Joe Biden’s not done inflicting his agenda on America.
After months of rumors about Biden running for a second term, he is on the verge of making a decision.
And now, Biden just made one massive re-election announcement.
Joe Biden has taken one more step towards formally declaring his re-election campaign when he recently announced that he is likely going to throw his hat into the ring in 2024, against a wave of opposition from both the Republican and Democratic Parties.
Despite being one of the most unpopular politicians in America today, Biden appears to be poised to try and run for a second term for the presidency, and he made his intentions clear in recent comments made in the White House on the night of the 2022 midterms.
Bloomberg reports, “President Joe Biden said he still plans to seek re-election — and that he’d likely make an official call early next year — after Democrats staved off worst-case-scenario congressional losses in Tuesday’s midterm elections.”
“Our intention is to run again, that’s been our intention, regardless of what the outcome of this election was,” Biden announced.
The decision comes after Democrats did better than expected in many races for U.S. Senate and the House of Representatives in the 2022 midterm elections, which should have been a red wave year.
Republicans did score massive victories in both Florida and New York, but outside of these two states many Republican candidates ended up in a wash with their Democrat opponents; though Biden’s chief ally in the House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi, is expected to lose her position as speaker.
While it’s clear that Democrats remain energized, there’s very little enthusiasm for Biden himself.
In fact, Biden currently has one of the worst approval ratings of any president in American history.
But that apparently isn’t going to stop Biden from trying to force the American people to re-elect him in 2024.
Yet despite Biden’s plans, Bloomberg also reports that “just 27% of Americans say they want Biden to run again.”
It’s clear that almost no one in either party wants to see Biden in office any longer.
But Biden remains favored to win the Democratic nomination in two years, while opinion polling and betting markets remain very mixed as to his odds against the two potential Republican frontrunners, Donald Trump and Ron DeSantis.
Biden’s formal re-election announcement is expected to come in several months, perhaps in early 2023 after the impending December runoff in Georgia.
Biden’s decision to run for re-election could also hamper Democrats who are worried about a potential congressional wipeout in 2024, after largely defying expectations in 2022.
That’s because the Senate map that is up for election in two years is a nightmare for Democrats, who have to defend more than 10 seats that are expected to be competitive.
And Biden’s extreme unpopularity, combined with a lack of enthusiasm by Democrats for his potential second campaign, could end up wrecking the party’s chances to hold onto control of the U.S. Senate for years to come.