According to The Western Journal, many of the candidates included many names from the 2020 Democratic primaries which ended with President Joe Biden’s nomination.
AOC notably has not endorsed Biden for 2024, dodging the question in an interview with CNN.
“We’ll cross that bridge when we get to it,” she said.
The congresswoman said an endorsement might come “if the president has a vision, and that’s something certainly we’re all willing to entertain and examine when the time comes.”
As a guest on “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert,” she hinted at a possible run.
— Tom Elliott (@tomselliott) June 29, 2022
Biden, as the current president, took the first place spot as the likely incumbent.
The Post, surprisingly enough, listed Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg as their number two bet. Elaborating, they explain Buttigieg would be able “to go on Fox News and combate the right’s talking points in a calm and steady manner.”
Third place went to Vice President Kamala Harris, who’s past debate performance and suffering polls would put her at a distinct disadvantage.
“Historically, vice presidents have been able to craft images somewhat apart from the presidents they serve. But Harris has seen her image decline right alongside Biden’s,” the article reads.
“Just as Biden appears to be the most unpopular president at this point in his first term since Harry S. Truman, she is one of the most unpopular modern vice presidents at this point.”
Numbers 4, 5 and 6 are 2020 primary dropouts: Sens. Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota, Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts and Bernie Sanders of Vermont.
A trio of governors trailed behind: Gavin Newsom of California, Gretchen Whitmer of Michigan and Roy Cooper of North Carolina.
The Post also left a name of nine runner-ups, including Georgia gubernatorial candiate Stacey Abrams, Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker and Sen. Cory Booker of New Jersey.
Twitter users had a good deal to say about the possibility of AOC hopping on the ballot:
dear God, Imagine a debate between her and @GovRonDeSantis ?
— For All Intents and Porpoises (@daveweiss68) June 29, 2022
The GOP couldn’t get this lucky😂
— Kate Austin (@KateAus1976) June 29, 2022
Can she even define what a democracy is?
— Shabadabado (@Shaba_dabado) June 29, 2022