As the establishment media has adopted an increasingly critical attitude toward President Joe Biden’s probable reelection run, Biden’s delayed decision over whether to begin a 2024 campaign is reportedly producing “doubt” and an “awkward deep freeze throughout the party.”
Politico asserted on Wednesday that Biden’s refusal to swiftly announce a reelection campaign, which was originally planned for February but is now purportedly pushed back to April, was the cause of “a feeling of skepticism sneaking into conversations around 2024. However, even that aim is not definite. People close to the president claim that there is no official procedure or a hard deadline for choosing a launch date,” according to a Politico article by Jonathan Lemire, Christopher Cadelago, Eli Stokols, Holly Otterbein, and Elena Schneider.
According to “three sources familiar with the conversations,” the Politico writers said that Biden’s hesitation has harmed the Democratic Party by impeding the creation of any backup plan that could be required if Biden decides not to run. They wrote that “the 80-year-old president’s indecision had caused an awkward deep freeze throughout the party, where some possible presidential contenders and scores of big donors are developing strategies and even working to develop a Plan B while attempting to stay respectful and openly supportive of the president.”
Biden’s alleged “intention” to run for president in 2024 was highlighted by White House spokesman Andrew Bates in response to the article, even though no decision has been taken. “The president has openly informed the nation that he plans to run but hasn’t made up his mind,” according to Bates.
Some insider for Biden told Politico that “an inertia has set in. It is not that he won’t run; but in fact, that is the dominant view. But there has been no decision made. And until there is, nothing will be decided.”
The analysis from Politico confirms the narrative promoted by the mainstream media since Biden’s foreign policy choices led to the catastrophic Afghan departure in 2021. Since the gaffe and other errors from the standpoint of the far left, the media’s enthusiasm for Biden starting a reelection campaign has waned, citing his advanced age and mental capacity.
The White House’s attempt to downplay the situation was described as a balancing act by one publication. According to Edward-Isaac Dovere and Phil Mattingly of CNN, “it is leading to a concentration on events that try to play up the president’s vigor while trying to achieve a balance in the schedule of a guy who usually makes more mistakes when he is exhausted.”
At 80 years old, Joe Biden is the eldest president in American history and if he were to be reelected in 2024 he would continue to be so. By the conclusion of his second term, if he does end up running for reelection and wins, he will be 86 years old.
The New York Times reported on Sunday that three possible campaign managers for Biden’s potential 2024 run have declined, sending up warning signs that Democrats are worried about the president’s chances of winning reelection. For professional reasons, the strategists who refused to work with the president also declined to discuss the position further.
The media has also attempted to get Democratic lawmakers to offer their opinions on Biden’s chances in 2024. Dems. are concerned about Biden’s capacity to win reelection and guide the Democrat Party to success, claims Politico Magazine’s Jonathan Martin.