As the Democratic candidate for the upcoming general election, Joe Biden is not likely to be easily replaced. Unless he voluntarily steps down or becomes physically unable to run for president, he is expected to 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. However, a late entry candidate would not be viable at this stage.
Even though there is a 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 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 as early voting has already begun in some states. They would be forced to select a new nominee at a time when early voting has already begun in some states which could affect their chances of winning the election. Both parties are facing similar challenges as Donald Trump approaches election age limitations and faces legal issues that could affect his eligibility to run for president.
Ultimately due to weakened national parties there are few candidates of stature who could easily replace either Biden or Trump making it difficult for both parties