Supporters of former President Barack Obama are hoping that President Joe Biden will not seek reelection and that instead, he will step to the side, allowing for a younger candidate to place a bid for the White House.
Johanna Maska, a former Obama aide while appearing on former MI6 Director Richard Dearlove’s One Decision podcast, noted that one of the key concerns they had was regarding Biden’s age. Biden turned 80 earlier this year. Another key concern comes from the good midterm performance of the GOP.
Maska added that she had previously worked with Biden, and while she has “great respect for him”, she was hoping that he “would be a transition president to bring us back from Donald Trump and figure out what our future is.”
She added that Biden has said he would take the holidays with his family to decide what to do, but that she believed those from the Obama generation were hoping to see a new leader emerge.
Biden himself had previously maintained that he would be running again, but most people are not yet convinced that will be the case.
Even Democrats from across the country believe that Biden will make a decision on whether or not he will run during the holidays. This was also reaffirmed by White House Chief of Staff Ron Klain told former Wall Street Journal editor Gerald Seib.
Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo has recently said that she believed and hoped that President Biden would seek reelection.