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Biden announces bid for presidential re-election

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By Camerron Martin

President Joe Biden’s administration has released a statement announcing that he will be running for reelection during the 2024 Presidential Election. Through a short three-minute video released, President Biden gave his statement about his reelection run will be happening along with what he has in mind for the future of our country.

President Biden’s announcement video depicted scenes from troubled times in the United States’ recent history, such as protests over abortion and marriage rights, as well as the events that took place in the nation’s capital on Jan. 6, 2021. The video’s imagery also showed and called out a handful of Republican figures, such as Ron DeSantis and Donald Trump. President Biden stated in his announcement, “MAGA extremists are lining up to take on those bedrock freedoms.” 

The freedoms in question apply to every United States citizen, granting them equal liberties. In the following weeks, President Biden plans to set up meetings with advisors and donors to aid him in his 2024 campaign, a similar method he had used during his run for the presidency in 2020.

Throughout the video, President Biden reinstated many similar themes he had initially stated during his first election run. 

“When I ran for President four years ago, I said we are in a battle for the soul of America, and we still are. The question we are facing is whether in the years ahead we have more freedom or less freedom, more rights or fewer,” said President Biden. 

He clarifies what he wants to achieve for our country in his possible future presidency. However, other candidates have already announced their plans for running in the 2024 election, such as South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley and former Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson. Former President Donald Trump had also announced that he would be running in the election. However, his recent indictment leaves it unclear whether this will happen.  

With President Biden’s announcement came many concerns regarding his ability to secure another full presidential term successfully. As of now, President Biden is the oldest presidential candidate to win an election at eighty, making him eighty-two years old at the start of the next election. Should he win his reelection and serve the full four terms, he will be eight-six, which has led to many of those around him within his administration as well as those who support him concerned that his age could become a problem for him as well as his chances to act as president in the future. 

The future of our government as well as our country is currently sitting at an uneasy point, with tensions between Republicans and Democrats growing more and more as the big election season draws closer. With the 2024 elections coming up and President Biden’s Announcement for a reelection run, the idea that his administration stole the 2020 election is once again fresher in people’s minds, as it is likely we may see new regulations put into place to monitor the election as Republicans will use the idea as an argument against President Biden. Should his health remain in shape enough to support another term as President?

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