US Presidential Election 2024 Biden plans to run again

US Presidential Election 2024: Biden plans to run again

Status: 02/25/2023 11:31 am

US President Joe Biden has made it clear that he wants to run for president again in the 2024 election. “But first I have other things to do before I run a full campaign,” he said in an interview.

US President Joe Biden plans to run again for president in next year’s election. However, he doesn’t want to announce his official candidacy yet. “My intention is … from the beginning to compete,” the 80-year-old coach told ABC television on Friday when asked if he would like to run again. “But I have other things to do first before I campaign fully.”

First Lady: “He’s not ready yet”

His wife, US First Lady Jill Biden, had already made it clear that her husband would run again in 2024. In an interview with the AP news agency during her trip to Africa in Nairobi, she said there was “virtually” nothing left do other than set the time and place for the announcement. “He says he’s not done yet. He says he hasn’t finished what he started,” his wife said.

Jill Biden is considered a key figure in her husband’s plans. “Because I’m his wife,” she said, laughing. Asked whether she had a decisive vote in deliberations on a possible new candidacy, she declined. “Of course he will listen to me because we are a couple,” she said, but then assured: “He makes his own decisions, believe me.”

Joe Biden himself was asked about his wife’s statements in an interview with ABC News. He expressed his admiration for the first lady. “Look, I meant what I said: I have other things to do before I go on a real campaign,” said the president.

accomplishments and distrust

Experts disagree on how great Biden’s chances are to win the election again. Since taking office in January 2021, the president has had a number of successes – including in the fight against the corona pandemic, economic policy, infrastructure and climate protection.

However, many voters see their old age as a big problem. Biden is already the oldest president in US history and would turn 86 at the end of a possible second term. When asked if his age played a role in his decision to run again, he said: “No. But it’s legitimate for people to think of my age.”

In addition, the scandal involving secret documents found in Biden’s private space and office could cause a loss of trust. According to Biden’s aides, the president could announce his candidacy in April. Former President Barack Obama also launched his second election campaign in this period.