The prospect of changing Joe Biden as the Democratic candidate for the upcoming general election is not an easy one. Unless he voluntarily steps down or becomes physically unable to run for president, it is likely that he will remain the candidate. In fact, it is difficult to envision a viable candidate other than Biden at this time.
If Biden were to step down from the race, Democrats would face a 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.
Despite the possibility that Biden may decide to retire, 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, which end on June 4. If he were to retire, a new battle for his replacement would begin among potential successors.
The vice president, Kamala Harris, is a potential candidate, but she may face resistance due to questions about her ability to inspire confidence. Other potential candidates, such as governors Gavin Newsom and JB Pritzker, are in positions to leverage the situation to their advantage.
If Biden were to leave the race at a late date, Democrats would be faced with serious logistical challenges. They would be forced to select a new nominee at a time when early voting has already begun in some states.
Both parties are facing similar challenges as Donald Trump, who is also approaching election age limitations and has faced legal issues that could affect his eligibility to run for president.
Ultimately, due to weakened national parties and limited options of stature candidates on both sides of the political spectrum; there may be few candidates who can easily replace either Biden or Trump.
However despite these challenges both parties have few mechanisms in place to sway their candidates from continuing their campaigns