Joe Biden is bad for ratings. That will be a problem for him in subtle ways in 2024. I am not suggesting some stupid conspiracy wherein the media companies decide to help him get re-elected (not counting FoxNews, obviously). But they will chase Trump and hang on his every word because that gets eyeballs.
There are four things the Democrats should do if they want to hold onto the presidency. They must do a minimum of two of them. They need to do all four if they hope to mobilize voters in 2024 the way they did in 2020. If Trump runs again, they’ll need voters mobilized at that level. Those things are:
1. Pass a really substantial covid relief bill. That looks like it’s on track, though they should have done better than this.
2. Substantial student loan debt relief.
3. Pass the John Lewis Voter Rights Act
4. Raise the minimum wage to $15.
If they don’t do at least two of these things, they won’t beat Trump if he runs again. They need to do all four to be sure.
Democratic candidate announces bid for Marjorie Taylor Greene’s Congressional seat
Northwest Georgia Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene now has an opponent for her re-election bid in 2022. Democrat Holly McCormack announced her candidacy for Georgia’s 14th Congressional District on Wednesday. She runs an insurance agency based in Chattanooga, but says she lives in nearby Ringgol…
I know it seems like we just finished the 2020 election, but I’m honestly a little surprised we didn’t have a Democrat declare for this seat last month. I live in Atlanta. I’m familiar with the specific brand of crazy that exists in north Georgia. Even by those standards, Marjorie Taylor Greene making it to congress was an anomaly. For a Democrat to win, up there, they are going to have to the right mix of “pro-business” and “populism”, two things that should conflict to their core, but…America. I wish her well.