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Biden or Plan B?

Following US President Joe Biden's startlingly unfocused debate performance, the Democratic Party is paralyzed. Ousting a sitting president would be an enormous political gamble, given the alternatives; but sticking with a stumbling incumbent might ultimately be even riskier for the party and the country.

NEW YORK – With the 2024 presidential election four months away, Democrats are facing a perfect political storm. President Joe Biden’s startlingly unfocused debate performance against Donald Trump has left party officials, major donors, and many of the Democrats’ likeliest voters calling for a change at the top of the ticket.