Democrats plan to “dump” President Biden and call on Hillary Clinton to run for a third time in 2024 out of fear that a more radical left-wing candidate could end up on the ticket, veteran political consultant Dick Morris said in a new interview.
The longtime Bill Clinton adviser made the prediction on John Catsimatidis’ WABC radio show “Cats Roundtable” Sunday morning amid renewed speculation that 79-year-old Biden will not seek a second term.
Dems “are planning to dump Biden,” said the self-proclaimed “secret adviser” to former President Donald Trump, adding that Clinton would be the party’s nominee if no other centrist candidate emerged.
“Once Biden pulls out, the polling will show that the Democrats are leaning toward some crazy radical like Gavin Newson, Bernie Sanders. Maybe even AOC herself,” Morris opined.
“That’s going to drive the Democratic Party leaders to go to Hillary and say, ‘Hey look. Please run again. We need you to save us from the crazy left,” he continued. “Otherwise we’ll have Sanders as our candidate. We’ll lose Congress by a ton. And we’ll get wiped out in the presidential race.’”
Morris contended that Clinton has already started tacking towards the center by stating that Americans don’t want open borders and criticizing Biden for accusing Republicans of embracing “semi-fascism.” The former secretary of state, however, on Friday herself likened Trump’s most recent campaign event in Ohio to a Nazi rally.
Clinton, 74, has repeatedly insisted she would never run again, and renewed that vow again this month.
“She’s absolutely trying to pretend she’s … a centrist just like her husband was,” Morris said of the former New York senator. “And she’s going to get the nomination like her husband did in ’92 and lead the party to the center and to victory.”
He added that Clinton was “waiting for the wipeout” of Democrats in the November midterm elections “to justify her candidacy and say, ‘Only I can save you from this happening again.’”
The author of “The Return: Trump’s Big 2024 Comeback” then theorized that Clinton’s “integrity problems” would cost her another defeat on the national stage against Trump, who is considering a third run for the office amid mounting legal problems.
Clinton was famously upset in the primaries by Barack Obama in 2008, and by Trump in the 2016 general election. She had been the front-runner throughout both contests.
Morris, 73, started working for Bill Clinton during his 1978 run for governor of Arkansas and continued advising him through his presidency. He resigned amid scandal in 1996. A decade later, he emerged as an outspoken critic of the Clintons, railing against Hillary’s political ambitions in books and televised appearances.