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Biden Urged to Consider Not Running in 2024 Despite Achievements



David Ignatius suggests that President Joe Biden, due to age concerns and VP Harris' low approval, should reconsider 2024 run. (AP/Evan Vucci)
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President Joe Biden, despite his commendable achievements in office, should consider not seeking re-election in 2024, according to an opinion piece by David Ignatius in the Washington Post.

Biden, who would be 82 at the start of a second term, faces public concern over his age, with 77% of the public, including 69% of Democrats, believing he’s too old to effectively serve another four years. His potential running mate, Vice President Harris, also faces popularity issues, with a 39.5% approval rating. The author suggests that Biden’s greatest accomplishment was halting former President Trump, and running again could risk undoing this.

The piece also suggests that Biden could encourage a more open vice-presidential selection process, but warns that this could alienate key constituencies. The author concludes by urging Biden to consider whether he is the best person to prevent a Trump return, and to be open with the country about his decision.

Read more at The Washington Post.

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