Despite President Joe Biden sharing his plans to run for a second term, many Democrats are expressing doubts the President will follow through on that plan.
According to Cedric Richmont, a former Democratic lawmaker and Biden White House official, a 2024 bid by Biden is on.
Richmont dispelled doubts about Biden’s intentions when he appeared on NBC, saying, “He’s running, and we’re building an infrastructure for him to run and win.”
He added that “it’s all an early investment in 2024 while we’re helping 2022.”
Though the statement is definitive, there are still many within the Democratic Party that are apprehensive about a Biden bid. These doubts persist despite Biden experiencing a rebound in his approval ratings, and voter registration numbers — combined with polling — point to frustration among the electorate at the Supreme Court’s decision to ban abortions.
Yet, in the face of a pro-Biden resurgence, questions continue to swirl, albeit in hush tones, about whether Biden will pursue re-election in 2024.
The questions revolve around three scenarios that Democrats believe will ultimately determine the President’s decision to run again.
The first question revolves around a very likely scenario: Democrats losing the House majority but retaining a Senate majority.
The second question ponders a far bleaker scenario for Democrats, focusing on whether Biden would run in 2024 if Republicans win both chambers of Congress.
The third has been present since Biden became President, and that’s his age. In 2023, Biden will be 81, causing many to wonder if age won’t be the ultimate deciding factor in Biden bowing out of a 2024 run.