Will the Biden administration as well as The Trump Team both continue to fight each other in a 2024 match of the chickens? Both men have told their friends that they're likely to run for president in the coming election. Both men would like to compete against one another and are certain that they'll triumph. The issue is…who will first declare?
The absence of clarity has left the parties somewhat stifled. Alex Conant, a GOP strategist who was a key adviser to Senator Marco Rubio's former presidential campaign, stated, “It's a very unusual situation in which there are individuals from both parties who are likely to clear the field and it's the first time in history we're not likely to have a highly fierce primary on either side. It's difficult to imagine what that will look like apart from an extremely long and arduous election campaign.”
President Biden has spoken regarding his plan to go fully-fledged in 2024, however there's been no official announcement. In addition, he will be 82 years old on Election Day 2024. It's understandable why Biden would not make a statement in the moment, since that could leave him a singular figure through his first term. Some of his associates hope that he will announce his plans soon after the midterm elections to ensure that his party has ample time to plan for an open primary. However, there is a growing concern that Biden won't announce until well into 2023.
If Trump declares a presidential run, experts are of the opinion that Biden is likely to follow the same pattern. Biden is feeling that he has a “calling” to run again to block Trump from returning to his White House. Biden believes that the former president Trump is a threat to democracy and may believe that he's the only person who can beat him.
President Biden has already begun a potential campaign against Trump. Biden has stated this week that the the “MAGA crowd” is the most “extreme political organization that's existed in recent American history.”
Trump does not seem to be in a rush. He has offered some strong indications that he might be running for reelection. He appears to be enjoying the position that he is currently playing as a member of the party, and also the ability to keep people wondering.
At present, Trump is a “kingmaker.” Trump was a supporter of J.D. Vance at the time of his election to Ohio and witnessed him claim victory. If he decided to announce his plans now it would limit his involvement to a variety of political groups. The indications are there…rallies all over America and super PACs lining their war chests with cash.
The only factor that could pull his motives into the spotlight is Biden declaring. A former advisor to Trump stated, “Biden running helps shape his choices. I believe it's an opportunity to take revenge on a loss and correct a wrong and if it were an older candidate I'm not sure what he would be motivated by.”
This has happened just once before. 1888 was the time Grover Cleveland's bid for reelection was blocked by Benjamin Harrison. However, after four years, Cleveland beat Harrison and was the only president to have two nonconsecutive terms.
Pollster John McLaughlin said that his firm's polls show that Trump may follow in Biden's steps. They reveal Trump to hold 50 percent of likely voters, while Biden only has 43%.
People close to Trump have said that Trump is interested in running for president, however, only if his approval scores remain at a high level. That is that he would like to be sure that he'll succeed.
Bryan Lanza, a campaign strategist and an ex- Trump official stated “I always said that he would run if Biden is under 44 or 43 [percent] but if Biden is at 46, 47, he will pass.”
At the moment, the old engines continue to steamroll towards each other, hoping that one will call out “chicken.”