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Jonathan Bernstein

Will Biden Run Again? Democrats Need an Answer Soon

If the sitting president waits any longer to declare his intentions, he risks doing serious harm to his party’s chances.

Will he or won’t he?

Will he or won’t he?

Photographer: Craig Hudson/Bloomberg


The midterms are coming, and with them, the pressure is building on President Joe Biden to let everyone know whether he is running in 2024.

In a normal presidential election cycle, we would be about to hit the two-year mark in the “invisible primary.” That’s the period before voters get involved, in which candidates seek the support of key party players. That process usually begins immediately after the previous presidential election.