Joe Biden, the current president of the US, has declared his intention to compete for reelection in 2024.
This is in line with his Tuesday morning remarks in his new 2024 Launch video that the “battle for the soul of the nation isn’t yet complete.”
On April 25, 2019, four years after announcing his intention to run for president of the United States for the first time, Biden declared his intention to run again.
Every generation has a time when they have got to stand up for democracy, the US president tweeted on his verified Twitter handle as he announced the beginning of his re-election campaign. to defend their fundamental rights. I think we own this.
“That’s why I’m running for reelection as President of the United States. Join us. Let’s finish the job.”
He tagged his campaign: “Let’s finish the job.”
After a series of big legislative wins and momentous foreign policy struggles in his first two years in office, Biden has no real challenger from within the Democratic Party.
But he can expect to be the subject of persistent and intense criticism regarding his age in a campaign that could lead to a rerun of the 2020 race against Donald Trump.
By the end of a second term, the seasoned Democrat would be 86 years old. Even though a medical examination in February determined that he was “fit” to carry out the duties of the presidency, many people, even those in his own support base, think he is too elderly.
According to a weekend NBC News poll, 70% of Americans, including 51% of Democrats, think he shouldn’t run for office.
Sixty-nine percent of respondents who felt he shouldn’t run did so for significant or minor reasons related to his age.
Biden likes to answer those concerns by saying, “watch me” — meaning that voters should focus on his policy wins at home and his marshalling of an unprecedented Western alliance to help Ukraine defend itself against Russia’s invasion.
While Republicans are only beginning a chaotic primary season, Biden will have all the benefits of incumbency and the support of a united party over the course of the next 18 months.
Trump is by far the Republican front-runner despite being the first sitting or past president to be criminally indicted and facing inquiries into his attempt to reverse his loss to Biden in the 2020 election.
On Monday, Trump was ready to add his own critique on the opponent from his previous campaign.
It is nearly incomprehensible that Biden would even consider running for reelection after such a disastrous and unsuccessful presidency, he stated in a statement.
The most likely Republican challenger to the 76-year-old Trump, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, presents a similarly right-wing figure, though starkly younger at 44.
Rebuilding the middle class
When he meets South Korean President Yoon Suk Yeol on Tuesday to begin a state visit to the White House, Biden will highlight his experience in foreign policy.
Biden’s video message portrayed his election campaign, much like in 2020, as a struggle to defend American democracy from Trump and the increasingly far-right Republicans. He emphasized the need to revive the manufacturing sector of the economy and create middle-class jobs, nevertheless.
He is due to give an economic speech to a union conference taking place in Washington later on Tuesday.
While not a campaign event, the scheduled theme — “how his investing in America agenda is bringing manufacturing back, rebuilding the middle class, and creating good-paying union jobs” — was set to be at the heart of the Democrat’s 2024 message.
Bland but comforting?
More than a year and a half has passed since Biden’s approval ratings were higher than 50%.
But he routinely outperforms expectations when it counts. The Democratic Party’s unexpectedly good showing in the 2022 midterm congressional elections, according to supporters, vindicated the Biden name
And although Biden may come out as boring in comparison to Trump, he would bet on his moderate, traditional image serving as the secret weapon required at a time when extremes are becoming more common.
Biden frequently remarks, “My dad had an expression.” Joey, please refrain from equating me with God. Think of me as the alternative.