Biden has a big problem in 2024.
The 2024 Presidential election is likely to be the sequel of 2020, as Americans gear up for a potential Presidential rematch between President Joe Biden and former President Donald Trump.
Although Trump hasn’t officially announced a bid for the 2024 Presidential election, he remains the most dominant influential figure in the GOP, despite wading through a sea of troubles.
All the signs are there. In this year alone, Trump has held several campaign-style rallies. On Saturday (March 12), he held one in South Carolina, with another one scheduled in Georgia in two weeks.
Biden, for his part, has also made it clear that he would be seeking reelection in 2024, even as he would be 82 at the time of his potential second inauguration. But with Biden, it’s not speculation. The President has mentioned, on more than one occasion, that he intends to run. Remarks that have eradicated any inference he would back out and make Vice President Kamala Harris an early favorite to be the Democratic nominee.
Given a choice between Biden and Trump in 2024, the nation is evenly divided, at least according to a Wall Street Journal poll that showed both men received 45 percent support among registered voters.
The poll also reveals how politically resilient Trump is, considering he has been impeached twice. The first impeachment was for questionable dealings with Ukraine and the second for inciting the January 6 riot.
But through all the investigations, damning allegations, social media bans, and Trump’s repetition of false claims that rampant election fraud caused his loss, he remains the GOP’s only Presidential contender.
What’s more, is between him and Biden, there is no clear winner.
To Trump admirers, the former President will also need to overcome his biggest handicap if he wants to emerge with a Presidential victory.
Acknowledging that Republican voters love Trump, Barry Bennet, a senior adviser for Trump’s 2016 campaign, said, “Everybody loves the policies he embodied. But they could do without some of the silliness. And he is going to have to come up with a reason to run that isn’t just ‘I’m pissed that I lost.'”