US elections 2024, Biden announces re-nomination: “We can do it”

“Let’s finish the job,” says the US president in a video that begins by pronouncing a sort of manifesto word for his next campaign: “Freedom”

“Let’s finish the job, we can do it.” This was stated by the president of the United States, Joe Biden, in a video released via his Twitter account in which he formalized his intention to run for re-election to the White House in 2024. “This is the United States of America and not there is nothing, simply nothing, that we cannot do if we do it together”, continues Biden in the video of just over three minutes which begins by pronouncing a sort of word-manifesto of his next campaign: “Freedom”.

During the short clip, images of the country scroll through, interspersed with speeches in which the 46th president claims that the right to abortion, the defense of democracy, the right to vote and the social safety net will be among the most important issues for the elections of 2024.

According to Biden, voters will have to choose whether to leave the next generation “more freedom or less” and “more rights or less”. “Every generation of Americans has faced a moment in which they had to defend democracy, defend our personal freedoms and defend our right to vote and our civil rights. This is ours”, he said, concluding precisely with the slogan of his new “Let’s finish the job” campaign.

Moments after Biden’s video was released, Kamala Harris has announced that she will run again for the vice presidency of the United States. “As Americans, we believe in freedom and we believe that our democracy will be as strong as our will to fight for it. This is why Joe Biden and I are running for re-election,” tweeted Harris, who was the first woman in US history to hold the office of vice president.

CAMPAIGN FOCUSES ON TV SPOT – The President of the United States, Joe Biden, will buy TV space in the next few days to give an aggressive imprint to his electoral campaign for re-election to the White House, made official this morning with a video message. “We are coming to win,” said one person involved who preferred to remain anonymous.

The president, as revealed by people familiar with his plans, will announce today the managers of his campaign, whose leadership was chosen Julie Chavez Rodriguez, one of the main advisers of the White House and former deputy campaign manager of the Biden-Harris ticket at the previous elections. Her deputy will be Quentin Fulks, Sen. Raphael G. Warnock’s campaign manager in Georgia last year. It’s the first time a sitting president has chosen a Latina and an African American to lead his campaign.

In the afternoon, Biden plans to speak at North America’s Building Trades Unions Legislative Conference. The launch of his campaign closely resembles that of 2020. Starting from the date, which is the same. And also on that occasion Biden made a speech at a union event in Pittsburgh in the following hours. In the coming days, meanwhile, Biden will meet some of the main donors of the Democratic Party in Washington. The dinner event is expected to take place on Friday evening, although guests are still awaiting details.

Since the beginning of his presidency, Biden has repeatedly expressed his intention to run for a second term, but a large swath of lawmakers, voters and activists – even among his supporters – have doubts about the actual ability of the president to engage in a re-election campaign. Biden is the oldest person to serve as president and, if re-elected, he will be 86 at the end of his second term.