President Joe Biden’s administration is taking a page out of former President Barack Obama’s playbook and assembling a “National Advisory Board” of prominent Democrats to help promote unity around the president’s expected campaign announcement. This board, which is being formed through the Democratic National Convention, is made up of governors, senators, and other well-known Democrats, including some rumored 2024 contenders.
Another sign Biden is running: He’s forming a “national advisory board” stocked with top Democrats like J.B. Pritzker, Gavin Newsom, Gretchen Whitmer, Wes Moore, Josh Shapiro, Phil Murphy, Elizabeth Warren, Ro Khanna, Eric Adams, Karen Bass: https://t.co/PIiN878b1F
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California Governor Gavin Newsom, Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker, Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer, Maryland Governor Wes Moore, Pennsylvania Governor Josh Shapiro, and New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy are among the over 20 prominent Democrats chosen to lead the effort. Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren and California Representative Ro Khanna have also been tapped for the board.
Biden Taps Potential 2024 Contenders To Campaign Advisory Board In Bid For Unity https://t.co/Cm6F5UBgl5
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Khanna told The Washington Post that Biden’s decision to pull people into his campaign shows that he is looking to tap the ideas, passion, and energy of the next generation of Democratic thinkers and leaders. While some of those enlisted have been rumored to be possible 2024 Democratic contenders, Biden has yet to officially announce his run for president, despite the majority of Democrats preferring someone else and nearly half of Democrats thinking he’s too old.
This campaign board is a clear attempt by Biden to unify the Democratic Party and present a united front against any potential opposition. It is also an effort to show that Biden is open to new ideas and is willing to work with younger generations of Democrats. It is a smart move by Biden, as it will help him to gain support from both sides of the aisle and ensure that he has a strong base of support when he does eventually announce his candidacy.
However, it is important to note that this board is being formed earlier than Obama’s was in 2012. This could be seen as a sign of desperation on Biden’s part, as he is trying to shore up support before his expected announcement in April. It could also be seen as a sign of weakness, as Biden is trying to gain support from those who may be considering running against him in 2024.
Regardless, it is clear that President Joe Biden is doing whatever he can to ensure that he has a strong base of support when he does announce his candidacy. He is trying to show that he is open to new ideas and willing to work with younger generations of Democrats. Whether or not this strategy will be successful remains to be seen, but it is certainly an interesting move by the president.
Source: The Daily Caller