(PatriotWise.com)- Some Democrats aren’t thrilled with the possibility that President Joe Biden will be their party’s nominee again in 2024. Others are starting to wonder who would take his place if he decided not to run for re-election.
While many names have been thrown about recently, one interesting one came up recently — Wyoming Representative Liz Cheney, who is a registered Republican.
It seems that many liberals simply don’t like the list of names that are commonly mentioned as the next in line for the nomination should Biden decide not to run for re-election. Some of those names include Vice President Kamala Harris, Senators Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren; Beto O’Rourke; and current Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg.
All on that list were among the crowded Democratic field for the 2020 presidential election, and all lost to Biden.
Those names aren’t particularly exciting to many Democrats, which are causing some to cross the aisle to support another alternative.
Earlier this week, Robert Reich, who currently serves as a professor for UC-Berkley and has worked in the administrations of Barack Obama, Bill Clinton and Jimmy Carter, penned an essay for Substack that said he’d “probably” support a Biden re-election bid.
However, he also said that Cheney has “demonstrated more courage and integrity than any other politician in America” and, as a result, could be “the best president of the United States for the perilous time we’re entering.”
“All of America needs [Cheney] to run for president in 2024. Do we need her to win as well?”
Even if she were to run as an independent candidate, Reich believes that Cheney might “have a chance” to be victorious. As the daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney, she is likely to have solid support from many in the establishment wing of the Republican Party.
At the same time, she would face quite the uphill battle in her own party, as she is one of the top sworn enemies of former President Donald Trump. Even if she were to decide to run for president in 2024, Cheney would face some serious challengers in Trump and Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, at the very least.
If she decided to run as an independent, she’d face significant longshot odds of being able to claim the White House.
Cheney has been a vocal critic of just about every other politician in recent years. She’s taken a prominent position as the vice chair of the House’s special January 6 investigating committee, frequently criticizing Trump, his followers and other members of Congress who continue to supporter him and his agendas.
But, Cheney has also criticized Biden, specifically for how he mishandled the military withdrawal from Afghanistan last summer. She also criticized what she called his “anti-American energy agenda” that has led to Russian President Vladimir Putin having a ton of power.
Will Cheney actually run for president? That obviously is yet to be seen.
If she does, it seems like she may have support on the liberal side of the aisle — at least from Reich.