Biden may play kingmaker at democratic convention, give his delegates to someone else

The democracy-touting left may be setting themselves up for a stunner in 2024 as one governor foresaw a coronation in place of a convention.

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Surrogates for former President Donald Trump encouraging primary opponents to step aside weren’t the only ones trying to bypass the voters’ say in a presidential nomination. The only difference, as suggested by New Hampshire Gov. Chris Sununu (R), was that the Democrats might be planning an altogether farcical primary.

Speaking with fill-in host Sandra Smith on Fox News’ “Your World” Tuesday, the Granite State executive elaborated on his prediction that President Joe Biden would not be the nominee for the Democratic Party.

“I’m not saying it’s definitely going to happen, but I think there’s a greater than 50 percent chance he’s not on the ballot come November of ’24,” said Sununu.

The governor proceeded to lay out a scenario where the incumbent would find an excuse to pass the nomination via his endorsement to a candidate of his own choosing at the 2024 Democratic National Convention at the Chicago United Center next August.

“Either he’s gonna go through the primary process effectively unchallenged. A year from now, he’s gonna collect all the delegates. His health is not going to be good. He can always use that as a reason to step out and basically tell all of his delegates to go for somebody else and kind of be the kingmaker,” predicted Sununu. “It wouldn’t be unheard of for the Democrats to try to manipulate their convention that way.”

“They’ve done that before,” he contended.

The New Hampshire politician, having stated his own intention to keep his hat out of the ring, proceeded as readily as the Democrats have to ignore that Biden is already facing a primary challenge from both environmental lawyer Robert F. Kennedy Jr. and author Marianne Williamson.

“And the other opportunity is somebody comes in this fall. Now, I think if an opponent were to challenge him this fall it’s probably gonna be a self-funder. It’s probably gonna be somebody with a little bit of name ID nationally and maybe even someone who isn’t a politician,” suggested Sununu. “I don’t think any of the Democratic governors are going to stand up and do it this fall. They’re probably just hoping to be coronated by Joe and Jill Biden next summer. But I’m predicting probably at least one, if not two people still jump in this fall, challenge him right here in New Hampshire and make a run at it.”

Leading in the discussion, since hardly anyone is prepared to take a candidacy from Vice President Kamala Harris seriously, has been California Gov. Gavin Newsom who has routinely praised Biden while maintaining a firm target on one of the leading Republican primary contenders, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis.

Already, the two have agreed to participate in a one-on-one debate moderated by Fox News host Sean Hannity, though Newsom’s camp has quibbled over a counterproposal on the format.

Meanwhile, Kennedy has decried his own party for its unwillingness to see Biden challenged and had told Breitbart earlier this year, “The DNC, at this point, has taken the official position that there will be no debate, and I think that’s unfortunate.”

“I think what the DNC did to New Hampshire is also unfortunate,” added the presidential hopeful, making note of the games already being played by the party to skew the primary in Biden’s favor by reordering the schedule of the states.

While Biden is facing two named challengers, Sununu predicted others and many have spoken of a possible Newsom candidacy, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich (R-Ga.) had previously warned that former first lady Michelle Obama could also be in the running.

“I think Republicans had better pay significant attention to Michelle Obama. I hadn’t believed that until I saw her on stage with Bruce Springsteen,” Gingrich had told Fox News host Maria Bartiromo.

“I thought, you know, this is not a person who’s hiding,” he added with a note on the departure of Biden’s Domestic Policy Advisor Susan Rice.

As to specific names of who he thought could jump in the race, Sununu offered none but suggested a fiscally-conservative Democrat would curry favor in New Hampshire before laughing off such a person as something of an oxymoron.


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