President Joe Biden says he plans on seeking reelection in 2024. The 46th President spoke with NBC's Today Show on Sunday prior to the annual Easter Egg Roll at the White House. Biden will have plenty of time to plan his campaign ahead of the election next November. Additionally, Biden says Vice President Kamala Harris is also likely to join him in seeking reelection. Seeking the highest offices in the land is certainly difficult. However, Biden is likely used to it by now. He won the Presidency in 2020 after a campaign impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Additionally, he had two successful runs for Vice President with Barack Obama in 2008 and 2012.
Although Biden did not make the announcement official, his 2024 run seems to be all but formality at this point. "I plan on running ... but we're not prepared to announce it yet," he said. Moreover, the decision to seek reelection was heavily hinted at earlier this year by Biden's wife. First Lady Jill Biden stated that her husband still had work to do during a speech in February. Meanwhile, Biden's top advisers are also preparing for the campaign season. One person close to the administration told NBC News that the decision has already been made. "The decision part is over, but he resents the pressure to have to announce what he’s already decided," the source said.
Joe Biden Plans Reelection Bid During Uncertain Time
Moreover, If and when Biden does confirm his run for 2024, it will hardly be surprising. It is extremely rare for first term Presidents to not seek reelection. In fact, only three first-term Presidents have chosen to forego a re-election bid, President Lyndon B. Johnson was the last to do it in 1968. Meanwhile, Biden would enter his 2024 campaign at an uncertain time. Mounting inflation has caused poll numbers to dip. Moreover, polling numbers for former President Donald Trump have increased following Trump's arrest last week.
However, Joe Biden would be the overwhelming favorite in the Democratic primaries in 2024. Presently, the only other major Democratic figure to announce their campaign is activist and self-help author Marianne Williamson. Therefore, Biden and Trump may very well end up having a rematch of their 2020 election showdown. Biden has seen support from celebrities such as Cardi B, Rihanna and John Legend. We will see if this support can help him to another victory next November.