When Will Biden Make an Announcement on 2024?
President Joe Biden may be spending some time considering a potential 2024 reelection run as he vacations in St. Croix this week.
Key Quotes: "Fundraising and anti-coordination rules become stricter once you officially announce, so it is at least legally advantageous to delay the official paperwork at this stage," Middlebury College political science professor Bertram Johnson said. "My sense is that after the 2022 elections, Biden’s hand has been strengthened with the Democrats in Congress and nationally, so he may have more freedom to decide at his own pace as a result."
For Context: If Biden announces a 2024 campaigning at the beginning of 2023, if would be early compared to many of his predecessors. Additionally, three presidents announced they were not seeking reelections relatively late in the year: Calvin Coolidge (in August 1927), Harry Truman (in August 1952), and Lyndon Johnson (in March 1968).
How the Media Covered it: Right-rated sources focused on the reasons some Democrats are advising Biden to delay any announcement about his plans for 2024. Left-rated sources often framed the St. Croix vacation as a needed break for the president and his wife Jill prior to considering a potential 2024 run and returning to Washington to face Republicans' new majority in the House of Representatives.
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From the LeftThe Bidens make an island escape ahead of consequential 2024 announcement
President Joe Biden this week returns to St. Croix, one of his and first lady Jill Biden’s beloved vacation spots, seeking a final opportunity for rest before what is expected to be a contentious 2023 and reelection run.
As Biden unwinds in a familiar spot – the first couple have visited the US Virgin Islands for more than a dozen years, vacationing there approximately ten times since the mid-2000s – the work on his path forward intensifies back in a frigid Washington, DC. Advisers are already preparing the president’s annual State of...
From the RightAs Biden mulls 2024 bid, Democrats advise him to delay announcement
President Joe Biden and first lady Jill Biden have arrived in the U.S. Virgin Islands for their traditional weeklong beach break before a busy new year.
But St. Croix doubles as the picturesque backdrop where Biden considers whether to run for reelection, even as Democrats encourage him to delay any announcement.
Biden can and should take his time considering a reelection campaign and a potential announcement, according to attorney and former aide to Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY), Christopher Hahn.
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From the CenterFive signs Biden is definitely running for another term
President Biden is expected to announce another bid for the presidency sometime in the early months of the new year.
Officially, Biden is still considering whether to run for a second term, and the president’s age and approval ratings — he is 80 and more people in polls generally hold a negative than positive view of his presidency — have led some to privately doubt whether he’ll go forward.
“I love the guy,” one Democratic strategist said. “But even I have my doubts.”
Despite such misgivings, most of the signals coming from...
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