Biden Announces 2024 Campaign
Summary from AllSides News Team
President Joe Biden announced his 2024 presidential re-election campaign on Tuesday.
The Details: The video announcement begins with footage from the Jan. 6 Capitol riot, as Biden describes how "personal freedom is fundamental to who we are as Americans." Biden also confirmed that Kamala Harris will be his running mate.
Key Quotes: "This is not a time to be complacent," said Biden in the video. "That’s why I’m running for re-election. Because I know America. I know we are good and decent people. And I know we are still a country that believes in honesty and respect, and treating each other with dignity."
For Context: Biden's announcement comes amid low approval ratings for he and Harris. Meanwhile, few other Democratic candidates have challenged Biden so far. In response to Biden's announcement, Republicans released a 30-second, AI-generated video depicting hypothetical disasters if Biden were to be re-elected.
How the Media Covered It: Some right-rated sources focused on Biden's low approval ratings and ongoing issues such as inflation. Some left-rated outlets focused on Biden's political resume and framed him as Democrats' best option. National Review (Right bias) said Biden and Harris have a "progressive agenda characterized by unconstrained spending, lack of enforcement on the border, and the encroachment of diversity, equity, and inclusion." Associated Press (Lean Left) said Biden is "betting his first-term legislative achievements and more than 50 years of experience in Washington will count for more than concerns over his age."
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