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Republicans received good news Wednesday evening when President Joe Biden announced that he’s strongly leaning towards running for reelection in November of 2024. If that holds true, former president Donald Trump, or any other Republican nominee should have a clear path towards the White House.
We’re talking a late-November Alabama versus Mercer type of clear path.
“If I’m in the health I’m in now – I’m in good health – then, in fact, I would run again,” Biden told ABC News’ “World News Tonight“.
Pres. Biden to @DavidMuir on running for re-election and a possible rematch against Donald Trump: "Why would I not run against Donald Trump for the nominee? That’ll increase the prospect of running." https://t.co/TdWzae5hd3 pic.twitter.com/We8y9t0QG5
— ABC News (@ABC) December 22, 2021
Biden, who’s approval rating has plummeted faster than the stock market he influences, is leaving the prospect of running for reelection up to fate (what about science?). “I’m a great respecter of fate. Fate has intervened in my life many, many times,” the president told ABC’s David Muir.
Oddly enough, fate intervened earlier this month when Biden inadvertently channeled his inner Ron Burgundy when attempting to pay tribute to the late Bob Dole.
On Wednesday evening, the 79-year old Biden didn’t need good health, a teleprompter, or the assistance of Veronica Corningstone to nearly commit to running. He just needed to hear Donald Trump’s name. “You’re trying to tempt me now. Sure. Why would I not run against Donald Trump if he were the nominee? That would increase the prospect of running,” said Biden.
As Michael Buffer would say: “Let’s get ready to rumble!”
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