Official White House spokeswoman Karine Jean-Pierre confirmed on Monday Joe Biden’s desire to run for the next US presidential election in 2024.
For the past few weeks, the rumors have been getting more and more persistent. It is now official, Democratic President Joe Biden wants to run for the US presidential election in 2024 to run for a new term. The information has been confirmed on Twitter by White House spokeswoman Karine Jean-Pierre: “To be clear, as the president has said many times, he plans to run in 2024.”
To be clear, as the President has said repeatedly, he plans to run in 2024.
— Karine Jean-Pierre (@PressSec) June 13, 2022
His age and his health question
However, his re-election will not necessarily be easy. In the United States, many political figures, even within his own party, have raised concerns about his age and his abilities to assume such a role for another four years. “Securing the presidency is a very taxing job and the harsh reality is that the president would be closer to his 90s than his 80s at the end of a second term,” said David Axelrod, one of Barack Obama’s campaign strategists. in 2008 and 2012 in the New York Times.
An unpopular president
If we add to this the growing unpopularity of Joe Biden and his early presidency, with often unfavorable opinion polls and midterm elections scheduled for the fall uncertain to say the least, the chances of seeing him as a candidate in 2024 are to be qualified.
Several Democratic political figures like the progressive Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez have also expressed some form of doubt about a potential new presidential candidacy: “I think Joe Biden has done a very good job until now, and if he represents himself? I think that… we will look” she nuanced at the microphone of CNN this Sunday.
.@AOC on endorsing Biden for 2024: “I believe that the president has been doing a very good job so far and should he run again, I think we’ll take a look at it, but right now we need to focus on winning a majority instead of a presidential election.” pic.twitter.com/5GoGrnxtIz
— The Hill (@thehill) June 12, 2022