(Liberty Bell) – Many folks in the political realm were under the impression that President Joe Biden would announce his intentions to run for reelection sometime shortly after his State of the Union address on Feb. 7. Well, two weeks have now come and gone and there is still no announcement. And a new report that came out Wednesday is beginning to cast serious doubt on the president running for a second term in the Oval Office.
Four individuals who are “familiar with the president’s thinking,” spoke with news publication Politico, saying plans to launch his reelection campaign in February have come and gone.
“A final call has been pushed aside as real-world events intervene,” the sources said, as per Elizabeth Stauffer of The Western Journal. “Now they are coalescing around April.”
“While the belief among nearly everyone in Biden’s orbit is that he’ll ultimately give the all-clear, his indecision has resulted in an awkward deep-freeze across the party — in which some potential presidential aspirants and scores of major donors are strategizing and even developing a Plan B while trying to remain respectful and publicly supportive of the 80-year-old president,” Politico revealed.
Stauffer continued, “While a re-election campaign was once thought to be a sure thing, Biden appears not to have made up his mind. According to Politico, sources close to the president described him as ‘a kind of Hamlet on Delaware’s Christina River, warily biding his time as he ponders the particulars of his final campaign.'”
“An inertia has set in,” a Biden confidant commented. “It’s not that he won’t run, and the assumption is that he will. But nothing is decided. And it won’t be decided until it is.”
The seeming indecision on behalf of Joe Biden is no doubt causing headaches for other Democrats who might throw their hat into the ring for consideration as the party nominee if they knew whether or not the president was going to officially seek reelection. Not making an announcement has now placed these individuals and their aspirations in limbo, along with their donors.
Politico then went on to explain that because Democrats outperformed initial expectations during the midterms last November and they perceive “no threat of a credible primary challenge” time is on their side.
The outlet’s piece then considered the possibility that the president’s team could be delaying a decision in order to “avoid having to report a less-than-robust fundraising total for a first quarter that’s almost over.”
“Nevertheless, Politico said, Biden’s advisers have been putting together a campaign staff and have aligned with the super PAC Future Forward, which has already aired some TV ads in support of the president’s agenda,” Stauffer reported.
Three folks who are familiar with the situation spoke with Politico and noted President Biden “has talked only sparingly about a possible campaign” and “spends little time discussing the election.”
Doesn’t really sound like his heart is in it, does it?
“There is naturally some speculation that the current probes into his son, Hunter Biden, as well as the special counsel investigation into his own mishandling of classified documents, might be giving him pause,” The Western Journal continued.
“A decision from Biden to [forgo] another run would amount to a political earthquake not seen among Democrats in more than a half century, when Lyndon B. Johnson paired his partial halting of the U.S. bombing of Vietnam with his announcement to step aside, citing deepening ‘division in the American house now,’” Politico stated.
Terrifyingly, this would push Kamala Harris into the spotlight. The news outlet then divulged the vice president’s “uneven performances have raised doubts among fellow Democrats about her ability to win — either the primary, the general election, or both.”
Mark Longabaugh, a Democratic strategist, remarked to Politico, “Obviously, it creates doubts and problems if he waits and waits and waits. But if he were to somehow not declare ’til June or something, I think some people would be stomping around.”
Longabaugh is convinced Biden will indeed run for a second term.
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