President Biden announced the start of his reelection campaign on Tuesday, April 25th. Biden’s 2024 presidential run will mark the start of his final campaign.
Biden, who recently returned from a weeklong trip in Ireland, told reporters that he was going to be making an announcement for 2024 “relatively soon.” He once again reiterated that he always intended to run for office again.
This past Thursday, multiple outlets reported that Biden and his team were preparing for his reelection announcement through video. A source had also told The Hill that Biden might be announcing his campaign next week.
Biden and the Democratic National Committee (DNC) earlier this month scheduled next year’s convention which is set to take place in October. Top Democratic donors are currently preparing to meet with Biden next week to discuss his 2024 presidential campaign.
His choice to announce on Tuesday was not coincidental; it marks the fourth anniversary of Biden launching his 2020 presidential campaign in 2019, during which he promised to “heal the soul of the nation.” Biden is known for being a creature of habit and a man who often relies on tradition, so it is unsurprising that he chose this day for his announcement.
One Democratic official who is closely associated with the Biden administration also argued that former President Barack Obama had chosen to announce his reelection campaign in April 2011 through an online video, which might explain Biden’s strategy of announcing online instead of organizing a large in-person event.
In his three-minute announcement video, Biden pledges to “finish the job.” Should he win another term, he will be 86 years old when he finally exits the White House. Voters on both sides of the aisle remain skeptical of whether he will be able to manage another four years as president, as well as how he will navigate the dual role of president and candidate on the campaign trail.