Democrats may be worried about President Joe Biden’s chances of winning reelection because three campaign strategists had allegedly declined to run his potential 2024 campaign.
The New York Times claimed that three different campaign strategists have declined to work with Biden’s advisers on three consecutive occasions as he purportedly gets ready to start his reelection campaign. For professional reasons, the strategists that refused to work with the president also declined to discuss the position further.
Biden’s 2024 campaign was rejected, which is noteworthy because polls indicate that the majority of Dems do not support Biden’s candidacy. Only 37% of Democrats, down from 52% before the 2022 midterm elections, say they want him to run for re-election.
However, it seems that Biden still intends to run for re-election. According to The Times, Biden is attempting to persuade his staff that his property in Wilmington, Delaware, where sensitive documents were discovered stowed in his house and garage, would make the greatest location for his campaign headquarters in 2024.
It seems that not everyone concurs with Biden’s choice of venue. Biden’s Wilmington home, according to reports, “would make recruitment more difficult, with younger campaign workers not keen to spend a year in a sleepy, little town,” according to several advisers. Others, it seems, are interested in his 2020 campaign’s headquarters in Philadelphia.
While preparations for the 2024 race are underway, several Democratic lawmakers have voiced concerns about Biden’s prospects for reelection due to his advanced age. At 80 years old, Biden is the eldest president in American history and would continue to be so if he were to be reelected in 2024. By the end of his second term, if he runs for reelection and succeeds, he will be 86 years old.
Rep. Dean Phillips (D-MN) told Politico Magazine that “nobody wants to be the one to do something that would harm the possibilities of a Democratic triumph in 2024. However, in private settings, the discussion is the exact opposite: If this road is cleaned, we could be at a larger danger.”
A poll conducted on Friday found that while 43% of respondents believed Biden to be mentally ready to serve, 57% disagreed. Notably, 66% of independents had reservations. 34 percent didn’t.