On Tuesday, President Joe Biden officially said he would run for re-election in 2024, asking voters to give voters more time to “get this done” that he started when he took office and to put aside concerns about extending the running of America’s oldest president. President for 4 more years.
Biden, who turns 86 at the end of his second term, is betting on legislative performance in his first term, and his 50+ years of experience in Washington will likely outweigh concerns about his age. He faces a smooth road to winning the party’s nomination without a serious Democratic contender. But he is still prepared to fight fiercely to retain the presidency in a deeply divided country.
The announcement, presented in a three-minute video, comes on the fourth anniversary of Biden’s 2019 run for the White House and promise to heal the “soul of the nation” amid the turbulent Donald Trump presidency. It was hard to figure out.
“I said we were fighting for the soul of America, and we still are,” said Biden. right.”
Most modern presidents have been given the prospect of running for re-election, but Biden wasn’t always like that. Notable Democratic voters have indicated that they would prefer him not to run, in part because of his age.
But few things have united Democratic voters like the prospect of a Trump coming to power. And after Democrats performed stronger than expected in last year’s midterm elections, Biden’s political standing within the party has stabilized. The president will run again on the same themes that inspired his party last fall, particularly regarding preserving access to abortion.
“Freedom. Individual liberty is fundamental to who we are as Americans. There is nothing more important. There is nothing more sacred.”
“Now is not the time to be complacent,” Biden said. “So I am running for re-election.”
As the contours of the campaign begin to take shape, Biden plans it based on his own record. He spent his first two years as president pushing major pieces of legislation, such as a bipartisan infrastructure package and legislation to fight the coronavirus pandemic and promote advanced manufacturing and climate action. Now, with Republicans in control of the House, Biden has shifted his focus to enforcing these massive laws and getting voters to credit him for the improvements.
The president also has multiple policy goals and has failed to fulfill his promise to ask voters for another chance to achieve them in his first campaign.
“Let’s finish this. I know we can The national right to abortion after the Supreme Court ruling last year overturned Roe v. Wade.
Buoyed by the interim results, Biden calls all Republicans, regardless of whether his predecessor makes it to the 2024 ballot, as embracing what he calls ‘Ultra MAGA’ politics, a reference to Trump’s ‘Make America Great Again’ slogan. I plan to continue casting.
In the video, Biden talks about brief clips and photos of key moments from his presidency, snapshots of various Americans, and flashes of outspoken Republican foes including Trump, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, and Georgia’s Congressman Marjorie Taylor Greene. “Now is our moment,” he told his supporters. “We must defend democracy. Stand up for your personal freedom. Stand up for voting rights and citizenship.”
Biden also plans to point to his work over the past two years strengthening US alliances, supporting Ukraine’s defense against Russian aggression and leading a global coalition to bring the US back to the Paris climate agreement. But US popular support for Ukraine has waned in recent months, with some voters questioning the tens of billions of dollars of military and economic aid flowing into Kiev.