Liberal pundits debate Biden replacement scenarios

A new wave of liberal debate has broken out over whether President Joe Biden should end his reelection campaign.

New York Times columnist Ezra Klein suggested an open Democratic National Convention to replace Biden. New York magazine’s Jonathan Chait floated a counterproposal whereby Biden picks his successor with the help of various Democratic grandees if things don’t improve by summertime. 

Longtime Democratic operative James Carville got the ball rolling on this latest round of Biden doubt when he questioned the decision to forgo a Super Bowl interview.

This talk percolates and then fizzles every few months after an age-related storyline or a series of discouraging poll numbers.


Usually the news cycle passes and with it the urgency to contemplate alternatives to Biden at
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