After months of speculation, it's been reported that Joe Biden is planning on running for re-election in 2024.
According to a report by The Hill, Biden's intentions regarding a potential presidential run could be unveiled in the next couple of weeks. A formal announcement could come in April. Some sources noted that February could be a month to watch, as it would coincide with the State of the Union.
One of Biden's close associates noted that the former vice president's decision to run for re-election was influenced by the timing.
If Biden decides to run for office again, he could face off against Donald Trump, who has already announced his intention to run for the White House again.
The report did not explicitly mention Kamala Harris, who was Biden's running mate in the 2016 presidential race. At a press conference a year ago, Biden said that he would be the running mate for Harris in 2024.
The Washington Post also reported that Biden's team of advisers has started planning a campaign for the White House in 2024. They are reportedly planning on using various digital platforms such as WhatsApp and TikTok to reach out to supporters.
In 2023, Biden started by holding a rare joint appearance on the Senate floor with Mitch McConnell, the Senate Minority Leader from Kentucky. The two discussed the infrastructure bill that the president signed last year. According to FiveThirtyEight, Biden's approval rating has reached its highest level in a year.
Despite his positive image, Biden still has a long way to go in his term as he faces various obstacles, such as the economy and immigration. On Sunday, he traveled to the southern border to meet with US-Mexico border officials. His son Hunter's foreign business activities are likely to come under scrutiny as Republicans take over the House.
Concerns about Biden's mental acuity and age have been raised during his 2020 campaign, and this has persisted even within his own party. At 76 years old, Biden is the oldest person to hold the office of president.
In a statement last summer, David Axelrod, a former adviser to Barack Obama, noted that Biden would be around the age of 90 by the time he finishes his second term.
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