Van Jones, a commentator on CNN, expressed his belief that Democrats will be inclined to urge President Joe Biden to explore an alternative approach after witnessing the 2024 presidential debate between Biden and former President Donald Trump. In a segment dedicated to analyzing the debate, Jones conveyed that observing Biden’s performance was emotionally challenging for many individuals. Furthermore, he emphasized that the Democratic Party still has an opportunity to devise a fresh and innovative path for the future.

“We‘re still far from our convention and there is time for this party to figure out a different way forward if he will allow us to do that,” Jones said. “But that was not what we needed from Joe Biden and it’s personally painful for a lot of people. It’s not just panic, it’s pain from what we saw tonight.”

“I can walk you through how it‘s supposed to see it and say it, but I just want to speak for my heart — I love that guy, that’s a good man,” Jones said earlier in the segment. “He loves his country. He‘s doing the best that he can. But he had a test to meet tonight to restore the confidence of the country and of the base and he failed to do that. I think there‘s a lot of people who are going to want to see him consider taking a different course now.”