(DailyVantage.com) – President Joe Biden, in an interview with NBC on Monday, said that he plans to run for reelection in 2024.
Biden, when asked by Al Roker if he would run again, responded “I plan on running, Al, but we’re not prepared to announce it yet.”
For months, the Biden team has said that the President plans on running again, but has shied away from making a definitive decision. Originally, there were reports that Biden would announce his reelection bid in February, shortly after his State of the Union Address. When that didn’t happen, the administration went silent, often giving ambiguous answers when confronted with the question.
As of right now, only two Democrats have declared their candidacy for 2024: Marianne Williamson and Robert F. Kennedy Jr.
Biden, who turned 80 last year, has already made history as the oldest President in United States history. If he does ultimately win the Presidency in 2024, he would be 86 by the end of his second term. Former President Donald Trump, who previously held the title for oldest U.S. President, with Ronald Reagan coming in at a close second place, will likely be his opponent in the general election.
Voters, however, have signified that they are ready for a new generation of leadership in Washington. A February survey conducted by the Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research indicates that voters are not in favor of the octogenarian Commander-In-Chief running for a second term. According to the survey, only 37% of Democrats say they want Biden to run in 2024.
Sarah Overman, a registered Democrat from Raleigh, North Carolina said “I, honestly, think that he would be too old…We could use someone younger in the office.”
Biden’s cognitive state has also come into question many times since he assumed the Presidency. He often speaks incoherently and appears confused.
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