As the Democratic candidate for the upcoming general election, Joe Biden is unlikely to step down or become physically unable to run for president. While there are rumors of potential successors, it is difficult to envision a viable candidate at this time.
If Biden were to retire from the race, Democrats would face a challenge in choosing a new candidate. His announcement would need to wait until after the primaries, which end on June 4. Kamala Harris, the vice president, is a potential candidate but 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. This could lead to confusion and uncertainty among voters.
Both parties are facing similar challenges as Donald Trump, the likely Republican candidate, is also approaching election age limitations and has faced legal issues that could affect his eligibility to run for president. The weakened national parties have few mechanisms to sway their candidates from continuing their campaigns. Ultimately, it will be up to voters