Nearly one year into Joe Biden’s presidency, enthusiasm has fallen to such an extent that former Senator Chris Dodd suggested the aging politician might not run for reelection in 2024. Dodd, who was a member of the Biden campaign vice president search committee and worked with Joe Biden for 28 years in the Senate, stated that the president might not run for reelection.
Dodd stated, “I hope the president runs for office,” “But whatever reason that might be, it’s difficult to believe there would ever be a shortlist without Kamala on it. She is the vice president of America. The Democrats would face a difficult task in choosing a candidate who could keep the White House if Joe Biden, whose approval is now is at 37.8%, does not run for reelection. Vice President Kamala Harris, however, has a lower approval rating of 27.8 percent.
The poll showed that 51% of respondents disapproved of her job. Two-fifths of the respondents (21%) are undecided.”
A poll showed that former President Trump would easily beat Biden if an election was held today. It was noted that if the presidential election was between Trump and Biden today, 44% would vote for Trump, 40% would vote for Biden, and 11% for a third-party candidate.
Former Sen. Chris Dodd had doubts about President Biden’s intentions to run for reelection in 2016, even though Biden claimed that was his plan and expectation back in March.
Myra Adams, however, wrote in an opinion piece for The Hill that Biden’s promise to run for reelection might have been premature. She lamented that Biden must make a decision quickly about when he will announce his decision to withdraw from the 2024 election.
Adams wrote that the earlier Biden declares his lame-duck status, the greater his power will decrease, reflecting the aura associated with a failed presidency. National security is more important if enemies believe a ‘defeated Biden’ signals an opportune moment for aggression.
“The more Biden holds off on his announcement, the more people who are interested in the nomination will be left behind,” said Adams. Adams said that it takes nearly two years to build up the organizational infrastructure necessary to raise the megamillions required to win a successful presidential primary campaign.”