While it’s difficult to believe for many on both sides of the political aisle that President Joe Biden will actually seek a second term in the White House in the 2024 election, his administration, for now, insists that he’ll go for it.
However, according to Fox News, a growing number of 2020 Democratic presidential nominee hopefuls seem to believe otherwise, as they keep coming back to New Hampshire, home of the first primary in an election, and where potential campaigns seek life.
Many of the candidates returning to The Granite State are up for reelection in 2022, or pushing other 2022 candidates, but some believe the visits to New Hampshire serve a dual purpose.
The observations come as the November midterms near, and speculation regarding what the Democratic Party will do about 2024 continues to ramp up.
Who showed up?
Among the Democratic 2020 alums who have already been or plan to go to New Hampshire includes Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN). The senator, who did quite well, relatively speaking, in the New Hampshire 2020 primary, is scheduled to host a state party dinner and fundraiser in early March.
“The path to holding and expanding the Democratic majority in Congress runs through New Hampshire. I am thrilled to be back in the Granite State,” Klobuchar recently said of her upcoming visit.
Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ), who flamed out in the 2020 primary, traveled back to New Hampshire as recently as December to headline a dinner fundraiser.
Though it was on behalf of the Biden administration, Transporation Secretary Pete Buttigieg also visited the state in December, amid rumors that he could replace Vice President Kamala Harris down the road.
Speaking of Harris, she also visited the state last year, also on official White House business, but her appearance was noted.
Biden insists he’ll run
Though Biden would be a staggering 82-years-old should he be reelected in 2024, many believe that age aside, he’s simply not cognitively fit to run the country in his current condition, let alone three years from now. That hasn’t stopped him from pledging to continue on.
“My answer is yes. I plan on running for reelection. That’s my expectation,” Biden said recently when pressed by a reporter on his plans.
Only time will tell, but with Biden’s continued failures, and cognitive decline, it’s not unreasonable to presume that a number of 2020 hopefuls — and probably a few new entries — are gearing up to be the face of the party in the near future.