President Biden has announced his intention to run for re-election in 2024. However, a recent NBC poll suggests that more than half of Democrats do not want him to run again due to his age. While Biden may be able to beat Donald Trump, his likely opponent, who is also in his 70s, a younger GOP nominee would have a significant advantage.
Experts like Rich Lowry from the National Review suggest that Biden’s political genius is not provoking strong negative emotions because no one, in particular, thinks of him as being in charge or as having anything interesting to say.
While his administration’s actions could be considered radical and lawless, it’s challenging to associate those qualities with an elderly man who tells stories of his bygone cooperation with Republicans and often rambles to little effect.
While Biden’s political strategists may be trying to protect him from unscripted exchanges, the president will have to defend his record in the coming election, including successes like passing a COVID relief bill and infrastructure law and addressing climate change.
However, he has also faced significant challenges like the chaotic withdrawal from Afghanistan and border issues.
In the end, the 2024 election will test whether a minor presence like Biden can win again or not, and a younger GOP nominee could have a significant advantage.