Unless Joe Biden voluntarily steps down or becomes physically unable to run for president, he is likely to remain the Democratic candidate for the upcoming general election. It is difficult to envision a viable candidate other than Biden at this time. In fact, it is challenging to imagine any other candidate who could rival his popularity and experience in the field.
However, if Biden were to step down from the race, Democrats would face a significant challenge in choosing a new candidate. While waiting for the results of the primaries, Biden has built up significant support for his campaign. Conversely, a late entry candidate would not be viable at this stage due to the lack of time available to build momentum and gain traction with voters.
If Biden were to retire from the race, convincing him to do so won’t be easy. He would need to leave the race on his own terms and with dignity. His announcement would need to wait until after the primaries end on June 4th. If he were to retire, a new battle for his replacement would begin among potential successors such as Kamala Harris, governors Gavin Newsom and JB Pritzker and others who are well positioned to leverage their experience and influence in this situation.
The vice president Kamala Harris is also being considered as a potential candidate but may face resistance due to questions about her ability to inspire confidence among voters. Other potential candidates like governors Gavin Newsom and JB Pritzker have gained traction in their respective states and have positioned themselves well for future contests within their parties or beyond them.
If Biden were to leave the race at a late date, Democrats would be faced with serious logistical challenges as they would be forced to select a new nominee at a time when early voting has already begun in some states which could lead