More 2024 headaches for Biden as list of potential presidential challengers grows
1. A growing cohort of progressive challengers from outside the Democratic establishment, such as Sens. Bernie Sanders (I–VT) and Elizabeth Warren (D–MA).
2. President Trump’s strong support in the Republican Party, which could lead to a competitive primary race or a third-party challenger.
3. Widespread dissatisfaction with the establishment Democratic Party, which could generate a strong challenge from an outsider.
4. A divided party, between progressives and moderates, could lead to a strongly contested primary.
5. The media spotlight on potential challengers and their platforms, which could further complicate the race.
6. A growing list of well-known potential challengers, including former mayors Pete Buttigieg and Julian Castro, Sen. Cory Booker (D–NJ), and former Rep. Beto O’Rourke (D–TX).
7. A plethora of potential third-party candidates, such as the Libertarian Party’s Jo Jorgensen and the Green Party’s Howie Hawkins, siphoning off progressive votes.
8. Increased levels of support for more extreme candidates on both the left and right, leading to more chaotic results in general and primary elections.
9. Rising online media presence of anti-establishment voices that could strip away some of Biden’s support in a crowded field.
10. The growing mistrust of the political establishment from both the left and right, which could make it difficult for Biden to win a primary if a more progressive, or conservative, personality from outside the Democratic Party peaks the interest of voters.