Yes, 2024 is a long ways away. But I don’t think one needs a crystal ball to predict how the next presidential election will go. Indeed, it is less than a year into President Joe Biden’s tenure in the White House and he has proven to be a serious liability for the Democratic Party, which is struggling to maintain favorability with the American public.
As if things couldn’t get worse for the president, his handling of the Afghanistan withdrawal could easily be the beginning of the end of the Democrats’ prospects for success in 2024. A Reuters/Ipsos poll conducted on Monday found that only 46 percent of Americans approved of Biden’s performance. This is the lowest of the weekly polls taken since he first took office.
It is all but certain that when polls are taken measuring American opinions on Biden’s handling of the Afghanistan fiasco, most will show that the public believes he completely botched it. Indeed, a Morning Consult/Politico poll revealed that only 25 percent believe the withdrawal effort is going well. Surprisingly, the survey also found that 49 percent of voters still support ending the war, which is a 20-point drop from 69 percent in April.
Still, the fact that Biden’s approval rating is tanking is no shocker, especially after what happened over the past week. There are still thousands of Americans stranded in Afghanistan, unable to reach the airport in Kabul due to Taliban checkpoints.
Fox News spoke with an American citizen named Haroon. He is among many other U.S. citizens trapped in the country. He told Fox that there are “thousands of people on the street” and these include “Afghan citizens and Afghan permanent residents and Afghans who did work with America.”
He also said:
We all know what’s going to happen next the few days or next couple weeks after Americans leave Afghanistan. So everyone is scared.
Haroon also explained that he received an email informing him that the U.S. embassy was open, but when he arrived, he saw Taliban operatives. “I saw the Taliban sitting there,” he recalled. “I couldn’t give myself the courage to go and ask them, ‘Hey, I’m an American. I want to go in the embassy.’”
To make matters worse, the Biden administration seems to have no plan to extricate these individuals from the region. The Washington Examiner reported:
U.S. commanders at the airport in Kabul are in regular contact with the Taliban, who have agreed not to impede the evacuation of Americans and Afghans to proceed at least through the end of the month.
But this presents another problem. There are an estimated 11,000 Americans and 80,000 Afghans seeking to flee the country. It does not seem likely that two weeks will be enough time to get all of these people out of Kabul. Moreover, it does not appear the president has a plan for those still stranded in the region after August 31. Pentagon spokesman told the Examiner that he “won’t begin to speculate what happens” after the end of the month.
The Afghanistan withdrawal is not the only issue that President Biden has royally fouled up. We already know about the economic issues, migrant crisis, and his failure to get any meaningful legislation passed. But what about the next three years? If this level of ineptitude continues, the Republican Party could run Daffy Duck as their nominee and still win. However, there might be another factor in this equation.
I have predicted on various mediums that Biden will resign sometime after the midterm elections. I still believe this will happen. In this case, Vice President Kamala Harris will become the next president. This might seem like an opportunity for the Democrats to redeem themselves. Perhaps a fresh face will help them regain some of the political goodwill that Biden is squandering at this very moment.
This is not likely.
Harris has already shown herself to be woefully incompetent as well. She has done an abysmal job at dealing with the migrant crisis, which is set to be the worst in American history. Additionally, unlike Biden, Harris has the charisma of a tree stump. No matter how much the Democratic Party and the activist media try to sell her to the American public, she’s not going to win anyone over.
Either way, whether my prediction comes true, Harris will be the nominee unless some insanely unpredictable course of events occurs. This will all but guarantee a GOP victory in 2024 as long as they manage not to be dumber than the Democrats. While the Republicans excel at this, it is difficult to imagine that they will even be in a position to do something so wildly imbecilic that it will make the Democrats look like the safe choice.
Even so, it might be a mistake to underestimate the Republican Party’s penchant for snatching defeat from the jaws of victory. Still, if the GOP plays its cards right, it stands to control the White House and both chambers of Congress by 2024. Hopefully, they don’t screw it up.