US President Joe Biden To Launch 2024 Re-election Bid Next Week
According to multiple US media outlets, US President Joseph Biden could declare his candidacy for reelection in 2024 as early as next week.
President’s advisors are thinking about starting the campaign as early as Tuesday, April 25, with a fundraising video message.
But, the details are still being worked out, and the date might change, per a Politico article.
Biden’s announcement will be timed to coincide with the four-year anniversary of his successful run for the White House, according to Politico.
Biden, who at 80 is the oldest man to ever serve as president, has long signalled his intent to seek another term.
Reports say Biden is making the announcement sooner now so as to begin fundraising for an expensive campaign and to silence the constant questions about Biden’s 2024 intentions.
Making the announcement in a low-key video message with fundraising solicitation would echo how the Obama-Biden ticket unveiled its bid in 2011, the report add.
Biden does not expect to face a serious primary challenge, though some in the Democratic party have voiced concerns about his age. If he wins again, Biden would be 82 when he takes the oath of office for a second time. He would be 86 when he leaves the White House.
High inflation, a fragile economy and Biden’s middling approval numbers are issues voters might have against Biden especially if Donald Trump clinches the Republican party presidential ticket..