Barack Obama was told he needed to have this tough meeting with Joe Biden

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Democrats are coming to terms with the fact that polls show Joe Biden is an underdog against Donald Trump.

The question is what happens next.

And Barack Obama was told he needed to have this tough meeting with Joe Biden.

Add New York Times columnist Ezra Klein to the growing list of voices on the Left saying Democrats need a new nominee for the 2024 Election.

“I want to say this clearly: I like Biden. I think he’s been a good President. I think he is a good President. I don’t like having this conversation,” Klein said during a recent episode of his podcast, “And I know a lot of liberals, a lot of Democrats are going to be furious at me for this show.”

“I think Biden, as painful as this is, should find his way to stepping down as a hero,” Klein stated.

There is no method of forcing Biden to withdraw from the race.

Biden will sweep the primaries and head to the convention with all the delegates and thus be the nominee.

Klein argued the only way to get Biden out of the race if party elders like former President Barack Obama, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY), and former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) meet privately with him and impress upon him the reality of the situation in that he is likely to lose to Trump and to step aside for the good of the party.

“The people whom Biden listens to — Barack Obama, Chuck Schumer, Mike Donilon, Ron Klain, Nancy Pelosi, Anita Dunn — they need to get him to see this,” Klein added. “Biden may come to see it himself.”

Klein claimed Democrats could then go to the convention and pick their nominee in a good old-fashioned floor fight with party leaders cutting deals in smoke-filled backrooms.

“The party should help him find his way to that, to being the thing he said he would be in 2020, the bridge to the next generation of Democrats,” Klein stated. “And then I think Democrats should meet in August at the convention to do what political parties have done at conventions so many times before, organize victory.”

There is just one problem with Klein’s theory of the case.

Donald Trump beats Vice President Kamala Harris, Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer, and California Governor Gavin Newsom – three most likely non-Biden nominees – by more than he beats Biden.

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