In his State of the Union speech, minor clues suggest President Joe Biden will probably announce his re-election for the second term in 2024 in the coming months.
On Tuesday, in the State of the Union address President Biden laid off his legislative programs for the coming year. Mr. Biden sounded as though he is cementing his foot for a second run in 2024, he made it clear that he’s not cooling down with his political ambitions.
We got a preview of his future plans as he listed off his achievements and the foundation of his campaign platform to be.
He boasted about his 2022 accomplishments as many would have expected, after his challenging first year in the White House.
Mentioning his achievements, he emphasized economic reforms that created more jobs in the past two years that no other president had ever achieved in four years. Unemployment rates were the lowest during his tenure in half a century. Although the pandemic lay-offs began under his predecessor president Donald Trump.
In his legislative successes, Mr. Biden introduced a major infrastructure bill that will reconstruct all the crumbling roads and bridges across the US. Meanwhile, forging greater cross-party support.
He has also laid plans on encouraging greater production of semiconductor chips in America, reducing the reliance on imports from China. This was a part of a clean energy drive and tax breaks among others including the climate change policies.
After the results, better than expected for Democrats in the previous year’s midterm elections. Mr. Biden is in a confident position for a win in the second term.
Above all, Mr. Biden is not facing any serious challenges within the Democrats. No other senior legislator would dare to file a nomination as a potential candidate when Biden is running again.
In a recent poll by ABC-Washington Post, voters were asked about Biden vs Trump rematch. The voters gave about 45% to 48% to Trump as being a desirable candidate for president, considering the little margin, but still concerning to the Democrats.
Democrats hope for the best, while polls say otherwise
Julian Castro, a former Obama cabinet member tweeted “ Two years will be forever and it’s just one poll, It would be worrisome, after a string of wins, If he ended fairing poorly in this.”
In numerous surveys, the prospect of a Biden candidacy doesn’t spark among the voters. A poll survey by AP-NORC suggests that, about 62% of Democrats don’t want him to be the president again.
Many had issues with his old age and would prefer to see a younger candidate. In a survey published by CBS poll on Tuesday, they asked voters, who later responded that Biden’s policies were fuelling inflation, increasing gas prices, and overall making the economy worse.
It would be ridiculously early to make any assumptions and to make out what voters will be thinking in the next 21 months from now.
By 2024, the Biden cabinet feels that voters will start benefiting from some of the legislation passed during these 21 months.
They hope the infrastructure spending will not only repair the bridges and roads but also the fabric of the nation and will create more jobs.
They believe manufacturing industries will bring greater investments. Making it possible to tame inflation.
Biden’s growing age a roadblock
The White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre told reporters, Democrats have won the mid-term elections all due to Mr. Biden’s successes. As the team is all prepared to mount the 2024 campaign, questions were raised about his age and his record.
On Tuesday, the rising Republican star Sarah Huckabee Sanders highlighted the issue of the generational gap to push a new wave of young conservatives to take the realm.
The oldest American President in US history, Joe Biden’s appearance in his primetime speech matters a lot as much as what he had said.
The people know that he would be 86 by the end of the second term. There are doubts amongst his voters about his advancing years.
On Tuesday, with immense passion and confidence, he taunted his Republican opponents. He succeeded in sounding really energetic and was often heard repeatedly saying “finish the job”.
Later that day, after finishing his address, Mr. Biden headed to Wisconsin to promote his infrastructure plan.