Should Biden Run Again in 2024?
Some Democrats are divided over whether President Joe Biden should run for president again in 2024.
The New York Times published interviews this week with dozens of Democrats, many of whom were "alarmed about Republicans’ rising strength and extraordinarily pessimistic about an immediate path forward" for their party. The Times explained how many top Democrats interviewed for the story wished to remain anonymous, but that their key concerns about Biden running again were his age and the "repeated failures of his administration to pass big-ticket legislation on signature Democratic issues." At 79, Biden is the oldest sitting U.S. president ever, and would be 86 at the end of a second term.
Biden's approval rating also continues to trend downward. Multiple polls, including FiveThirtyEight (Center), have his public approval at the lowest point of his presidency.
News sources across the political spectrum have highlighted the conversation about Biden's possible 2024 campaign. Coverage from right-rated sources tends to focus on Biden's low approval ratings and frame Biden as old and incompetent. Many on the right focused on Democrats who are concerned that Biden unfit to run again and framed Democrats as being in disarray over the issue. Several voices from left-rated outlets, such as The Atlantic (Lean Left bias) and Daily Beast (Left bias), also wrote opinions this week about why Biden shouldn't run in 2024, often highlighting his age and arguing that Democrats need a more forceful presence.
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From the LeftShould Biden Run in 2024? Democratic Whispers of ‘No’ Start to Rise.
Midway through the 2022 primary season, many Democratic lawmakers and party officials are venting their frustrations with President Biden’s struggle to advance the bulk of his agenda, doubting his ability to rescue the party from a predicted midterm trouncing and increasingly viewing him as an anchor that should be cut loose in 2024.
As the challenges facing the nation mount and fatigued base voters show low enthusiasm, Democrats in union meetings, the back rooms of Capitol Hill and party gatherings from coast to coast are quietly worrying about Mr. Biden’s leadership, his age and his capability...
From the LeftWhite House reiterates Biden's plan to run for re-election in 2024
White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre said Monday that President Biden's 2024 plans have not changed — he will run for re-election.
Why it matters: Biden has said that he intends to run in two years with Vice President Harris as his running mate if he remains in good health and if his predecessor campaigns again, but it hasn't quelled public scrutiny of his chances of winning again.
Many, including a chief strategist for former President Obama’s two presidential campaigns, have pointed out that Biden's age could become a liability.
Others, like Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.), have declined...
From the RightWe Asked All 50 Democratic Senators If They Would Endorse Biden In 2024. Only 5 Said ‘Yes’
The Daily Caller contacted all 50 Senate Democrats repeatedly and asked if they would support President Joe Biden in his 2024 presidential bid. Five Senators said “Yes.”
A spokesperson for Senate Majority Leader and Democratic New York Sen. Chuck Schumer responded to the Daily Caller with a one-word answer: “Yes.”
Spokespeople for Democratic Sens. Tim Kaine of Virginia and Jack Reed of Rhode Island responded in the same way: “Yes.”
Democratic New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker’s spokesperson also said the senator would endorse Biden, noting, “Yes, Senator Booker supports President...
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