On Tuesday, Democrat President Joe Biden announced he would be running for reelection in 2024 after overseeing an administration during his first term that caused numerous crises, including record high inflation and the disastrous U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan.
Biden’s announcement came amid speculation that he might not run again due to his age. If reelected, Biden would be 82 years old when beginning his second term.
“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. I know what I want the answer to be. This is not a time to be complacent. That’s why I’m running for reelection,” Biden said in an announcement video posted on Twitter.
“Every generation of Americans has faced a moment when they’ve had to defend democracy. Stand up for our personal freedoms. Stand up for the right to vote and our civil rights,” he also said. “This is our moment.”
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