Biden Told Obama “He’s Running Again.”

Biden has told Obama he’s running again 

President Biden has told former President Obama that he is planning to run for reelection in 2024, two sources tell The Hill.  

The admission to Obama is the latest indication that Biden is likely to run for a second term, something the president has spoken about publicly.  

During a press conference in Brussels last month, he told reporters he’d be “very fortunate” to run against his rival in the 2020 election, former President Trump.   

“[Biden] wants to run and he’s clearly letting everyone know,” said one of the two sources familiar with the conversations between Obama and Biden.  

The source also said that Biden, despite his faltering approval ratings, remains the most likely Democratic candidate to defeat Trump. This was a key part of Biden’s salesmanship to voters as he sought support for his 2020 bid — and a big reason primary voters rallied to him in South Carolina and Super Tuesday states where he sealed his status as the Democratic front-runner.  

“I believe he thinks he’s the only one who can beat Trump. I don’t think he thinks there’s anyone in the Democratic party who can beat Trump and that’s the biggest factor,” the source familiar with the ObamaBiden talks said.   

Biden and Obama had lunch together earlier this month, but it is unclear exactly when the two discussed 2024. 


The White House did not provide comment on the conversations between Biden and Obama. A Biden adviser pointed to the president’s public comments that he intends to run again. 

Beyond the rough political winds and poor approval ratings, it is Biden’s age that has fueled questions about his future.  

Biden, 79, was the oldest president to take office at 78 and would be 82 at the start of his second term, should he successfully seek one. 

CNBC survey released last week found that only 38 percent of Americans approve of the job that Biden is doing as president, while 53 percent disapprove. On the economy specifically, Biden gets lower marks, with 35 percent approving of his job handling the economy and 60 percent disapproving. Continue

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