MSNBC political analyst Brendan Buck has warned the Democrats that the 2024 election is starting to look a lot like 2016 when President Donald Trump dealt a crushing defeat to Hillary Clinton.
Buck said Democrat President Joe Biden, like Clinton, seems to believe that he can easily beat Trump.
According to Buck, Biden is excited to run against Trump in 2024 as Hillary was in 2016.
“It feels very much like Hillary Clinton, who was very excited to run against Donald Trump because they thought there was no way they could lose against Donald Trump,” Buck said.
“Well, we know what happened there.
“I think they need to take the threat a little more seriously, I think they need to be engaging Congress a little more seriously.
“That’s a great contrast for him.
“The House Republicans, where I worked, never very popular.
“If you can take the contrast straight to them, I think that would be very helpful for him.”
José Díaz-Balart pointed out an Associated Press-NORC Center poll that showed 52% of Democrats do not want Biden to run for re-election.
“That’s a stunning number,” Buck said.
“More than half of your own party don’t want you to run again.
“I can’t recall any incumbent president that had to face something like that.
“The biggest thing Joe Biden has going for him is that Donald Trump is the biggest turnout vehicle for Democrats there has ever been.
“And one of the things they’ve been doing is staying a little hands-off.
“You know, Donald Trump got indicted, they didn’t say a lot,” he said.
“They seem to be thinking there’s a benefit to letting Donald Trump sort of hang himself out there, and reap the benefit.”