Report: Biden Privately Tells Obama He'll Run Again in 2024

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    The Facts

    • Biden has privately told former President Barack Obama that he will run for re-election in 2024, the Hill reported on Tues.

    • In public remarks, the Biden administration has stated many times that the president plans to run for re-election, but the private admission hints that he's serious and not simply trying to avoid becoming a lame duck.

    The Spin

    Democratic narrative

    Despite some fresher faces in the field, Biden might be the Democrats' best chance at retaining the White House. Things will get better if inflation and the pandemic wane. A Republican takeover of at least part of Congress will also give Biden something to rally his base against.

    Republican narrative

    With so many things going wrong in the US under Biden's watch, and with him in physical and mental decline, it's ludicrous that he'd consider running again. But the Dems have no choice because their bench is thin, highlighted by the unpopular, ill-prepared VP Harris.

    Metaculus Prediction

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