Kamala Harris planned on taking over for Joe Biden in the 2024 election.
Biden even said he was a “transitional” figure set to pass the baton to the next generation of Democrat leaders.
But Kamala Harris got hit with a giant curveball about replacing Joe Biden.
Many Americans see Joe Biden’s declining cognitive functions are on display.
Few believe Joe Biden will run for re-election in 2024 at the age of 82.
That would put Kamala Harris in the catbird seat to secure the Democrat Party nomination three years from now.
Democrats are now considering changing the primary calendar to rig the nominating process in Harris’ favor.
Since 2008 the Democrats’ primary schedule began with Iowa, followed by New Hampshire, then Nevada and finally South Carolina.
But after this past year with the counting fiasco in Iowa, Democrats are looking to reshuffle the primary calendar to rig the nominating process in Kamala Harris’s favor by moving Nevada and South Carolina ahead of Iowa and New Hampshire and possibly holding several state nominating contests on the first day of voting.
POLITICO reports, “Senior party leaders and Democratic National Committee members are privately exploring the idea of pushing South Carolina and Nevada to the front of the primary election schedule, as well as the possibility of multiple states holding the first nominating contest on the same day.”
Moving multiple states to the front of the nominating calendar would benefit Kamala Harris as she would have the money and name identification to sweep multiple states on day one and grab a stranglehold on the nomination.
Former Senate Majority Leader Nevada Senator Harry Reid and South Carolina Congressman James Clyburn claimed Democrats needed to reorder the nominating schedule because having New Hampshire and Iowa at the front of the calendar was racist because they had too many white voters.
“I don’t think it’s appropriate to have those two states to set the tone. It’s really a false premise that if you do well in Iowa and New Hampshire you’re going to do well across the country. That was proven wrong with Joe Biden,” Reid told POLITICO. “There’s no diversity in Iowa. There’s certainly no diversity in New Hampshire.”
Clyburn pitched South Carolina as the pivotal state in Barack Obama’s rise to the presidency.
“South Carolina rescued Obama. If Obama had not won South Carolina, he would never have gotten the nomination. It’s that simple,” Clyburn stated.
But the early states still have their defenders.
“People have been kicking around that flawed concept for decades,” Buckley said. “Only the self funders or celebrity candidates would be able to compete. Without question, that plan would have prevented JFK, Carter, Clinton, Obama and Biden from ever being nominated. It would make having hundreds of millions for slick TV ads more important than one-on-one conversations with people. That idea should stay in the trash can of discarded ideas,” New Hampshire Democratic Party Chair Ray Buckley told POLITICO.
Democrats want to change the nomination calendar because it would stack the deck in Kamala Harris’ favor by tilting the contest in the favor of the candidate with the biggest bank account and greatest name identification.
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