Biden’s Staffing Dilemma

Gage Skidmore from Surprise, AZ, United States of America, CC BY-SA 2.0 , via Wikimedia Commons

President Biden’s top aides are reportedly searching for a campaign manager to lead Biden’s reelection campaign. According to sources familiar with the matter, the tough part of finding the right campaign manager is hiring someone who is capable of handling the reelection campaigns operations while those making decisions would continue to operate from the White House.

The campaign manager and top staff would most likely function as implementers rather than having the power to make actual decisions. This has resulted in the job not being desirable to seasoned political professionals.

A source familiar with the process asked “Do you want to take on a job that has five bosses?” However, White House spokesperson Andrew Bates has claimed that the administration is not having any problems with finding a campaign manager.

Top Biden advisers are currently in the process of interviewing and discussing with a number of different candidates for the campaign manager position as well as for other leadership roles. Reportedly they are currently looking at individuals who managed some of the most competitive 2022 midterm races and veterans who worked on Biden’s 2020 presidential campaign.

The problem of finding staff to handle the campaign is potentially intensifying as Biden is potentially planning to launch his presidential campaign within the next couple of months. With the president’s physical exam now completed, the President is one step closer to announcing his reelection campaign.