(CTN News) – US Vice President Joe Biden is expected to launch his candidature for reelection today, setting the stage for a possible rematch with Donald Trump in the 2020 presidential election at the unprecedented age of 80.
“Stay tuned,” Biden told reporters at the White House yesterday.
The Democrat is planning to deliver a video statement similar to the one he made four years ago, which kicked off his successful campaign to beat Trump in 2020.
After two years in office, during which he passed significant legislation and dealt with several foreign policy difficulties, Joe Biden has no serious opposition within the Democratic Party.
Concerns Over Joe Biden’s Age as He Seeks Second Term
However, he should expect much criticism focused on his age.
If re-elected, Joe Biden would serve until he was 86 years old. Most of his supporters believe he is too elderly for the presidency, despite a February medical exam finding that he was “fit” to carry them out.
Seventy percent of Americans, including 51 percent of Democrats, say Biden shouldn’t run for reelection, according to a poll released by NBC News over the weekend.
69% of people who said he shouldn’t run again mentioned age-related worries as a major or minor role in their decision.
Biden’s “Watch me” reaction to these skeptics draws attention to his domestic policy successes and his participation in creating an unparalleled Western alliance to back Ukraine in its defenses against Russia’s invasion.
Trump Disapproves of Biden’s Re-Election Bid
Joe Biden will enjoy the benefits of incumbency over the next year and a half, supported by a unified party, while Republicans are just beginning a rough primary season.
Despite being the first sitting or past president to be indicted and the subject of ongoing investigations into his campaign to unseat Joe Biden in the 2020 election, Donald Trump continues to lead in the Republican primary.
Just yesterday, Trump made it clear that he does not approve of his former opponent’s decision to seek re-election, saying…
It’s unthinkable that Biden would consider running again after such a disastrous and unsuccessful presidency.
Trump’s most likely Republican challenger, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, is also on the right, although he’s 44 years old.
Kamala Harris Likely to Remain as Running Mate
Kamala Harris would make history as the first Black person and the first woman to serve as vice president, and it is widely expected that Joe Biden will choose to keep her on as his running mate in the upcoming November 2024 election.
Today, Vice President Biden will be able to highlight his foreign policy credentials during a meeting with South Korean President Yoon Suk Yeol.
The middle-class job creation and democracy preservation platform of Joe Biden’s 2020 election campaign will likely take a back seat to his plan to reinvigorate the US manufacturing economy.
Biden will speak today at a union conference in Washington, DC, about the economy as part of this plan. This was not a formal campaign event, but his message about “investing in America” will be central to his 2024 presidential campaign.
Strong Showing in Midterm Elections Validates Biden’s Brand
To add insult to injury, Biden will likely use his moderate, old-fashioned demeanor as a secret weapon in an increasingly polarised period, even though it is widely viewed as boring compared to Trump.
Joe Biden frequently uses the following expression, which he picked up from his dad:
Don’t put me in the same category as God, Joey. Contrast me with the other option.