Former Senator Chris Dodd suggests Joe Biden won’t run in 2024.
Almost a year after Joe Biden’s presidency, enthusiasm has reached such a low point that former Senator Chris Dodd (D-CT) has suggested the aging politician might not seek reelection in 2024.
Talking with him New York Times on the Biden administration’s efforts to beef up the approval of Vice President Kamala Harris, Dodd, who served alongside Joe Biden in the Senate for 28 years.
Also, he served as a member of the search committee for the vice president of the Biden campaign, He said the president “may not” seek reelection.
“I hope the president will run for re-election,” Dodd said. “But for some reason that might not be the case, it’s hard to believe that there would be a shortlist without Kamala’s name. She is the Vice President of the United States. “
Should Joe Biden, whose approval rating is now 37.8 percent according to a USA Today/ Suffolk University Poll: If they did not seek re-election in 2024, Democrats would have an uphill battle to select a candidate who could retain the White House, given that Vice President Kamala Harris has an even lower approval rating, 27, 8 percent.
“Vice President Kamala Harris’s approval rating is 28%, even worse than Biden’s.” USA TodaySusan Page and Rick Rouan wrote. “The survey shows that 51% disapprove of the work they are doing. One in five, 21%, is undecided.”
The poll also showed that if elections were held today, former President Trump would easily defeat Biden.
“If the presidential election were today between Biden and Trump, 44% say they would vote for Trump, 40% for Biden, 11% for an anonymous third candidate. In last year’s election, Biden beat Trump 54% -47%, ”Page and Rouan wrote.
Despite former Senator Chris Dodd’s misgivings, President Biden, who will turn 79 this month, said he plans to run for re-election earlier this year.
“My plan is to run for reelection. That is my expectation ” Biden said in March.
“I said, ‘That’s my expectation,'” he added. “I am a great respectful of destiny. I’ve never been able to safely plan four and a half years, three and a half years. ”
However, in an opinion piece for The Hill, Myra Adams wrote that Biden’s promise to run for re-election may have been premature, lamenting that Biden has to make a decision soon on when he will officially announce his decision to bypass the 2024 election.
“The earlier Biden announces his lame-duck status, the more his power diminishes, reflecting the aura of a failed presidency,” Adams wrote. “More momentous is the prospect of national security if enemies think a ‘defeated’ Biden signals an opportune time for aggression.”
“The longer Biden takes his announcement, the more disabled those seeking the nomination will be. It takes almost two years for the organizational structure to raise the mega-millions of dollars needed to run a successful presidential primary campaign, ”continued Adams.