There are now less than two years before the presidential election in 2024, and rumors have already begun to circulate around potential candidates. This election cycle has all the makings of being one of the most divisive in the annals of American politics.
Joe Biden declared his 2024 presidential campaign less than two months after becoming in office in 2021. He would again run with Kamala Harris. Biden, a veteran Democrat, elected to the Senate in 1973 and served until his 2009 election as vice president, is known for his honesty. He was elected vice president in 2009. (he supported same-sex marriage before the Obama administration did in 2012).
He defeated Trump, who was already president, in the 2020 presidential election after winning the Democratic primaries.
Even though President Joe Biden is generally regarded as the front-runner for the president in 2024, he has earned inadequate evaluations from the public on his economic policies, and even members of his own party doubt he can win a second term due to his old age. Democrats retained their Senate majority and won several governorships in the 2022 midterm elections. His image has improved.
Recent Democratic presidential hopefuls, including Harris, Sanders, and Warren, have said they won’t run in 2024 because they anticipate Biden to run again. If Biden doesn’t run, these people can change their minds.
Trump is not the ideal candidate to lead the Republican Party in 2024 because he has been impeached twice and is full of controversy. Still, he has shown that he can command an audience, perhaps too well, after a mob of his supporters stormed the US Capitol to keep him in power after losing reelection to Joe Biden, making him a serious contender.
Trump’s resignation from the White House was complicated by his party’s blame for January 6, 2021, revolt. Since leaving the government, several former colleagues have made disturbing charges about his behavior, and he is currently under criminal investigation. His charges have prompted various investigations.
Trump has supported conservative midterm candidates despite this. Despite the terrible performance of his candidates at the polls, which led to Republican Party losses in virtual races and showed that election denialism was unpopular, he said on November 15 that he would run for president in 2024.
One of PEOPLE’s 2021 Women Changing the World, Stacey Abrams, is a rising star in the Democratic Party. It is being credited with helping to turn Georgia blue in the 2020 election, the first time this has happened in almost 30 years. This has not deterred her from keeping Georgia at the center of her attention; she ran for governor of the Peach State again in 2022, only to lose.
Abrams has repeatedly said that she plans to run for president at some point in her life, but she has not yet indicated that 2024 is that year. She had intended to serve as governor until at least 2028, but that plan has now changed. It’s uncertain whether Democrats will pressure her to move more quickly now that she won’t be serving a full term in Georgia.
By running for president in 2020, the former mayor of South Bend, Indiana, has emerged as a prominent political figure. Pete Buttigieg placed fifth in the primaries after supporting Joe Biden and withdrawing. As Secretary of Transportation in the Biden administration, he is considered the most likely Democratic contender to follow President Biden.
Buttigieg was a Rhodes Scholar and a naval officer in Afghanistan. He speaks eight languages and worked on John Kerry’s 2004 presidential campaign. He benefits greatly while debating policy, political strategy, and foreign affairs.
Buttigieg, a fervent Christian and the first gay president would be the youngest US.
Liz Cheney, the daughter of former president Dick Cheney and a Wyoming congressman since 2017, has earned bipartisan admiration for her moderation in these volatile times. Cheney was one of 10 Republicans to impeach Trump after the Capitol riots on Jan. 6, 2021. As a result, members decided to remove her as House Republican caucus leader, removing her from the third-ranking post.
Since 2021, Cheney has steadily opposed Trump, even acting as deputy leader of the House committee investigating the Capitol disruptions. She lost her challenging reelection battle to a Trump-backed opponent in August when hardline Republicans abandoned her.
Even after being ejected from Congress, she claims that protecting the Constitution is more important than being a conservative.
Cheney has often considered running for president in 2024. After losing her summer House re-election bid, Cheney indicated she would determine her future in the coming months. “I won’t let a past president or anyone else demolish the system,” she told Today’s Savannah Guthrie in 2021. As needed.
The vice president-to-president pipeline in the United States is well-established, dating back to the country’s first veep, John Adams, who went on to replace George Washington. Since then, 14 more vice presidents have been appointed to the highest position, the most recent being our current commander-in-chief, Joe Biden. If her employer does not run again, Kamala Harris, an experienced attorney who rose fast through the political ranks, maybe the next in line.
Harris rose to prominence in her native state of California as the district attorney of San Francisco, where she later served as the state’s attorney general for six years. She served as California’s junior senator for barely four years before being sworn in as Vice President.
If she ran for president in 2024, she would have an advantage because of her experience with the office and evident qualities. But, to succeed, she’ll need to win back members of her party who have associated her with Biden’s underwhelming performance. It will not be easy, but neither was becoming the country’s first female, Black, or Asian vice president.