The possibility of replacing Joe Biden as the Democratic nominee is still unlikely, despite some speculation about alternative candidates. At this point, Biden remains the candidate, and his main opponent, Dean Phillips, has struggled to gain support for his warnings about the risks of Biden’s candidacy.
Furthermore, a new candidate entering the race this late would not be a viable option. Given these limitations, the only viable backup plan involves Biden voluntarily stepping aside. This could happen in two ways: either Biden wins the primary election and announces that he is not accepting the nomination or he decides to retire from politics altogether.
If Biden were to step down or retire, there would be an intense political battle among potential successors within the Democratic Party to take his place. This could lead to a new phase of the election with other potential candidates vying for the nomination.
Similarly, Trump’s candidacy for president also raises concerns due to his age and legal issues. However, unlike the Democratic Party, Republican convention rules are tied to their candidate and cannot easily remove him from the nomination.
Both parties face similar challenges in the event of a candidate being unable to compete due to health issues or other factors. It’s clear that in an era of weakened national parties, there are few viable replacements of stature who can keep their party or perhaps even nation in good shape. As a result, both Biden and Trump are likely to remain as the candidates for their respective parties going into future elections.