Less than a month after the White House declared that Biden had intentions to run for reelection in 2024, the President himself has stated this time that he would only run for reelection if his health allows him to do so.
For Biden, this sort of announcement is an indication of not running the next election, considering that his health has remained in the spotlight over time, during which he even handed over the presidency to Vice President Kamala Harris for 85 minutes.
Joe Biden Attaches Big “IF” with his Reelection Run
The Democrats’ 2024 elections bid seems a messy one, knowing that they are confused in making a final decision about how to proceed with the elections.
What if Biden decides during the election year that he is not fit to run for reelection? It would be a disaster for them to select a new candidate in such a short span of time to compete with a Republican candidate, potentially Donald Trump, who is already attracting a lot of campaign donations.
The admission of Joe Biden that he would run for reelection only if his health allows is such a grey statement that it is detrimental for the future of the party in the next election.
His words could have been motivated by the fact that if announced not to run right now, he would lose significant political clout immediately.
So, instead of announcing not to run, he is deliberately spinning the facts and relating it to his health just to announce not to run near the election.
Distances Between White House and Kamala Harris Grow with no Apparent Political Heir of Biden
The news of dysfunctions in Kamala Harris’ office is intensifying with every passing day. As Symone Sanders becomes the latest aide of Kamala Harris to leave her office, the question of underutilization of Harris’s potential is surfacing again and again.
Many experts believe that Biden used Kamala Harris to get elected, but now he is ignoring her, creating gaps between the White House and the vice president’s office.
The nomination of Kamala Harris as the running mate of Biden is now considered as a Biden tactic to lure voters of color, which resulted in him getting the highest number of votes ever earned by a presidential nominee.
Just like he promised to protect the voting rights of the endangered population, only to find later that his own senator was putting roadblocks in his agenda.
In the current power structure, Joe Manchin is being given more authority and respect than Kamala Harris, as he became the most important negotiating partner of Biden.
And Biden is reluctant to share responsibilities with Harris on many fronts. Probably his fear arises from the fact that he handed over the responsibility of the surging border crisis to Harris, yet, under the current administration, the southern border encounters have been skyrocketing to historical volumes.
Under the fiscal year 2021, which ended in September 2021, border apprehensions touched 1.7 million, which is the highest number ever recorded in documented US history.
So Biden could be hesitant to hand over more crucial responsibilities to his deputy because she already failed to bring illegal immigration down.
Now when the GOP is already pulling up their socks for the presidential elections of 2024, with a number of names already in the queue, Democrats also need to make a decision immediately. Ranging from former Vice President Mike Pence to Trump, from Nikki Haley to Greg Abbott, Republicans have many people working on their presidential campaign.
But the vagueness which surrounds the Democrat’s campaign is hindering many potential leaders from stepping up and kicking off their campaigns.
With the approval ratings spiraling down to an unimaginable extent, both Joe Biden and Kamala Harris might be the least favorite candidates for the presidential race if they fail to mend their reputation immediately.
Now when Joe Manchin is about to kill Biden’s Build Back Better agenda in its entirety, approval ratings will become an even bigger concern for Biden as the midterm election results can speak volumes about Biden’s inability to bind warring Democrats together.
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