Joe Biden, the current vice president, will likely run for president again in 2024, but many crucial campaign choices have yet to be made. There are still unanswered questions about the campaign’s leadership, its headquarters, and its scheduled launch date. According to his advisors, Biden intended to wait until after the first funding period of the year ended in March before making his formal campaign announcement. After donors gave heavily to Democratic causes in the run-up to the midterm elections last autumn, this was an attempt to set realistic standards. There has been no official statement, but sources say that it won’t be long before that happens. Biden is anticipated to return from a trip to Ireland in the middle of April.
Biden may have strategically timed the announcement to offset the news’ negative impact on his support ratings and age-related worries. The current 80-year-old will be 86 years old when his second term concludes. By holding off, he can avoid challenging Republican heavyweights like Florida Governor Ron DeSantis and ex-Vice President Mike Pence. Donald Trump, the 45th and current president, has announced his candidacy for reelection in 2024.
The political allies closest to Biden are ready to put the campaign plan into action on day one, and they don’t think there’s any harm in him taking his time. Biden has no serious competition for the Democratic candidacy. The 2020 campaign for Biden cost an estimated $1.7 billion, and this time around it is expected to cost even more. The strategy would center on building a strong base of supporters, collecting massive amounts of money, expanding the campaign’s reach to millions of voters, and making the case for Biden at the polls and on the internet.
Most of Biden’s top advisors are anticipated to stay in the White House, where the campaign’s machinery will be managed. Fundraising and strategy organization, however, will fall squarely under the purview of the campaign manager and senior employees. According to one advisor, Biden will be looking for “validators,” or opinions from outside of Washington, to help get the campaign’s message out to people who have given up on politics.
Another important decision to be made is where next year’s Democratic National Convention will be held. Biden has narrowed down the choice to three finalist cities: Atlanta, Chicago, and New York, but the decision won’t be made until the president is ready to. Biden has already begun making the case for letting him “finish the job” he started, and he has urged voters to reject “extreme” Trump supporters.
Biden’s campaign offices will either be in Philadelphia (in 2020) or the president’s hometown of Wilmington (in Delaware). The campaign advisor acknowledged that it might be challenging to bring in A-list campaign talent to Wilmington, but he downplayed the significance of making that decision right away.
Finding qualified candidates for the position of campaign manager has been more difficult. Candidates see the position as meaningless because most decisions are made in the White House. The consultant, however, anticipates considerable autonomy for whoever is selected to lead the 2024 campaign.
The general contours of Biden’s appeal to voters are taking shape, and the president has begun making the case that Americans should let him “finish the job he started” in addresses to supporters and the State of the Union address in February. As part of his effort to find the political message that will most appeal to voters, President Trump plans to keep touting his administration’s major policy achievements, such as a joint public works program. While Bannon believes that Biden’s re-election prospects will be decided by his performance as president and the performance of his opponent, neither the campaign manager nor the framework of Biden’s campaign has been revealed as of yet.