Published by BERNIE SANDERS at 8:34 am If Biden 80 resigns Bernie Sanders 81 would hard look at a 2024 run. Suppose Vice President Biden does not run for president in 2024. In that case, a top adviser to Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders says the independent and self-described democratic socialist will likely contemplate a third run for the White House.
On Thursday, longtime Sanders advisor Faiz Shakir told CBS News, “I assume that he would give it a hard look.” I don’t want to decide for him because that is his decision, but I assume he would like to reconsider.
Sanders, 81, ran as a Democrat for president in 2016 and 2020 but was defeated by Hillary Clinton and Joe Biden, respectively, for the party’s candidacy. But his insurgent operations, which he dubbed a “political revolution,” received passionate support from the general public and motivated fellow democratic socialists.
If he were to win the presidency in 2024, he would take office at 83. Sanders “would have to make a serious judgment about his vitality, stamina, desire, hunger, and enthusiasm to do this a third time,” according to Shakir. Sanders is “quite aware that he’s older now.
“But what if it were a field? Yes, I’m sure he would give it another look and decide whether to proceed. He added, “
Despite being the oldest person to ever hold the office of president, BIden, 80, has made it clear that he would seek re-election and is said to have raised a glass to his 2024 campaign at a state dinner with French President Macron last year.
Ronald Klain, the chief of staff for the president, has stated that Biden will make a final decision about seeking re-election soon after Christmas. According to insiders, the Biden family is “totally” supportive of a re-election campaign.
“I take President Biden at his word that he’s taking it seriously and presume that he is leaning toward yes,” Shakir said. “Our circle also tells him that he’s taking it seriously.”
Former President Trump has already started his campaign to win the Republican nomination in 2024 on the Republican side. Asa Hutchinson, the governor of Arkansas, Mike Pence, the former vice president and secretary of state, and Mike Pompeo, a former ambassador to the United Nations, are among the other Republicans rumored to enter the race. Nicole Haley