James Carville And Bill Maher Agree: Biden Should Not Be The 2024 Nominee

'Somebody better wake the f*** up!'
BEVERLY HILLS, CALIFORNIA - MARCH 27: Bill Maher attends the 2022 Vanity Fair Oscar Party hosted by Radhika Jones at Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on March 27, 2022 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Arturo Holmes/FilmMagic)
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Longtime Democratic strategist James Carville and comedian Bill Maher were in complete agreement on one thing going into the 2024 presidential election: incumbent President Joe Biden should not be the Democratic nominee, especially if former President Donald Trump nabs the Republican nomination.

The two got together for Sunday’s episode of Maher’s “Club Random” podcast, and they both agreed that the Democratic Party’s best bet was to choose someone — anyone — who was a “50-ish, not stupid woke Democrat with a D by their name.”


“Let’s assume the election was November the third of this year and the candidates are Joe Biden, the Democrat, Donald Trump, the Republican, Joe Manchin and Larry Hogan, No Labels, and Cornel West. Trump would be a betting favorite,” Carville said. “If I told you I would give you even money, you would not take that bet. All right. And so somebody better wake the f*** up.”

Maher responded by saying that he believed Biden had done a decent job as president, but that he worried about whether or not he was up to the task of running again – especially against Trump.

“I might take even money. But you’re right. I’m totally on the same page,” he said. “In 2020, maybe he was the only one who could have beaten Trump, I think now he’s the only one who will lose to him.”

“He cannot run for president. He’ll look bad in the debates. It’s too much. And he’s — I think, going to lose,” Maher continued. “He will be Ruth Bader Biden, the Ruth Bader Ginsburg of the presidency. It’s not a good look. And any 50-ish, not stupid woke Democrat with a D by their name. People just vote D and R, that person can win.”

“Easily. If we had somebody under 60 and ran against Trump, we’d get 55%,” Carville agreed.


The Democratic strategist — who long ago earned the nickname “The Ragin’ Cajun” — also tore into the far Left, saying, “I find the Left to be just annoying. The western far Left is habitually the most stupid, naive people you can imagine. They come up with these really goofy constructs and it’s all about feeling good about yourself.”

“What happened is, overeducated, coastal white people, got ahold of the word, and [like] they do with everything else, they completely f***ed it up and pissed everybody in the country off. If we could just get the humanities faculty at Amherst [College] to shut the f*** up, we’d be a lot better off,” Carville added.

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