While the 2022 midterms are now just months away, much of the political speculation that we’ve endured in recent days has looked well beyond this congressional contest, and sought answers regarding the larger, more turbulent contest to come in 2024.
For the GOP, there is but one question to be answered: Will Donald Trump run for President again? The former Commander in Chief has hinted at another campaign time and again, and is said to be waiting until after the coming midterms to make any sort of official announcement, as throwing his hat in the ring early would give Democratic candidates in that contest a rather large target to help motivate their anti-Trump base.
But on the left side of the aisle things are a bit more complicated. Incumbent President Joe Biden has insisted that he’ll be running for reelection, despite his horrendous polling figures and a growing disdain among the Democrats regarding his job performance.
Now, multiple-time presidential candidate Hillary Clinton is weighing in on the race, and offering up a rather bold suggestion.
Hillary Clinton dismissed a 2024 presidential bid on Friday by maintaining Joe Biden will stand again and any move by her into the political spotlight would detract from his efforts to return to the White House.Trending:
Clinton used an interview with the Financial Times to rule out a strike for high public office. “No, out of the question,” she told the newspaper, pointing to Biden’s professed desire to run for reelection.
The former Secretary of State went further by offering a more detailed observation that her entry to the field would take the focus off the incumbent who she would rather support than challenge:
“First of all, I expect Biden to run. He certainly intends to run. It would be very disruptive to challenge that.”
Biden has said publicly and privately said that he intends to run for reelection in 2024.
Another Biden run for the White House would almost certainly give the 2024 advantage to Donald Trump, however, and there are a growing number of Democrats who’ve been vocal about this very fact.