Joe Biden sees himself as the only Democrat who can “beat” Donald Trump in the 2024 election, a thought likely on the Biden family’s mind as they debate whether Biden should pursue a second term.
Biden regularly reminds people that he is the only person who has beaten Trump, and he remains convinced that he is the Democrat who can do it again. The New York Times reported.
The former president announced last week that he will run for president again. But first, Trump will have to win the Republican nomination. While he has no announced competition, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis tops the list of those most likely to hire him.
Biden, meanwhile, is weighing his next move with insiders saying he’s more likely to run again if Trump is on the GOP ticket.
“Why would he get out now?” told presidential historian Douglas Brinkley Politics from Biden. “He has no clear successor and what matters here is Trump. Joe Biden is seen as the killer of Donald Trump and many Democrats think he can do it again.”
“He was not my first or second choice for president, but I am a convert,” Rep. Pramila Jayapal, head of the Progressive Caucus, said of the president. “I never thought I’d say this, but I think he should run for another term and finish this agenda that we’ve put together.”
Joe Biden sees himself as the only Democrat who can ‘beat’ Donald Trump in the 2024 presidential election
Donald Trump announced last week that he will run for president again
Biden has said his “intention” is to run again.
He, first lady Jill Biden and their children Hunter and Ashley are spending Thanksgiving together on Nantucket, where one of the talking points will be whether or not Biden should run for the White House again.
“I hope Jill and I get some time to slip away for a week — between Christmas and Thanksgiving,” he said of conversations the family is having earlier this year.
“And I suspect we’ll make that judgment early next year,” he added.
Meanwhile, several Democrats told CNN that they are more convinced than ever that Biden is their best bet to beat Trump, who announced last week that he is running for president again.
The Democrats did better than expected in the midterm elections. They held on to the Senate and the Republicans barely won a majority in the House instead of getting a red seat wave as predicted.
“This win belongs to Joe Biden,” Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren said on NBC’s Meet the Press after that election.
Biden, whose approval rating averages around 40, has been criticized for high inflation that has increased the cost of living. But he is led to blame the COVID pandemic and the Russian invasion of Ukraine.
Gas prices are starting to fall and inflation is starting to ease – although many economists are concerned that the country could slide into recession next year.
But Democrats said they believe they misjudged Biden’s appeal to voters.
In addition, in the wake of the midterm elections, the number of Democratic voters who believe Biden could win in 2024 has risen to 71 percent, a double-digit increase from the 60 percent who thought so in August, a new USA TODAY/Ipsos Poll found it.
But Biden also turned 80 on Sunday. He is the oldest president ever elected and if he ran again in 2024 and won, he would be 86 at the end of a second term.
Questions remain about his age and condition.
“So the president is in good health and has an active lifestyle. That’s from the doctor — he shared that with me,” White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre told reporters Tuesday when asked about Biden’s health following the milestone birthday.
“He will undergo a physical examination in the coming months and the results will be released in the same manner as last year,” she said.
But his advancing years have led to concerns that if Trump is not the nominee, Biden could run into trouble against a younger GOP opponent, such as Florida Governor Ron DeSantis.
“I’m still waiting, and I think a lot of people are,” said Democratic Representative Ann McLane Kuster CNN of Biden, noting that she “has been a Biden fan since she was pregnant with my son, who just got sworn in at the New York Bar.”
Meanwhile, Trump, who announced last week that he will make another presidential bid, may also face questions about his age. He’s 76.
He is also likely to face a Republican primary in 2024. The former president would be 82 when he leaves office if he wins a second term.
THE BIDEN FAMILY ARRIVE: (From left) President Joe Biden, First Lady Jill Biden, Ashley Biden, Melissa Cohen, baby Beau Biden and Hunter Biden disembark Air Force One Tuesday evening for their Nantucket Thanksgiving holiday
“Biden’s age will likely remain a topic of debate, but with Trump now in the race – who is only four years his junior – it will be difficult for Republicans to argue that Biden’s age matters but Trump’s does not,” said David Greenberg. a professor of history and journalism at Rutgers University and media studies and an expert on American political and cultural history, told DailyMail.com.
When Trump announced his 2024 presidential run, he said ignored Republican critics and those who blamed him for the GOPis disappointing intermediate to state in full force his intention to be back in the Oval Office to “drain the swamp” while the land is “destroyed for our lives.”
He used his speech to attack President Biden, the “radical left” Democrats, and their record on the economy and world stage in the two years since he left office.
“To make America great and glorious again, today I’m announcing my candidacy for the presidency of the United States,” he affirmed to great cheers before addressing the FBI raid, the “fake” file, “the deep state’ and lobbyists.