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President Biden Hints at 2024 Run, Despite Progressives’ Concerns

Pres. Joe Biden
Pres. Joe Biden's decision for re-election. (Photo: BBC)

President Joe Biden has confirmed that he will run for a second term but said he is not yet ready to announce his candidacy.

Pres. Joe Biden

Pres. Joe Biden’s decision for re-election. (Photo: BBC)

Biden’s Plan for Re-Election

Biden has consistently stated his plans to run for re-election and previously told the Rev. Al Sharpton during a private conversation at the White House last year that he intends to seek a second term. His remarks come as top White House advisers prepare to make final decisions on launching his re-election campaign.

Several considerations in the decision-making process include that no major Democratic challenger has emerged, former President Donald Trump is running for the GOP nomination, and a major clash with congressional Republicans over spending is looming, according to a report published in NBC News.

Despite lackluster approval ratings, Democratic power brokers have indicated that they are all in for Biden’s re-election bid even before he has officially declared his intention to seek it. Democrats from across the party, including progressives, moderates, leadership, and rank-and-file members, have said they plan to stick with Biden heading into 2024.

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Biden Touted His Economic Accomplishments

Biden broke with progressives on some hot-button issues ahead of the expected launch of his re-election campaign, including on crime, immigration policy, and the environment. However, he touted his economic accomplishments in his State of the Union address in February and scolded Republicans for heckling him from the floor of the House of Representatives. He also stressed that he wouldn’t let Republicans “take the economy hostage” over the debt ceiling and slammed “the big lie” of widespread election fraud that former President Donald Trump has pushed.

In his address, Biden also emphasized that the two parties can find common ground in the wake of Republicans taking control of the House, including addressing national security concerns related to China, promoting U.S. manufacturing, and regulating powerful technology companies. Biden is the oldest U.S. president in history, and if he wins re-election, he would be 86 at the end of his second term.

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