Biden ‘Might Not’ Run In 2024 Election, Insider Reveals
Longtime friend says Democrat mat not seek reelection
Democrat Joe Biden "might not" seek reelection in 2024, according to his longtime friend.
Former Sen. Chris Dodd (D-CT) has revealed the aging politician may not run in the next election as his popularity has plummeted since taking office.
Dodd was speaking with the New York Times about how enthusiasm for Biden has reached such a nadir just one year after the 2020 election.
He also spoke about the Biden administration’s efforts to bolster Kamala Harris’s approval, which has likewise tanked.
Dodd worked alongside Joe Biden in the Senate for 28 years and served as a member of the Biden campaign vice-presidential search committee, becoming close friends over time.
He told the NYT that Biden “might not” seek reelection.
"I’m hoping the president runs for re-election,” Dodd said.
"But for whatever reason, that might not be the case, it’s hard to believe there would be a shortlist without Kamala’s name on it.
"She’s the vice president of the United States.”
Biden's approval rating now stands at 37.8 percent. according to a USA Today/Suffolk University poll.
Should Joe Biden not seek reelection in 2024, the Democrats would have an uphill battle in selecting a candidate that could retain the White House.
Kamala Harris has an even lower approval rating than Biden at 27.8 percent.
"Vice President Kamala Harris’ approval rating is 28% – even worse than Biden’s,” USA Today’s Susan Page and Rick Rouan wrote.
"The poll shows that 51% disapprove of the job she’s doing.
"One in five, 21%, are undecided.”
The poll also showed that if an election were held today, President Donald Trump would beat Biden handily.
"If the presidential election were today between Biden and Trump, 44% say, they would vote for Trump, 40% for Biden, 11% for an unnamed third-party candidate. In the election last year, Biden beat Trump 54%-47%,” Page and Rouan wrote.
Despite former Sen. Chris Dodd’s doubts, Biden, who will turn 79 this month, said he plans to run for reelection earlier this year.
"My plan is to run for reelection. That’s my expectation,” Biden said in March.
"I said, ‘That is my expectation,’” he added.
"I’m a great respecter of fate.
"I’ve never been able to plan four-and-a-half, three-and-a-half years ahead for certain.”
However, in an op-ed for The Hill, Myra Adams wrote that Biden’s pledge to run for reelection may have been premature, lamenting that Biden has to make a decision soon as to when he will officially announce his decision to duck out of the 2024 election.
"The earlier Biden announces his lame-duck status, the more his power decreases, reflecting the aura of a failed presidency,” wrote Adams.
"More consequential is the national security perspective if enemies think a ‘defeated’ Biden signals an opportune time for aggression.”
"The longer Biden delays his announcement, the more those seeking the nomination will be handicapped,” continued Adams.
"Nearly two years are needed for an organizational build-up to raise the megamillions of dollars required to wage a successful presidential primary campaign."