Last updated on May 17th, 2023 at 01:01 am
President Joe Biden has officially announced his candidacy for the 2024 Presidential election. Biden on Tuesday, April 25 formally announced that he is running for reelection in 2024, asking voters to give him more time to “finish this job” and extend the run of America’s oldest president for another four years.
US President Joe Biden setting the stage for a potential rematch with Donald Trump. The Democrat said it was a pivotal moment with freedoms and rights under threat. In his re-election announcement video which begins with footage from the events of January 6th at the Capitol, Biden claimed that “MAGA extremists are lining up to threaten democracy.” Biden focused on the need to defend democracy and personal freedoms while criticizing the actions of the “MAGA extremists” who he believes threaten the country. Even with low approval ratings, Biden remains popular with the majority of Democrats, who view his handling of the presidency favorably. While he faces no severe challenges for his party’s nomination, he is likely to face a hard-fought battle for the presidency.
In my opinion, it’s a “do-nothing” and “say-nothing” re-election video that seems to take a passive and non-committal approach, which might resonate with supporters of a president who has a 39% approval rating. Even so, critics argue that the president’s habit of demonizing those who disagree with his progressive left-wing policies, while presenting himself as modest is not an effective way to lead a country.
“Let’s Finish the Job” Joe Biden’s 2024 Re-Election Campaign Slogan
Joe Biden has chosen “Let’s Finish The Job” for his 2024 re-election campaign slogan. Biden’s campaign slogan is a call to voters to give him more time to continue with his legislative agenda, which he believes is essential for the country’s future. Most of the taxpayers are concerned that his real agenda is to fundamentally transform America into a socialist state.
“When I ran for President four years ago, I said we are in a battle for the soul of America and we still are. The question we are facing is whether in the years ahead we have more freedom or less freedom, more rights or fewer," said President Biden.
Regarding policy, Biden’s campaign will likely focus on his accomplishments in his first term, including the successful implementation of his infrastructure bill and the American Rescue Plan, which provided financial support to millions of Americans during the COVID-19 pandemic. He will also tout his experience in Washington, which spans over 50 years, as a significant advantage over his opponents.
Biden’s re-election bid comes at a time when the country is experiencing uncertain economic crosscurrents. Inflation is ticking down after reaching its highest level in nearly 40 years, but there are still concerns about the long-term effects of the pandemic on the economy. The country is also facing social and political challenges, with the Democrats and Republicans having different thinking on many issues.
Democrats Divided on 2024 Candidate: A Look at Biden’s Re-Election Bid
As the highly anticipated national event draws closer, potential candidates from both the Democratic and Republican parties are tirelessly promoting their election campaigns. On the other hand, Democrats still view Biden favorably, less than half believe he is the strongest candidate for their party in 2024. However, Republicans are warning that if Biden wins, inflation will continue to rise, crime rates will go up, more fentanyl will cross the border, and American families will be worse off. They believe that he is the worst president in history and that his re-election would be disastrous for Americans.
For now, the 76-year-old Trump is the favorite to emerge as the Republican nominee, creating the potential of a historic sequel to the bitterly fought 2020 campaign. But he faces significant hurdles of his own, including criminal charges. Governor Ron DeSantis has emerged as an early alternative to Trump, but questions remain about his readiness to campaign outside of his increasingly Republican-leaning state.
Biden’s Age and Approval Ratings: Challenges for 2024
Biden, who would be 86 at the end of a second term, is betting his first-term legislative achievements and more than 50 years of experience in Washington will count for more than concerns over his age. He faces a smooth path to winning his party’s nomination, with no serious Democratic challengers. But he’s still set for a hard-fought struggle to retain the presidency.
Americans are more likely to disapprove (50%) than approve (42%) of the way Biden is currently handling his job as president but Democrats’ views are much more favorable. While many Democrats aren’t enthusiastic about Biden running again, the vast majority approve of how he’s handling the position, by a margin of 79% to 16%.
Republicans have accused Biden of dividing the country and perpetuating false narratives, such as those related to “Book Bans” and “Voting Rights”. In reality, they argue, Biden’s Policies are about controlling and enabling voter fraud at every level. The incumbent president’s campaign message is that he needs more time to finish the work he started.
“If voters let Biden ‘finish the job,’ inflation will continue to skyrocket, crime rates will rise, more fentanyl will cross our open borders, children will continue to be left behind, and American families will be worse off,” Republican National Committee Chair Ronna McDaniel said in a statement.
In a post on Twitter, Senator Marjorie Taylor Green accused Biden of telling “lies in his pre-recorded 2024 re-election video,” adding “shame on Joe Biden for lying and selfishly deciding to run for re-election” and “Joe himself has already proven he’s the worst president in history.”
Fewer than half of Democrats say Joe Biden is the strongest candidate that Democrats could nominate for president in 2024. Republicans are more likely both to see Trump as their strongest potential candidate and to want him to run than Democrats are to say the same about Biden, though the differences are narrow. Most Republicans want Trump to run and 53% say he is their strongest candidate. Among Democrats, less than half want Biden to run and just 44% say he is the strongest candidate that their party could nominate. Three in 10 Democrats say he is not, 44% favor him and 26% are uncertain.
In short President Biden’s bid for re-election comes at a time of economic uncertainty in the United States. While inflation has decreased after reaching its highest rate in a generation, unemployment remains at a 50-year low, and the economy continues to display resilience despite the Federal Reserve’s interest rate hikes. Even so, Biden’s economic policies have been criticized for being costly, resulting in corporate layoffs and contributing to record inflation, leaving many Americans feeling that the country is headed in the wrong direction.
As the 2024 election approaches, it will serve as a referendum on President Biden and his agenda, and voters will have the opportunity to “Finish the job” and send him into retirement in Delaware.