After months of rumors about whether the 80-year-old Democrat will run for re-election, President Joe Biden is allegedly getting ready to announce a 2024 campaign.
According to numerous sources, Biden’s plans may be made known at some point in the upcoming weeks, and an official announcement may follow in April, according to reports on Saturday. Although the source emphasized that the date hinges on an invitation from the speaker of the House to address Congress, other insiders highlighted February as a month to watch, around the time of the State of the Union.
“I think it’s all about timing at this point. It seems like he’s all in. It’s not really ‘if’ he runs anymore,” said a Biden insider.
If Biden decides to campaign again, he might face former President Donald Trump in a general election rematch after Trump declared his intention to run again in November.
Although Biden stated during a news conference about a year ago that he was committed to having Kamala Harris serve as his running mate in 2024 should he seek reelection, she was not mentioned in the story.
The campaign strategy that Biden’s team of advisors is currently developing includes ideas to increase his exposure to supporters on social media sites like WhatsApp and TikTok.
An unusual joint appearance by Biden and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) to promote the $1.2 trillion bipartisan infrastructure bill that the president signed into law last year marked the beginning of 2023. Biden’s approval rating was 43.5% as of Friday, the best it had been in a year.
In spite of this, Biden will confront several challenges in the next two years of his term, including an economy that has had trouble with inflation. On Sunday, he traveled to the border with Mexico despite opposition from both Democrats and Republicans to his immigration policy. With the Republicans obtaining control of the House, a number of investigations into Hunter Biden’s international business dealings are about to take center stage.