On Tuesday morning, Joe Biden announced he will be running for re-election with an underwhelming video posted to his Twitter. The embattled president stuck with messaging from his 2020 campaign by insisting that he is fighting for the ‘soul of our nation.” In similar fashion, the video opens with shots from January 6th as Biden continues to feed off of the distaste for former president Trump’s last days in office. The video also reveals that Kamala Harris will remain as Biden’s vice presidential pick in 2024. Watch the video announcement below:
Every generation has a moment where they have had to stand up for democracy. To stand up for their fundamental freedoms. I believe this is ours.
— Joe Biden (@JoeBiden) April 25, 2023
The president starts off the three minute long video, “Freedom. Personal freedom is fundamental to who we are as Americans. There’s nothing more important. Nothing more sacred. That’s been the work of my first term: To fight for our Democracy. This shouldn’t be a red or blue issue.”
The date for Biden’s announcement was specifically chosen because it comes exactly four years after he announced his candidacy for the 2020 presidential election.
“When I ran for President four years ago, I said we are in a battle for the soul of America – and we still are. The question we are facing is whether in the years ahead we have more freedom or less freedom, more rights or fewer,” said Biden.
According to Fox:
Today’s announcement includes details about his initial campaign leadership team, which includes Sens. Tammy Duckworth, Chris Coons, Reps. Lisa Blunt-Rochester, Jim Clyburn, Veronica Escobar, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and DreamWorks CEO Jeffrey Katzenberg. They will all serve as national co-chairs for the campaign.
Vice President Kamala Harris responded to Biden’s news by calling the 2024 presidential election a “pivotal moment in our history.” Although, many Democrats are worried about Biden and Harris’ chances in 2024 as their approval rating sits in the low 40s. Republican candidates such as Donald Trump, Gov. Nikki Haley, Sen. Tim Scott, Vivek Ramaswamy and possibly Gov. Ron DeSantis are eager to get a shot at the weakened duo.