WASHINGTON — On Monday, President Biden, whose mental acuity has been a subject of debate, declared he was “planning on” pursuing re-election next year, despite not being prepared to kick off his campaign just yet. Mr. Biden’s intentions for the 2024 election have been shrouded in uncertainty for months, as his top aides have been discreetly putting together campaign strategies, although the president himself has not come to a final decision.
JUST IN – Biden says at the White House Easter Egg Roll that he "plans to run" in the 2024 U.S. elections.
— Disclose.tv (@disclosetv) April 10, 2023
During the White House Easter egg roll, Al Roker of NBC News asked the seemingly forgetful Mr. Biden if he had plans to remain in the White House beyond 2024. The president responded, “I’m planning on running, Al,” but added that they were not ready to make an official announcement at this point.
President Joe Biden told “TODAY” show that he plans to run for a second term in 2024 ??
“I plan on running, but we’re not prepared to announce it yet,” he said.
?: Chip Somodevilla/GettyImages pic.twitter.com/XJmxqqCBAk
— My Mixtapez (@mymixtapez) April 10, 2023
In this video below, Biden has another one of his moments where you can’t really make sense of what he’s saying. Making many of the people wonder if he should in fact run again. These are his words “”Well, I’ll either, I’ll eith… I’ll either be rolling egg or, uh, being the, the gu… you know, the guy who’s pushing them out.” WATCH HERE
The White House has repeatedly stated that Biden “intends to run,” but they have not offered any specific timeline for launching the campaign. The delay is not surprising, considering Mr. Biden’s tendency to procrastinate, as evidenced by the late start of his 2020 campaign in April 2019, which came well after other major contenders had already entered the race.
In contrast, President Barack Obama started his 2012 re-election campaign in April 2011, having already chosen Charlotte, North Carolina, as the host city for the 2012 Democratic National Convention and announced that his campaign headquarters would be in Chicago once again. President Biden, however, has yet to make such critical decisions.
Biden: I plan to run in 2024, but we're not ready to announce it yet
US President Joseph Biden (80) said today that he plans to run for president in 2024, but that he is "not ready to announce it yet".??? pic.twitter.com/bQzAEZrJQJ
— Spriter (@Spriter99880) April 10, 2023
Officials have indicated that the selection of the 2024 convention site could happen at any moment, with Atlanta, Chicago, and New York being the top contenders. The campaign headquarters is expected to be located in either Philadelphia, where Mr. Biden’s 2020 campaign was based, or Wilmington, Delaware, where the president has a home he frequently visits on weekends, perhaps to rest and recuperate.
Interestingly, Mr. Biden is likely to encounter only limited opposition in the Democratic primary, despite polling data suggesting that the majority of Democrats would prefer if he did not seek re-election in 2024, possibly due to concerns about his age and mental sharpness.
President Biden said he plans to run for re-election next year but is not prepared to announce it just yet when asked at The White House Easter egg roll on Monday. pic.twitter.com/zADfH9skxs
— CBS Evening News (@CBSEveningNews) April 10, 2023
BASEMENT POLITICS Democrats and the DNC know Biden will not run in 2024.
They are playing the long game.
Keep their Candidates basically in the basement away from public scrutiny.
Democrats will announce just before 2024 South Carolina primary in plenty of time. #TheFive
— The Old Curmudgeon (@Pokeycorky) April 10, 2023