James Carville Thinks Biden Shouldn’t Have Run Again

Veteran Democratic consultant James Carville wishes President Biden wasn’t running for re-election and worries young voters might not vote because of it.

Carville, who helped former President Clinton win in 1992, shared his thoughts on 77 WABC radio’s “The Cats Roundtable” on Sunday.

“I wasn’t thrilled about this choice,” Carville said. “I thought President Biden shouldn’t run for re-election. But now it’s between him and Trump, and that’s where we are.”

Carville believes the Democratic Party has many talented younger leaders who would be better suited for the times than 81-year-old Biden.

He mentioned Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear, Pennsylvania Gov. Josh Shapiro, Maryland Gov. Wes Moore, and House Democratic Minority Leader Hakeem Jeffries of Brooklyn as examples.

“There’s so much talent in the Democratic Party,” Carville said. “People like Beshear, who won in a tough state for Democrats, and others who are young, energetic, and vigorous. Hakeem Jeffries is also doing a great job as House leader.”

Even though Carville wishes Biden hadn’t run, he is still fully supporting him. He worries that young voters, who helped elect Clinton and Obama, are now losing interest in both Biden and 77-year-old Trump. This apathy could have long-term effects on the country.

Carville emphasized the importance of young people’s involvement in politics and public service.

“It’s disheartening to see the lack of enthusiasm among young people for public policy and public service. They feel like two 80-year-old guys don’t mean much to them. I fear we might lose a generation of young people who are disengaging,” he said.

Despite his concerns, Carville is “1,000 percent” behind Biden for the 2024 election. “That’s the choice I have. I’m voting for Joe Biden,” he concluded.

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