(JustPatriots.com)- If a recent rumor is to be believed, President Joseph Biden will not launch his re-election campaign in earnest until far into next year.
On Sunday, NBC News’ Peter Alexander, who had just interviewed Biden, claimed that those close to the president expect him to follow “the Obama model.”
Biden served as Vice President of the United States under former President Barack Obama, who began his re-election campaign in April 2011 but didn’t begin conducting events until May 2012.
Alexander made the remark during an interview on “Meet the Press,” saying that Obama took a little over a year after the announcement to start campaigning. To that end, he said that Biden might make an announcement in April and wait until next year to go on the trail.
@PeterAlexander: “Obama waited 13 months after the announcement to start campaigning. … [Biden] could make an announcement in April and wait until next year to get on the trail.”— Meet the Press (@MeetThePress) February 19, 2023
Biden has indicated that he plans to seek re-election but has not yet formally announced his candidacy. After more than two years in office, Biden has a disapproval rating of 50% and some people are starting to doubt his mental capacity.
Biden, according to Alexander, has “checked off a few major boxes” in recent weeks. Biden’s doctor said during a checkup last week that despite being 80 years old, he is a healthy, vibrant 80-year-old guy who is fit to properly fulfill the responsibilities of the President. And many Democrats, he noted, appreciated Biden’s State of the Union speech.
Nikki Haley, former governor of South Carolina and current ambassador to the United Nations, declared on Tuesday that she will also run for president in 2024 as a Republican.
The candidacy of ex-President Donald Trump might set up a rematch with Biden in the 2024 election.