On Tuesday, the 80-year-old president will release a video announcing his intention to run for president again in 2024.
The intentions were first published by the Washington Post on Thursday, which was chosen to coincide with the date when Biden successfully began his 2020 presidential campaign.
Biden waited until April 25, 2019, to declare through video message that he will run for president in 2020.
Despite his victory against former President Donald Trump in the 2020 election, concerns have been raised regarding his ability to maintain his position as the oldest American president and if his low approval ratings may provide an opening for Trump or another Republican.
After indicating he would discuss it with family on travels to Nantucket and St. Croix, Biden looked ready to launch his 2024 reelection candidacy after the holidays, but the announcement was postponed for months.
While this was going on, Biden attracted not one but two Democratic candidates, both of whom were considered long shots: first, self-help expert Marianne Williamson, and then, on Wednesday in Boston, Robert F. Kennedy Jr.
Kennedy is one of the country’s most vocal anti-vaxxers, which would certainly sink his candidacy for the Democratic nomination despite his well-known political name.
USA Today/Suffolk University reported this week that while the president holds 67% of the popular vote, his support among Biden’s voters is at 14%.
Trump, Biden’s major Republican opponent, made his candidacy announcement at an unprecedentedly early stage.
On November 15, 2022, a week after the midterm elections, he announced his acceptance into Mar-a-Lago in a speech.
Since then, former U.N. Ambassador and Trump appointee Nikki Haley announced her candidacy for the Republican nomination, and South Carolina Senator Tim Scott established an exploratory committee.
Entrepreneur Vivek Ramaswamy and lesser-known ex-Governor of Arkansas Asa Hutchinson have both declared their candidacies.
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis is considering a candidacy, as are former Vice President Mike Pence and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.
When announcing his candidacy for president in 2020, Biden brought up the 2017 violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, when white supremacists assembled and a counterprotester was killed.
After Trump said that there were “very fine people” on both sides, President Biden attacked him, stating that he was battling for the “soul of the nation.”
In his State of the Union speech, the president dropped hints about a prospective campaign theme for his reelection in 2024 by saying on many occasions that it was time to let him “finish the job.”
Early on January 2019, Biden led a campaign event in the pivotal state of Pennsylvania’s steel city of Pittsburgh.
But Biden has two huge formal events to attend next week in Washington, so he’ll be stuck there.
On Wednesday, he will receive President Yoon Suk Yeol of South Korea for the second state banquet of his presidency.
On Saturday night, the president will attend the annual White House Correspondents’ Dinner.