal level.

#3: Stacey Abrams

Abrams would be a spectacular candidate in 2024. She is a woman of her word and cares about her constituency and is a huge supporter of voter rights. But at the moment, I see her as Gretchen Whitmer. She has a lot on her plate at the moment, and the 2022 Governor race in Georgia is going to be hard for her to campaign for, so I don’t see her running for President at the moment, but in 2028, even though it’s extremely far away, I can see her running in that period of time.

#2: Al Gore

Alright, now I have zero idea in my mind of Al Gore running for President. BUT I would love to see Gore run, just one more time and for the laughs. And if you think about it, he would basically be like Biden. He ran for President 2 times, lost both times and after many years, Biden came out of nowhere running for President. But I think an Al Gore run would remain in my head and nowhere else. Gore 2024!

#1: Joe Biden

This is a huge no-brainer, as long as Biden is in good health, I have no idea in my mind that he wouldn’t at least try running again. The question of if he’ll win the general election would be for another time.

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